Largest Cities in Poland by Population. TOP 10

Poland is a medium-sized country located in Central Europe. Many people wonder what are the most populated cities in Poland. Which city in Poland is the largest? How many people live in Kraków? How many people live in Warsaw? Here is a list of the 10 largest cities in Poland!


Situated in the north-east of the country, Białystok, located on the Biała River, opens the top 10 largest cities in Poland. By Polish standards the capital of the Podlaskie region is large, but by world standards it is a very small provincial city. According to Poland’s 2021 census, Bialystok has a population of 294,242 inhabitants


The ninth most populous city in Poland is Lublin, the capital of the Lublin Voivodeship. The town located in the east of Poland is home to 334,681 inhabitants.


The next city on the list of Poland’s largest cities is the largest city in the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship, Bydgoszcz, located in northern Poland. According to data from the end of June 2021, Bydgoszcz was home to 337,666 people.


The seventh largest city in Poland is Szczecin. Szczecin is located in the north-west of the country. The largest city in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship, located on the Oder River, is inhabited by 396,168 people.


Situated in the north of the country, Gdańsk is the only major Polish city located directly on the shore of the Baltic Sea. Located on the Bay of Gdańsk, Gdańsk is an important cultural and scientific centre. Gdansk is home to 486,022 Poles.


The capital of the Greater Poland Voivodship is the fifth most populous city in Poland. Poznań lies in the western part of the country on a river called Warta. It is the first of Poland’s largest cities with more than half a million inhabitants. Poznań has 546,859 inhabitants.


A city that has been depopulating for many years is Łódź, the capital of the Łódzkie Voivodeship, a city located in central Poland. If we were to point to a city not worth visiting, it would be Łódź. It is home to 670,642 Poles and this number is constantly falling.


Wrocław tops the podium among Poland’s most populous cities. The city is located in the south-western part of the country. Wrocław is the historical capital of Lower Silesia and Silesia. According to official figures, 672,929 people live in Wrocław, but this number may be underestimated due to the huge hordes of economic migrants from Ukraine living in the city, who were not included in the Polish Census.


The former capital of Poland or the most popular tourist city in the country, Krakow is the second largest city in Poland. An important centre not only for tourism, but also for culture, arts and science, it is inhabited by 800,653 Poles.


Warsaw is the only city in Poland with more than one million inhabitants. The country’s capital city located in central Poland is inhabited by 1 860 281 Poles.

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