Gliwice has a population of nearly 200,000. It is located in the largest Polish metropolis, the Silesia Metropolis, and at the intersection of two European transit corridors – the A1 and A4 highways make up the biggest highway intersection in this part of Europe.
The city development is based on new technologies, the automotive industry and logistics. Thanks to its convenient location and the pro-investment policy of the municipal authorities, the Gliwice Subzone of the Katowice Special Economic Zone, the “Nowe Gliwice” Centre of Education and Business and the Silesian Logistics Centre have thrived. The number of small and medium enterprises in the city is steadily increasing.
There are two universities offering fields of study that are crucial for economy and the Science and Technology Park, called “Technopark”, which supports innovative technologies in business.
The city provides its citizens with a wide range of recreational and cultural activities. The Gliwice Radio Tower, the tallest wooden structure in the world, is a symbol of the city.