A list of cities and towns in Poland , preceded by a table of major Polish cities. The table ranks cities by population based on data from the Central Statistical Office of Poland. Note that in the Polish system of administration there is no difference between a city and a town. There are only cities (having city rights) and villages (which do not have city rights).
As of 30 June 2020, there are 944 cities and towns in Poland.
Polish cities belong to the following size ranges in terms of the number of inhabitants:
66 cities are cities with powiat rights. In Polish cities, public administration bodies are the city's president or mayor. The city council is the decision-making and control body.
Below is the list of the most populated cities and towns in Poland.The seats of either a voivode, or a voivodeship legislature, are marked in bold.
|Name||Voivodeship||Pop. 1 January 2021||Pop. 30 June|
|Change 2020 - 2007|
|Gdańsk (part of Tricity metropolitan area)||Pomeranian||470,805||471,525||458,717||458,988||365,600||286,940||194,633||140,600||2.66%|
|Katowice (centre of Katowice metropolitan area)||Silesian||290,553||291,774||317,220||345,934||305,000||269,926||175,496||31,700||-7.71%|
|Gdynia (part of Tricity metropolitan area)||Pomeranian||244,969||245,867||250,242||253,521||191,500||147,625||103,458||900||-1.56%|
|Sosnowiec (part of Katowice metropolitan area)||Silesian||197,586||198,996||222,586||244,102||145,000||131,654||96,448||86,700||-10.16%|
|Gliwice (part of Katowice metropolitan area)||Silesian||177,049||178,186||197,393||212,164||172,000||135,300||119,968||52,400||-9.52%|
|Zabrze (part of Katowice metropolitan area)||Silesian||170,924||171,691||189,062||200,177||197,840||190,049||172,355||26,000||-8.82%|
|Bytom (part of Katowice metropolitan area)||Silesian||163,255||164,447||184,765||205,560||187,500||182,578||173,955||51,400||-10.56%|
|Ruda Śląska (part of Katowice metropolitan area)||Silesian||136,423||137,030||144,584||159,665||143,122||131,667||33,962||14,800||-4.99%|
|Tychy (part of Katowice metropolitan area)||Silesian||126,871||127,307||129,776||133,178||71,500||49,914||4,900||-1.68%|
|Dąbrowa Górnicza (part of Katowice metropolitan area)||Silesian||118,285||118,899||128,795||131,037||61,700||55,720||32,446||3,000||-7.32%|
|Chorzów (part of Katowice metropolitan area)||Silesian||106,846||107,443||113,678||121,708||151,946||147,037||129,456||57,900||-5.16%|
|Jaworzno (part of Katowice metropolitan area)||Silesian||90,368||90,759||96,600||99,800||63,600||53,089||20,229||17,500||-5.67%|
|Nowy Sącz||Lesser Poland||83,558||83,762||84,468||83,911||41,300||34,179||26,216|
|Jelenia Góra||Lower Silesian||78,335||78,778||86,220||93,407||55,900||49,617||34,996|
|Mysłowice (part of Katowice metropolitan area)||Silesian||74,559||74,601||74,912||76,231||44,700||40,228||35,720|
|Ostrów Wielkopolski||Greater Poland||71,560||71,829||72,360||74,635||49,705||42,579||32,787||11,800|
|Siemianowice Śląskie (part of Katowice metropolitan area)||Silesian||66,270||66,587||71,621||75,218||67,401||62,411||52,994|
|Piekary Śląskie (part of Katowice metropolitan area)||Silesian||54,702||54,860||59,061||61,753||36,400||32,226||22,944|
According to the law there are two main types of localities (Polish: miejscowość):
In 2015 there was 103,086 official names of localities and their parts, including (23 types):
Thus, there are 53,445 of independent localities, called basic localities (8 types: "urban" - cities/towns, "rural" - villages, settlements, colonies, forest settlements, housing estates, hamlets and tourist refuges) and 49,641 of not independent localities, integral parts of basic localities (15 types: "urban" - parts of cities and towns, "rural" - parts of villages, settlements of villages, colonies of villages, forest settlements of villages, housing estates of villages, hamlets of villages, parts of settlements, settlements of settlements, colonies of settlements, hamlets of settlements, parts of colonies, settlements of colonies, colonies of colonies and hamlets of colonies).
A statistical locality (miejscowość statystyczna)is a separated collection of several localities (out of all 23 types) for statistical purposes, for which statistical data are collected and compiled together. In a special case, the team may contain only one locality. There are two types of statistical localities:
In 2011 there was 42,490 of statistical localities.Thus, a large number (approx. 11,000) of the "rural" basic localities is taken together under the statistical localities (however, this data do not stipulate how many of tham are fully uninhabited).
|Statistical localities size||Number||Population|
Rumia is a city in the Eastern Pomerania region of north-western Poland, with some 45,000 inhabitants. It is a part of the Kashubian Tricity and a suburb part of the metropolitan area of the Tricity. It has been situated in the Wejherowo County in Pomeranian Voivodeship since 1999; previously it was in Gdańsk Voivodeship (1975–1998). Traditionally, Rumia is related to Kashubia. It is connected by well-developed railway and highway connections to the Tricity, an urban agglomeration of over 1 million inhabitants on the coast of Gdańsk Bay.
