Kielce Travel Guide

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Kielce Overview

Kielce is a city in central Poland with 202,609 inhabitants (2006). It is also the capital city of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship (Holy Cross Voivodeship) since 1999, previously in Kielce Voivodeship (1919–1939, 1945–1998). The city is located in the middle of the Świętokrzyskie Mountains (Holy Cross Mountains), at the banks of Silnica river. Once an important centre of limestone mining, Kielce is now a centre of trade and commerce.
The town is also a centre of the building industry with a long tradition, a cultural centre, and a spot where there are many geological peculiarities. Within the boundaries of Kielce there are as many as 5 nature reserves. Favourable geographic location, road network and the vicinity of the country’s biggest conurbations make it a good place to invest your capital as well as to take a rest. Cycle tracks, many ski lifts, horse riding centres, picturesque hiking routes provide unforgettable experiences to the tourists. The city is also an important centre for fairs and exhibitions. Kielce Trade Fairs, which organize nearly 30 specialized events, often connected with conferences and displays, which creates perfect opportunities to initiate business contacts. Kielce is friendly to business people. Many of them have decided to invest their money just here. Brokerage houses, adviser’s offices, a few dozen banks and financial institutions assure efficient consulting and financial services.