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source: Foreign Affairs Office of Shenyang Municipal People's Goverment  2018-08-03 14:19

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On June 6, 2007, the signing ceremony of the protocol for the establishment of a friendly city between Shenyang, China and Katowice, Poland was held at Shenyang Marvelot Hotel.Li Yingjie, mayor of Shenyang, and Patel uszoko, mayor of Katowice, signed the protocol on behalf of the two cities respectively.After the two cities have become friendly cities, the exchanges and cooperation between the two cities will be further developed, and cooperation in the fields of transportation, urban construction, environmental protection and education will be strengthened.

Urban basic situation

The city of Katowice, located in the Southern province of Silesia, is a city in Southern Poland. It is the largest city in Silesia and is the center of heavy industry, transportation, science and culture.It has been the administrative capital and the seat of the government of Silesia since 1999 and was formerly the official capital of Silesia. The city covers an area of 164.6 square kilometers and has a population of 321,163 (2004).

The geographical position

The city of Katowice lies between the Claude Nica and Lava rivers in southern Poland.

Climate

The climate of Katowice belongs to the temperate continental humid climate with the transition from oceanic to continental. It is cold in winter and rainy in summer. The average temperature in January was between minus 5 and 11 degrees above zero, and in July it was between 16 and 19 degrees.

History

Katowice was developed from a small village. It was recorded at the beginning of 1598 that it was still a small village until the middle of the 19th century, and then rose rapidly with the development of the coal mining industry.In 1865, it is officially eligible to become a city.In 1918, the Silesia uprising broke out in the region, and the city of Katowice was classified as Poland.From 1953 to 1956, the city was renamed "Stalin city" by the polish communist party.

Administrative division

There are 5 areas under the jurisdiction of Katowice:Metropolitan area, North City area, South City area, East City area and West City area.

Economics

Katowice's industry is mainly coal mining, iron refining, zinc smelting, heavy machinery and so on. In the Northeast of the city, there is "Huta Katowice" large-scale metallurgical joint enterprise.The main coal resources are abundant, and coal accounts for more than 98% of the whole country of Poland. Therefore, it has the name of "The coal capital of Poland ".As the largest railway hub in the country, the traffic is very convenient.But in recent years, as the city's heavy industry has begun to move due to economic reforms, small and medium-sized enterprises will become the pillar of the city's future economy.

Culture and education

The city of Katowice is home to the prestigious university of economics and the coal institute.Katowice College of Physical Education, founded in 1952, is a professional university and actively participate in international exchanges and cooperation of export-oriented colleges and universities.

The famous scenic spots in Katowice are:Silesia Museum, Silesia opera house,etc.

Friendly exchanges

The friendly and cooperative exchanges between Shenyang and Katowice, the Province of Silesia (Formerly known as Katowice) in Poland, were established in the 1950s. They have extensive contacts in many fields, such as economy, culture and education. In 1988, Liaoning Province and Katowice Province of Poland established good ties and expanded regional exchanges and cooperation in various fields. At the same time, it greatly promoted the communication between Shenyang and the province of Katowice, Poland.In recent years, the city of Katowice has sent several economic and trade delegations to participate in China International Equipment Manufacturing exposition hosted by our city,EU-Asia Equipment Manufacturing annual meeting and other large-scale activities, effectively promoting the exchanges between different regions in various fields. The 2005 China Shenyang-Poland Friendship Day held jointly by our city and the Polish Embassy in China pushed the cooperation and exchange between our city and Katowice to a new stage.From August 1 to 3, 2005, the Shenyang Economic and Trade Delegation visited the city of Katowice (the capital of the province of Silesia) in Poland.During the visit, representatives of the delegation visited the mayor of Katowice, the governor of Silesia and the provincial capital, and held work talks. Our delegation introduced the development of the city and the province in detail to leaders of the province, and initially established the basic framework of establishing friendly cooperation and exchanges with Katowice.From July 3 to 16, 2006, a delegation from Shenyang, headed by Cui Wenxin, head of the Standing Committee of the Shenyang People's Congress, visited Poland, the Czech Republic and Russia.During his visit to the city of Katowice, Poland, he held a symposium on economic cooperation between the two cities and signed a framework agreement with the city of Katowice to establish friendly city relations.On April 28, 2006, the City Council of Katowice, Poland, formally approved the establishment of friendly city relations with our city. In July, the city obtained the approval of the two cities through the National Friendship agreement. The legal formalities for the conclusion of the two cities have all been in place.On June 6, 2007, China's Shenyang - Poland's Katowice friendship day and Shenyang and Katowice friendly cooperation exchange meeting were held in Shenyang Dynasty Marriott Hotel.Song Qi, vice mayor of Shenyang, delivered a speech with Pat Uszok, mayor of Katowice.Shenyang Mayor Li Yingjie and Katowice Mayor Pat Uzzok jointly signed the agreement of establishing a friendly city between Shenyang and Katowice.

From May 18 to 29, 2008, A delegation from Shenyang, headed by Zhao changyi, standing committee head of the Shenyang municipal people's congress, was invited to visit Poland, the Czech republic and Hungary.During his visit to the city of Katowice, Poland, the delegation met with Mr. Fred, speaker of the city council of Katowice, and held in-depth talks with the municipal government of Katowice on developing the friendly cooperation and exchange program between the two cities. In addition, the agreement on <friendly exchange between Shenyang and Katowice from 2008 to 2009> was signed jointly with mayor Uzzok of Katowice.

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