Zduńska Wola is a town in central Poland with 42,698 inhabitants (2016). Situated in the Łódź Province, previously in Sieradz Province (1975–1998). It is the seat of Zduńska Wola County. The town was once one of the largest cloth, linen and cotton weaving centres in Poland and is the birthplace of Saint Maximilian Kolbe and Maksymilian Faktorowicz, the founder of Max Factor cosmetics company.
Białobrzegi is a town in Poland, in Masovian Voivodeship, about 60 kilometres south of Warsaw. Since 1998 it has been the capital of Białobrzegi County. From 1975 to 1998, the town administratively belonged to Radom Voivodeship. Prior to 1975, it belonged to Kielce Voivodeship. According to data from December 31, 2011, the city had 10,410 inhabitants. The city is located on the border of the Białobrzegi Valley and Radom Plain, about 30 miles northwest of Radom. The river Pilica flows through the town. Białobrzegi is placed on boundary of two major Polish historical regions - Lesser Poland and Mazovia, and was not administratively tied with Mazovia and Warsaw until 1999.
Sokołów Podlaski is a town in Poland, in Masovian Voivodeship, about 80 kilometres east of Warsaw. The town lies on the Cetynia river, in the historical region of Podlachia and is the capital of Sokołów County. The first settlement was in the 6th century and the town received its charter in 1424. Population in 2004 was 18,434.
Szadek is a town in Zduńska Wola County, Łódź Voivodeship, Poland, with 1,976 inhabitants (2016).
Łomianki is a town in Warsaw West County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland. It had a population of 16,374 in 2008, and 24,328 in 2016.
Bytków is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Rudna, within Lubin County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. According to the 2011 National Census, it has a population of 30 inhabitants. It is the smallest village in the administrative district of Gmina Rudna.
Nagórze is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Lwówek Śląski, within Lwówek Śląski County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. Prior to 1945 it was in Germany.
Kopaczów is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Bogatynia, within Zgorzelec County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland, close to the Czech and German borders. Prior to 1945 it was in Germany.
Porajów is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Bogatynia, within Zgorzelec County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland, close to the Czech and German borders.
Gmina Czarny Dunajec is a rural gmina in Nowy Targ County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland, on the Slovak border. Its seat is the village of Czarny Dunajec, which lies approximately 13 kilometres (8 mi) west of Nowy Targ and 70 km (43 mi) south of the regional capital Kraków.
Gmina Łobez is an urban-rural gmina in Łobez County, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-western Poland. Its seat is the town of Łobez, which lies approximately 73 kilometres (45 mi) east of the regional capital Szczecin.
Mokre is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Grudziądz, within Grudziądz County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-central Poland. It lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) north-east of Grudziądz and 59 km (37 mi) north of Toruń. It is located in the Chełmno Land in the historic region of Pomerania.
Łada is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Chrzanów, within Janów Lubelski County, Lublin Voivodeship, in eastern Poland. It lies approximately 5 kilometres (3 mi) south-east of Chrzanów, 16 km (10 mi) east of Janów Lubelski, and 58 km (36 mi) south of the regional capital Lublin. According to the National Census, it had 517 inhabitants in 2011 and was the third largest village in Gmina Chrzanów.
Jadzień is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Kiernozia, within Łowicz County, Łódź Voivodeship, in central Poland. In 2011, its population was 91 people.
Zahoczewie is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Baligród, within Lesko County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in south-eastern Poland. It lies approximately 4 kilometres (2 mi) north of Baligród, 12 km (7 mi) south-west of Lesko, and 75 km (47 mi) south of the regional capital Rzeszów. The river Hoczewka flows through the village. There, the main road is located, while the hills around said road are settled by homes.
Wólka Oleśnicka is a hamlet of village in the administrative district of Gmina Oleśnica, within Staszów County, Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, in south-central Poland. It lies approximately 3 kilometres (2 mi) south-east of Oleśnica, 16 km (10 mi) south of Staszów, and 60 km (37 mi) south-east of the regional capital Kielce.
Dąbrówka is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Białobrzegi, within Białobrzegi County, Masovian Voivodeship, in east-central Poland. It lies approximately 6 kilometres (4 mi) south of Białobrzegi and 69 km (43 mi) south of Warsaw.
The demographics of Poland constitute all demographic features of the population of Poland, including population density, ethnicity, education level, the health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations, and other aspects of the population.
Szarlej is a hamlet in Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland located in the Gmina Kruszwica, Inowrocław County. In March 2011, it was inhabited by 256 people.