Wrocław

Municipality of Wrocław
Strategy and City Development Department
Plac Nowy Targ 1-8
Wrocław PL-50141
Poland

Primary METREX contacts

Łukasz Medeksza
Strategy and City Development Department

About Wrocław

The Wrocław Metropolitan Area (WMA) is located in south-western Poland in Lower Silesian Voivodship near the border with Germany and the Czech Republic. Depending on delimitation it covers an area of ​​up to 44 communes and 9 counties with an area of ​​approx. 5000 km2 inhabited by 1.24 million people. WMA is not a formally defined area. The boundaries differ depending on the action for which they were set out. It more or less overlaps with the statistical region according to the EU NUTS3 classification (PL514, PL518). The WMA spatial structure consists of the core city of Wrocław (643 000 inhabitants) and its external zone. The external zone includes the close area of ​​Wrocław's suburbanization, the ring of satellite cities about 30 km away from it and the further ring of the villages and towns. The regular central and radial spatial arrangement of the agglomeration determines its functioning. Wrocław was ranked in the top 25 overall locations in the Global Cities of the Future ranking 2021/22 (fDi report) and awarded the top overall city in the Mid/Small Cities category. Poland is upholding its reputation of having a well-educated workforce, coupled with good cost effectiveness.