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Full nameBytom
Countycity county
Established12th century
Town rights1254
MayorPiotr Koj
Total Area26.8 sq mi (69.44 km2)
Highest Elevation1082.7 ft (330 m)
Lowest Elevation816.9 ft (249 m)
Total Population183251 (2009)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)2746000
Metro (pop.)5294000
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code41-900 to 41-936
Area code+48 32
Car platesSY

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Bytom c-plAUDPl-Bytom.ogg'bytom ( ) is a city in Silesia in southern Poland, near Katowice. The central-western district of the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union - metropolis with the population of 2 millions. Bytom is located in the Silesian Highlands, on the Bytomka river (tributary of the Kłodnica).

The city belongs to the Silesian Voivodeship since its formation in 1999. Previously it was in Katowice Voivodeship. Bytom is one of the cities of the 2,7 million conurbation - Katowice urban area and within a greater Silesian metropolitan area populated by about 5,294,000 people. The population of the city is 183,251 (June 2009). Bytom is home of Polonia Bytom, plays in Ekstraklasa since 2007-2008 season and won it twice in 1954 and in 1962.

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