RYBNIK Rybnik is a city in southern Poland, in the Silesian Voivodeship.
↑ flag ← coat of arms ← Rybnik’s stamp DATED 1669
The city developed as a fishing centre. The word „rybnik” means fishpond in several Slavic languages, including Czech and Silesian.
The city of Rybnik has a population of about 141,410 (December 2010). The Rybnik area with its large coal mines and power plants is an important economic region of Poland, and visible center of music, with a famous State School of Music and Philharmonic Orchestra.
CITY MAYOR The current mayor of Rybnik is Adam Fudali. Mayor of Rybnik is the executive body, elected for four-year term by direct elections.
Nature In contrast to the central part of the Upper Silesian Industry Area a short distance to the north, Rybnik enjoys the reputation of a "green" city having a relatively clean environment. The Beskidy Mountains, a popular recreational area, also for skiing, are within a 1–2 hours drive.
Rybnik’s „Sea” To the north-east of the built-up area, there is a reservoir (Zalew Rybnicki) on the river Ruda, which serves as a cooling water source for the power station. Surrounded by forests, it offers swimming, fishing, sailing and surfing opportunities, and due to the power station's waste heat it is warm enough all year to be a habitat for grass carps
SHOPPING The city has two shopping and entertainment galleries Rybnik Plaza and Focus Mall.
EDUCATION Schools: 38 public kindergartens 25 public elementary schools 14 public junior high schools 12 public high schools and profiled 4 public school and pre-school groups and other schools
SPORT Rybnicki Klub Motorowy (Rybnik's Motorcycle Club) is a Polish motorcycle speedway team based in Rybnik which currently competes in First League (2nd division). RKM Rybnik is one of the oldest and best teams in Polish speedway - they won Polish champion titles 12 times