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Rybnik

Administration
Full nameRybnik
CountryPoland
VoivodeshipSilesian
Countycity county
Established10th century
Town rights1327
Government
MayorAdam Fudali
Geography
Total Area57.1 sq mi (148 km2)
Highest Elevation951.4 ft (290 m)
Lowest Elevation689 ft (210 m)
Demography
Total Population141387 (2009)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)700000
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code44-200 to 44-292
Area code+48 32
Car platesSR

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Rybnik c-plAUDPl-Rybnik.ogg'rybnik is a city in southern Poland, in the Silesian Voivodeship. Rybnik is located close to the border with the Czech Republic and just outside the southern border of the largest urban area in Poland, the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union. Rybnik is about 290 km south of Warsaw and about 100 km west of Kraków.

The city of Rybnik has a population of about 141,387 (June 2009), and its metropolitan area is 0.7 million. The Rybnik area is an important economic region of Poland, and visible center of culture, with a famous Szafrankowie Brothers State School of Music and Philharmonic Orchestra.


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