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 />
Thebase of nonmaterialheritageisconstituted by thestrongbondwiththetraditonsdemonstrated by thelocalinhabitantswhocultivatecustoms, dialect, localcostumes and folk art. <br />
Numeroushistorical and architecturalobjects and buildings, historicalurban and rurallayouts, park complexes, ‘smallarchitecture’ elements and historicalfurnishingaretheexamples of materialheritage of the region.<br />
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 />
Food industry hasthebiggestshareinthewhole industrial production of the region. The most importantsegments<br />arefruit and vegetableprocessing, dairyproduction and confectionery as well as bakery.<br />
Thenextequallyimportant industry isthe chemical one. Itisbased on theproduction of basic chemicals and in a lesserdegree on theproduction of domesticdetergents. <br />
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 />
OPOLE<br /><ul><li>Note "BavarianGeographer" dated back to theyear 845 mentionsthetribe of Opolini on theterritory of Silesia.
Around 990 Opole togetherwiththewhole Silesia was joined to Poland by Mieszko I.
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,
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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 />
Opole Amphitheatre<br /> Since June 1963 roku, except 1982, National Festival of Polish Song hastaken place here. ThereisalsoNational Centre of Polish Song theamphitheatre.<br />
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 />
Dinopark – theuniqueintheworldpaleothologicalfind of theoldestprimitiveancestors of dinosaursin Krasiejów isthefantasticchance for our region to becomeknown on the international science arena. <br />