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    Since 1975 the city of Bielsko-Biala has been the provincial capital in the mid-way between Warsaw and Vienna, connected by modern road and rail systems. The city is beautifully situated between the peaks of Szndzielnia and Kozia Gora, 300-400 meters above the sea level; it covers an area of 125 square kilometers, with a population of about 200,000.

    Bielsko-Biala was formed by a merger of two towns. The older one, Bielsko, obtained its civic rights in 1263. Biala the younger, was granted this privilege as late as 1723. Both towns, situated on opposite riversides, were famous for their textiles. The trademark of Bielsko-Biala Woolen cloth BS was well known in Europe. In the late 19th century, Bielsko-Biala and became the third largest center of the textile industry in the Austro-Hungarian empire. While both towns were developing separately, the ties between them were becoming stronger and stronger.

    Almost 5,000 monuments have remained until today, including the 12th -century Sulkowski castle, churches, cemeteries, greens, fortification walls, tenement-houses, production halls, and industrial buildings. Now, 183 monuments are protected by law.

    Also, due to great progress made by the town in other branches of economy, Bielsko-Biala used to be called the city of a hundred industries, many of them quite unique.

    Every two years Bielsko-Biala hosts the greatest world festival of puppet theaters, organized by the Banialuka Theatre.

    Every year at the end of May the municipality organizes numerous cultural and sport events called the Bielsko-Biala Days.

    Rich foreign investors and partners willing to cooperate in different areas come to Bielsko-Biala more often now. Convenient location on crossroads of trade routes and proximity of Vienna have resulted in many firms with foreign capital making business in the city.

    Every year the number of firms and enterprises acting in Bielsko-Biala enlarges and presently it amounts to 14.5 thousand companies. Unemployment rate in the city is one of the lowest in Poland. For several years the City authorities have been undertaking activities that stimulate investments in B.

    The city cooperates with many communes in Europe, Asia, and America as well as international organizations, e.g. with the World Bank, in the area of energy and environment protection. The local authorities undertake further actions to increase economic development of the city. Flourishing private businesses are seen everywhere.

    Bielsko-Biala offers very good conditions to invest in many areas like hotel facilities, tourist infrastructure, sport and recreation facilities.

    The slopes of Mount Szyndzielnia with its cable car as well as attractive tourist and ski routes wait for complex development.

    While in Poland, you cannot miss coming to Bielsko-Biala. The city is a gateway to the beauties of the green, resin-scented Beskid mountains where you can spend an unforgettable time.

    Bielsko-Biala is the capital of a splendid region populated by hard-working and capable people who are great partners to do business with.