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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.