Ruda Slaska

Ruda Śląska German Ruda in Oberschlesien) is a city in Silesia in southern Poland, near Katowice. It is a district in the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union, a metropolis with a population of 2 million. It is located in theSilesian Highlands, on the Kłodnica river (tributary of the Oder).
It has been part of the Silesian Voivodeship since its formation in 1999. Previously, it was in Katowice Voivodeship, and before then, part of the Autonomous Silesian Voivodeship. Ruda Śląska is one of the cities in the Katowice urban area(population 2.7 million) and within the greater Silesian metropolitan area (population 5,294,000). The population of the city is 143,583 (June 2009).
Ruda Śląska
Tenements on Niedurnego street


Coat of arms
Ruda Śląska is located in Poland
Ruda Śląska
Coordinates: 50°16′N 18°42′E
Country Poland
VoivodeshipPOL województwo śląskie flag.svg Silesian
Countycity county
Established13th century
Town rights1959
 • MayorGrażyna Dziedzic
 • City77.73 km2 (30.01 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • City142,510
 • Density1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)
 • Urban2,746,000
 • Metro4,620,624
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code41-700 to 41-718
Area code(s)+48 32
Car platesSRS, SL

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