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Gliwice

Administration
Full nameGliwice
CountryPoland
VoivodeshipSilesian
Countycity county
Established13th century
Town rights1250
Government
MayorZygmunt Frankiewicz
Geography
Total Area51.7 sq mi (133.88 km2)
Highest Elevation912.1 ft (278 m)
Lowest Elevation656.2 ft (200 m)
Demography
Total Population196361 (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 code44-100 to 44-164
Area code+48 32
Car platesSG

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Gliwice c-plAUDPl-Gliwice.ogggli'wice ( ) is a city in Upper Silesia in southern Poland, near Katowice. Gliwice is the west district of the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union a metropolis with a population of 2 million. The city is located in the Silesian Highlands, on the Kłodnica river (a tributary of the Oder).

Situated in the Silesian Voivodeship since its formation in 1999, Gliwice was previously in Katowice Voivodeship. Gliwice is one of the cities of a 2.7 million conurbation known as the Katowice urban area and is within the larger Silesian metropolitan area, which has a population of about 5,294,000 people. The population of the city is 196,361 (June 2009).


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