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Rzeszów –

the city we live in


Short history

Rzeszów is a small city which is in south eastern part of Poland. It was founded in 1354 by king Casimir IV of Poland.Rzeszów was given a city rights in 1354. It has beenthe capital of Podkarpacie region since 1944.In 1658 Jerzy Lubomirski established the Piarist school, the second secondary school in Poland. Nowadays Rzeszów is growing in population, new villages which are situated on outskirts, join the city and a lot of work is done to modernise it.

Rzeszów after II World War


Location of Rzeszów

Rzeszów is located in the center of Podkarpacie region, on both sides of the Wisłok river.It is surrounded by

many hills from every side.

Wisłok River


Area of Rzeszów’s region

population: 734 360

area: 4 327 km2


Rzeszów in numbers

population: 166 492 (in 2006)

area: 78 km2

population density (for 1km2) : 2153

number of students: 53 000

colleges : 6

A Castle of Lubomirski family – it’s a residence of tribunal now


Geographic facts

amiable location in surrounding environment of Karpaty foothills

small distance to Bieszczady and Beskid Niski eases convinient conditions for relax and many kinds of sport

warm and fresh climate makes this region one of the hottest in Poland.


Culture and entertainment

Main square in Rzeszów

Rzeszów is a very old and beautiful city. The oldest and most attractive part of Rzeszów is the marketplace with Town Hall and tenant houses established in 1591.

Main tourist attractions are :

Palace of Lubomirski family from XVIII century

main square with restaurants and clubs

synagogues which belonged to population of Jews

Farny church – the oldest church in Rzeszów.

The main theatres are situated in the city center

Palace of Lubomirski family


Culture and entertainment

The main theatres are situated in the city center:

Theatre of Wanda Siemaszkowa

Maska Theatre


Culture and entertainment

There are two main sports clubs in Rzeszów :

-Stal Rzeszów – men’s football team – Polish Cup winner from 1975

-Resovia Rzeszów – men’s volleyball team playing in Polish Volleyball League

Stal Rzeszów Stadium


Experience in organising sport activities

Most of sport activities , matches and demonstrations are organized in this


Main sport attractions organized

in past years:

- European Championship Qualifications 2002

in women’s basketball (Poland:Latvia ,


- European Championship Qualifications 2003

in men’s volleyball (Poland:Germany)

- World Championship Qualifications 2005

in volleyball


Attitudes of Rzeszów :

  • Modernised airport in Jasionka situated about 20 km from Rzeszów
  • Development of roads infrastructure
  • City is pleasant for investors
  • Accomplished collaboration with a partnership city – Lwów
  • Many tourist attractions
  • Interesting conception of ZKS Stal Rzeszów Stadium extension
  • Innovating Broad-Band Internet Access Project which is in progress