|Gmina||Orzesze (urban gmina)|
|• Mayor||Andrzej Szafraniec|
|• City||83.79 km2 (32.35 sq mi)|
|• Density||230/km2 (580/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Area code(s)||+48 32|
Orzesze [ɔˈʐɛʂɛ] (German: Orzesche) is a town in Silesia in southern Poland, near Katowice. Borders on the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union - metropolis with the population of 2 millions. Located in the Silesian Highlands.
It is situated in the Silesian Voivodeship since its formation in 1999, previously in Katowice Voivodeship, and before then, of the Autonomous Silesian Voivodeship. Orzesze is one of the towns of the 2,7 million conurbation - Katowice urban area and within a greater Silesian metropolitan area populated by about 5,294,000 people. The population of the town is 18,907 (2008).
In 1820 the first school in a renovated farm was funded. In 1838, due to development of industry number of inhabitants started to grow rapidly. New school was built, at which 389 children were taught in 2 rooms. In 1868 new school arose in the building of the current post office. In that year Lutherans started education in their own school. In 1903 modern school was built.
- European Spatial Planning Observation Network (ESPON) "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 28, 2009. Retrieved March 28, 2009.
- Powierzchnia i ludność w przekroju terytorialnym w 2008 Archived April 22, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. - Central Statistical Office in Poland ISSN 1505-5507 , 13.08.2008
- "Statuty sołectw". Retrieved 2015-05-06.
- Town's official website (in Polish)
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