Upper Silesian Coal Basin

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The Upper Silesian Coal Region around Kattowitz (Katowice) in 1905

Upper Silesian Coal Basin (Polish: Górnośląskie Zagłębie Węglowe, GZW, Czech: Hornoslezské uhelné pánve) is a coal basin in Silesia in Poland and Czech Republic.[1] It also contains a number of other minable resources (methane, cadmium, lead, silver and zinc). Resources of coal to a depth to 1000 meters - about 70 billion tons, the conditions for the extraction - good.[1]

Industry areas within Upper Silesian Coal Basin:[1]

The Upper Silesian Coal Basin lies in the provinces of Upper Silesia and Zagłębie Dąbrowskie in southern Poland, in a highland located between the upper Vistula and the upper Oder rivers, as well as extending into the Moravian-Silesian Region in the Czech Republic. Upper Silesian Coal Basin include the Silesian metropolitan area, has a population of 5,294,000 (with 4,311,000 in Poland and 983,000 in the Czech Republic).[2] Area: 5,400 km² (in Poland - 4,500 km², in Czech Republic - 900 km²).[1]

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Coal mining in Poland

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Coordinates: 50°15′N 19°00′E / 50.250°N 19.000°E / 50.250; 19.000