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Ruda Śląska

Full nameRuda Śląska
Countycity county
Established13th century
Town rights1959
MayorGrażyna Dziedzic
Total Area30 sq mi (77.73 km2)
Total Population143583 (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 code41-700 to 41-718
Area code+48 32
Car platesSRS, SL

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Ruda Śląska c-plAUDPl-Ruda_Śląska.ogg'ruda-'śląska is a city in Silesia in southern Poland, near Katowice. It is a district in the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union, a metropolis with a population of 2 million. It is located in the Silesian Highlands, on the Kłodnica river (tributary of the Oder).

It has been part of the Silesian Voivodeship since its formation in 1999. Previously, it was in Katowice Voivodeship, and before then, part of the Autonomous Silesian Voivodeship. Ruda Śląska is one of the cities in the Katowice urban area (population 2.7 million) and within the greater Silesian metropolitan area (population 5,294,000). The population of the city is 143,583 (June 2009).

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