METROPOLITAN CENTRES
Listed below are seventeen cities with more than 200,000 inhabitants.

These cities can be considered as centres, along with the four smaller provincial capitals of Olsztyn (Warmia and Masuria), Rzeszów (Sub-Carpathia), Opole (Opole Voivodship) and Gorzów Wielkopolski (Lubuskie).

Rank
City
Population
Province
1
Warsaw
1 714 400
Masovian
2
Krakow
755 000
Lesser Poland
3
Lodz
742 400
Lodz
4
Wroclaw
632 100
Lower Silesian
5
Poznan
554 200
Greater Poland
6
Gdansk
456 600
Pomeranian
7
Szczecin
406 300
Western Pomeranian
8
Bydgoszcz
357 700
Kuiavian-Pomeranian
9
Lublin
349 400
Lublin
10
Katowice
308 500
Silesian
11
Bialystok
294 700
Podlachia
12
Gdynia
247 900
Pomeranian
13
Czestochowa
239 300
Silesian
14
Radom
223 400
Masovian
15
Sosnowiec
219 300
Silesian
16
Torun
205 700
Kuiavian-Pomeranian
17
Kielce
204 800
Swietokrzyskie