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Fun facts and curiosities about Bielsko-Biała.

– Bielsko-Biała consists of two separate cities that were joined as the one city only in 1951.

– Both words Bielsko and Biała stands for the word white.

25% of the city area is covered by forest.

17 mountain hills lay within the city borders.

– There is a railway tunnel that runs under the centre of the city.

– Summers in Bielsko-Biała and Poland in general are hot and sunny. Average temperature is around 25oC but days with more than 30oC are also common.

– Bielsko-Biała has the widest bridge in Poland – the Niwka River is covered by an asphalt road, which is now Stojałowskiego Street.

– The highest point in Bielsko-Biała is Klimczok Mountain, 1117 meter high.

– The city has not one but four old market squares.

– There is only one monument of Martin Luther (the main Protestant reformer) in Poland, it stands in Bielsko-Biała.

– Around 173 thousands people live in Bielsko-Biała.

– Around hundred years ago Bielsko was called ‘the city of 100 industries’. 

– Bielsko was the second, only after Vienna, most prosperous city in the Austrian-Hungarian Empire.

– Bielsko-Biała was a centre of textile production.

– Bielsko-Biała is known for automotive and electro-technology industries