Rybnik Coal Area ( pl|Rybnicki Okręg Węglowy, ''ROW'') is an industrial region in southern Poland."''Rybnicki Okręg Węglowy''"
- PWN Encyclopedia
It is located in the Silesian Voivodeship, in a basin between the Vistula and Oder rivers, sited on the Rybnik Plateau ( pl|Płaskowyż Rybnicki) between Katowice (Upper-Silesian Metropolis) to the north and Ostrava on the south-west. Part a Silesian metropolitan area populated by 5,294,000 peopleEuropean Spatial Planning Observation Network (ESPON) and Silesian metropolitan region populated by about 7 million. According to scientific description by Paweł Swianiewicz and Urszula Klimska this area have 507,000 people,"''Społeczne i polityczne zróżnicowanie aglomeracji w Polsce''"
- Paweł Swianiewicz, Urszula Klimska; University of Warsaw 2005
according to European Spatial Planning Observation Network - 634,000 people (525,000 + 109,000 by Racibórz). Area: about 1,300 km².

Main cities

Adjacent main cities and statistics (30.06.2009):"''Population. Size and structure by territorial division''"
- Central Statistical Office of Poland, 2009, ISSN 1734-6118


Adjacent county (powiat) and statistics (30.06.2009):

See also

* Metropolitan areas in Poland *Upper Silesian Industrial Region

External links

Rybnik Area on ''maps.google.com''


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