Rzeszˇw (pronounce: Missing image

['ʒεʃuv]) is a city in south-eastern Poland with a population of 158 960 (2005), granted a town charter in 1354, the capital of the Subcarpathian Voivodship (since 1999), previously of Rzeszow Voivodship (1945-1998). In 2004, Rzeszˇw hosted the Central European Olympiad in Informatics (CEOI).

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Rzeszow is located on both sides of the Wislok river. It is located in the heartland of the Sandomierska valley. Rzeszow is also the capital of the Subcarpathian Voivodship, and site of the Rzeszow County.


Rzeszˇw was founded in 1354 by king Kaziemierz Wielki. For a long time it was just a domain of noble family of Lubomirski, one of most important in Poland. Beside famous yearly market Rzeszow remained only another city on trade route to Hungary. In 1658 Jerzy Sebastian Lubomirski established Piarist school, the second secondary school in Poland. During XIX century Rzeszˇw began to loose significance in favour of Przemysl.

Development of Rzeszˇw started when in year 1937 military industry was located in the city: Polskie Zakłady Lotnicze, producing plane engines, and factory of cannons by Hipolit Cegielski.

In 1944 Rzeszˇw became capital of voivodship and most important city in south-eastern Poland. Many factories were built in next 30 years. Nowaday, Rzeszˇw is continiously growing in population, new villiges join the city and a lot of work is made to modernise it.


Rzeszˇw is the largest academic centre in south-eastern Poland. Several high schools and universities can be found there:

  • University of Rzeszˇw (established in 2001)
  • Technical University of Rzeszˇw (established in 1963)
  • Wyższa Szkoła Informatyki i Zarządzania
  • Wyższa Szkoła Zarządzania
  • Wyższa Szkoła Administracji i Zarządzania in Przemyśl, branch in Rzeszˇw


Monument of Revolutionary Act
Monument of Revolutionary Act


Rzeszˇw is located on international route number 4, connecting Germany and Ukraine. Traffic is therefore high, but as city has south distict, transit does not go through the city centre.


Rzeszˇw Airport is located in the village of Jasionka north of the city. Scheduled passenger services include flights to: Warsaw (WAW), Frankfurt (Hahn) and London (Stansted).


Rzeszˇw is a gateway to Bieszczady mountains, many buses head to Sanok.


Rzeszˇw is a step of main railway from Silesia to Polish eastern border and further to Ukraine. Big railway station was established in XIX century. There is also a unique, not electrified railway to Jaslo.



  • Theatre of Wanda Siemaszkowa (est. 1944)
  • Theatre Maska


  • Etnographic Museum
  • Museum of City Rzeszˇw
  • Diocesan Museum



  • ICN Polfa Rzeszˇw (formerly Polfa Rzeszˇw) - pharmacy
  • Polskie Zakłady Lotnicze - plane engines
  • Zelmer - household equipment
  • Comp Rzeszˇw S.A - computer software

Tourist attractions

  • palace of Lubomirski family from XVIII cent.
  • main square
  • town hall, established in 1591
  • synagogues: "Small" (XVII cent.), "Big" (XVIII cent., restored 1954-63)




  • Radio Rzeszˇw
  • Radio Eska Rzeszˇw
  • Akademickie Radio Centrum
  • Katolickie Radio Via
  • Radio RES


  • Dzień Rzeszowa
  • Gazeta Codzienna NOWINY
  • Super Nowości


  • Polish Television (TVP) branch in Rzeszow
  • Rzeszow's cable television
  • Local television DAMI
  • Municipal television Rzeszow

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Voivodships of Poland
Greater Poland | Kuyavia-Pomerania | Lesser Poland | Łˇdź | Lower Silesia | Lublin | Lubusz | Masovia | Opole | Podlachia | Pomerania | Świętokrzyskie | Silesia | Subcarpathia | Warmia and Masuria | West Pomerania
Principal cities
Warsaw | Łˇdź | Krakˇw | Wrocław | Poznań | Gdańsk | Szczecin | Bydgoszcz | Lublin | Katowice | Białystok | Częstochowa | Gdynia | Gorzˇw Wlkp. | Toruń | Radom | Kielce | Rzeszˇw | Olsztyn

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