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Poznań ([ˈpɔznaɲ] ; German: Posen, known also by other historical names) is a city on the Warta river in west-central Poland, in the Greater Poland region. It is best known for its renaissance old town, destroyed during World War II and then rebuilt, and Ostrów Tumski cathedral. Today, Poznań is an important cultural and business centre and one of Poland's most populous regions with many regional customs such as Jarmark Świętojański, traditional Saint Martin's croissants and a local dialect. Poznań is among the oldest cities in Poland and was one of the most important centers in the early Polish state in the tenth and eleventh centuries. The first center city was Ostrów Tumski, the natural island on the Warta river-very similar to the Île de la Cité in Paris. The first rulers were buried in Poznań's cathedral on the island. It also served as the capital for a short time in the 13th century, hence the official name: The capital city of Poznan. After the second partition of Poland Poznań was administered by Prussia, and then, with the unification of Germany after the Franco-Prussian War of 1871, the province of Posen became part of the German Empire. Furthermore, the city of Posen was officially named an imperial residence city, leading to the construction of the Imperial Castle, the Imperial District, the Opera House, new city walls, railway station and many other sites which make a big part of its landmarks to this day. Poznań is one of the biggest cities in Poland. The city population is about 550,000, while the continuous conurbation with Poznań County and several other communities (Oborniki, Skoki, Szamotuły and Śrem) is inhabited by almost 1.1 million people. The Larger Poznań Metropolitan Area (PMA) is inhabited by 1.3-1.4 million people and extends to such satellite towns as Nowy Tomyśl, Gniezno and Wrzesnia, making it the fourth largest metropolitan area in Poland. It is the historical capital of the Wielkopolska (Greater Poland) region and is currently the administrative capital of the province called Greater Poland Voivodeship. Poznań is today one of the largest Polish centers of trade, industry, sports, education, technology, tourism and culture. It is particularly important academic center, with about 130,000 students and the third biggest Polish university - Adam Mickiewicz University. It is also the residence of the oldest Polish diocese, now being one of the most populous archdioceses in the country. In 2012, the Poznań's Art and Business Center "Stary Browar" won a competition organized by National Geographic Traveller and was given the first prize as one of the seven "New Polish Wonders". Poznań has been rated highly, often coming first for Poland, as a city with a very high quality of life. The city has also won many times a prize awarded by "Superbrands" for a very high quality brand of city of Poznań. Poznań was classified in 2012 as high sufficiency city by Globalization and World Cities Research Network. The official patron saints of Poznań are Saint Peter and Paul of Tarsus, the patrons of the cathedral. As a patron of the city is regarded as well the patron of the main street Święty Marcin - Martin of Tours.

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Facts and Stats for Poznan*

  • Pollution Statistics in Poznan

    Know the pollution level of Poznan before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 46.59 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 51.67 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 23.44 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 35.94 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 38.16 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 28.13 (Low)
  • Poznan: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Poznan for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Poznan.

    • Burglary and Theft 29.88 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 28.57 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 53.05 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 40.85 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 37.8 (Low)
    • Drug offense 32.32 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 76.83 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 57.32 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35.37 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 39.63 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 47.62 (Moderate)
  • Living in Poznan - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Poznan is 150.77 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 61.84 (High)
    • Climate Index 77.3 (High)
    • Pollution Index 47.71 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 32.09 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 45.79 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 64.98 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.77 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 75.71 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Poznan

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Poznan

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.32 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.01 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.4 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 80.52 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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