Wednesday, October 17, 2018


Silesia is a region in Central Europe located along the Oder River.  It is home to about 8 million people and it a bit larger than Maryland.

Over the centuries it has been part of Moravia, Bohemia, the Holy Roman Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Prussia, and Germany.  After WWI, the majority became part of Poland with a German-speaking portion going to Czechoslovakia.  Today most of Silesia is located in Poland with small bits in Germany and Czechland.  Czech Silesia is home to one million people.

Silesia is rich in mineral and natural resources specifically limestone, marble and basalt.

The three largest cities are Wrocław, Katowice, and Ostrava.

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