WELCOME in Opole<br />StudyVisit MODN <br />Opole 2011<br />Janusz Berdzik<br />
<ul><li>Area: 9411 km²
Inhabitants: about 1 mln
Towns: Opole, Brzeg, Nysa, Kędzierzyn – Koźle, Kluczbork, Strzelce Opolskie </li></li></ul><li>    Opolskie Voivodeship an...
<ul><li>Cultural and historicallandscape
The western part of Upper Silesia (Silesia Superior)
Principalities: opolsko – raciborskie, opawskie, karniowskie, cieszyńskie, bytomskie
Historical capital - Opole
Meeting point of cultures: Polish, German, Czech (Moravian), Silesian
Intensivecolonizationinthe 13th century
Since the 14th centurylong-lastingprocess of Germanization and Czechization of Silesianknighthood</li></li></ul><li>The re...
Thebase of nonmaterialheritageisconstituted by thestrongbondwiththetraditonsdemonstrated by thelocalinhabitantswhocultivat...
Numeroushistorical and architecturalobjects and buildings, historicalurban and rurallayouts, park complexes, ‘smallarchite...
<ul><li>Population
1950:
> 50% localinhabitants
~ 25% immigrantsfromeasternterritories of Poland
~ 23% immigrantsfrom central Poland
2002:
5,5% bornabroad
10% of bornabroad – in Germany and France
81% withonlyPolishcitizenship
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Opole and the region

  1. 1. WELCOME in Opole<br />StudyVisit MODN <br />Opole 2011<br />Janusz Berdzik<br />
  2. 2. <ul><li>Area: 9411 km²
  3. 3. Inhabitants: about 1 mln
  4. 4. Towns: Opole, Brzeg, Nysa, Kędzierzyn – Koźle, Kluczbork, Strzelce Opolskie </li></li></ul><li> Opolskie Voivodeship and itsneighbouringprovincesused to constitute one entity – historicalSilesianprovince. Opole provinceistheborderterritorywithturbulent and richhistory.<br />
  5. 5. <ul><li>Cultural and historicallandscape
  6. 6. The western part of Upper Silesia (Silesia Superior)
  7. 7. Principalities: opolsko – raciborskie, opawskie, karniowskie, cieszyńskie, bytomskie
  8. 8. Historical capital - Opole
  9. 9. Meeting point of cultures: Polish, German, Czech (Moravian), Silesian
  10. 10. Intensivecolonizationinthe 13th century
  11. 11. Since the 14th centurylong-lastingprocess of Germanization and Czechization of Silesianknighthood</li></li></ul><li>The region was ruled by Piast dynasty, Czech kings, AustrianHabsburgs, Prussians and Germanswhichhavebeenreflectedinhistorical, multiculturalheritage<br />Thesmallestvoivodeshipinthe country pridesitself on therichculturalachievementsexceedingotherwealthierPolish regions. <br />
  12. 12.
  13. 13.
  14. 14. Thebase of nonmaterialheritageisconstituted by thestrongbondwiththetraditonsdemonstrated by thelocalinhabitantswhocultivatecustoms, dialect, localcostumes and folk art. <br />
  15. 15. Numeroushistorical and architecturalobjects and buildings, historicalurban and rurallayouts, park complexes, ‘smallarchitecture’ elements and historicalfurnishingaretheexamples of materialheritage of the region.<br />
  16. 16. <ul><li>Population
  17. 17. 1950:
  18. 18. > 50% localinhabitants
  19. 19. ~ 25% immigrantsfromeasternterritories of Poland
  20. 20. ~ 23% immigrantsfrom central Poland
  21. 21. 2002:
  22. 22. 5,5% bornabroad
  23. 23. 10% of bornabroad – in Germany and France
  24. 24. 81% withonlyPolishcitizenship
  25. 25. 15,6% with German citizenship (156,6 tys.)
  26. 26. 17,6% ‘Silesiannationality’ (176 tys.) </li></li></ul><li>German minority<br /><ul><li>23 boroughleaders and mayors
  27. 27. 16 districts – absolutemajority
  28. 28. rulesin 29 towns and districts
  29. 29. 43% of alldistrictcouncillors
  30. 30. 2 starosts
  31. 31. in 3 districts: majority
  32. 32. regionalcouncil: 6 councillors,
  33. 33. deputyhead of regionalcouncil
  34. 34. languageeducation
  35. 35. radio, TV, newspapers</li></li></ul><li>
  36. 36. Opole provinceis one of thebestdeveloped regions as far as infrastructureisconcerned - density of public roadsnetworkis 90.9 km per 100 squarekms.<br />The most important for thesouth part of Poland motorway A-4 runsthrough Opole province. Itisthe part of transEuropeanroutefrom Berlin to Kiev.<br />
  37. 37. Food industry hasthebiggestshareinthewhole industrial production of the region. The most importantsegments<br />arefruit and vegetableprocessing, dairyproduction and confectionery as well as bakery.<br />
  38. 38. Thenextequallyimportant industry isthe chemical one. Itisbased on theproduction of basic chemicals and in a lesserdegree on theproduction of domesticdetergents. <br />
  39. 39. The third element of regional industry istheproduction on thebasis of nonmetallic resources. The most importantare cement industry, concrete and plaster production and theproduction of glass and glass products.<br />
  40. 40. OPOLE<br /><ul><li>Note "BavarianGeographer" dated back to theyear 845 mentionsthetribe of Opolini on theterritory of Silesia.
  41. 41. Around 990 Opole togetherwiththewhole Silesia was joined to Poland by Mieszko I.
  42. 42. Kazimierz Opolski was one of thetwo first princeswhointhe 12th centuryusedthe White Eagle as the symbol of Piast dynasty.</li></li></ul><li>Themainacademiccentreintheprovinceis Opole with<br /><ul><li>Opole University,
  43. 43. Opole TechnicalUniversity,
  44. 44. Public Medical College,
  45. 45. Wyższa Szkoła Zarządzania i Administracji,
  46. 46. Wyższa Szkoła Bankowa we Wrocławiu - Wydział Ekonomiczny
  47. 47. Wydział Zamiejscowy Wyższej Szkoły im. B. Jańskiego, </li></ul>Nysa <br /><ul><li>Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa</li></ul>Brzeg <br /><ul><li>Wyższa Szkoła Humanistyczno-Ekonomiczna</li></li></ul><li>Jan Kochanowski Theatre (TheatreFestival „PolishClassics"); <br />Alojzy Smolka PuppetTheatre (National Festival of PuppetTheatres);<br />EKO STUDIO Theatre;<br />
  48. 48. Józef Elsner Philharmonic Orchestra<br />
  49. 49. Opole Amphitheatre<br /> Since June 1963 roku, except 1982, National Festival of Polish Song hastaken place here. ThereisalsoNational Centre of Polish Song theamphitheatre.<br />
  50. 50. Climatic and natural characteristics of the Opole province make it a great place for the development of tourism. Thanks to the lie of the landyoucanrelaxherebothinsummer and winter. <br />
  51. 51. Dinopark – theuniqueintheworldpaleothologicalfind of theoldestprimitiveancestors of dinosaursin Krasiejów isthefantasticchance for our region to becomeknown on the international science arena. <br />
  52. 52. Thankyou for yourattention<br />
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