Katowice is a city in southwestern Poland and the center of the Silesian Metropolis, with a population of 305 000. Katowice is a center of science, culture, industry, business, trade, and transportation in Upper Silesia and southern Poland, and the main city in the Upper Silesian Industrial Region. Today, Katowice is a rapidly growing city and emerging metropolis. shopping opportunities there are to be found in Katowice are mostly located in the area immediately north of the train station. Katowice's best collection of shops under one roof is the extraordinary Silesia City Centre.