The city and economy

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Bydgoszcz is the eighth largest city in Poland, and is home to the Provincial Governor's office. It is the capital city and the largest centre of Kujawsko-Pomorskie Province. At the end of 2013, the number of inhabitants amounted to over 359,000 people (the whole Bydgoszcz agglomeration - over 775,000), almost 63 per cent of whom are inhabitants of working age, and 16 per cent are those of pre-working age. In Mayl 2014, the unemployment rate in Bydgoszcz was recorded at 8,4 per cent, compared to the national average of 12.5 per cent.

One reflection of the beneficial demographic structure (about 40 per cent of the Inhabitants of Bydgoszcz are under 35 years old) is the growing level of the inhabitants' education, and the availability of a qualified labour force. In 2010, there were 16 universities operating in Bydgoszcz with technical, economic, humanistic, medical and artistic profiles, educating over 76,000 students. The number of people with a university diploma amounts to 13.9 per cent, and exceeds the national average, estimated at 9.9 per cent. The city is characterised by above- average economic activity and a high level of entrepreneurship. Bydgoszcz is also a well-developed industrial and commercial Centre, where 43,000 business entities are registered, 97 per cent of which are private sector companies. The dominant types of activity are trade and repairs, the construction industry, real estate and corporate services, as well as transport and werehousing.

 

The element supporting the economic development is a well-developed business environment. Within the area of Bydgoszcz, there are over 68 banks, as well as Savings and Credit Unions, about 32 insurance companies, numerous entities offering financial, advisory and supply services, over 27 hotels, representative offices and companies providing telecommunication and IT services, and modern office buildings. Many important institutions directly connected to the economy are also located in the city, including the Provincial Administrative Court and the Economic Court, national and regional industrial associations and employers' organizations, such as: The "Polish Waterworks" Economic Chamber, the Polish Chamber for Producers of Devices and Services for the Railway, Business Centre Club (BCC), the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Association of Employers and Entrepreneurs, the Bydgoszcz Industrial Cluster, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kujawsko-Pomorskie Province, and the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Construction Chamber.

The city has also been an important cultural centre for years. There is a concert hall, an opera house, a theatre, museums, and dozens of various clubs. They organize thousands of annual events of regional, national and international stature, the most famous of which include the Bydgoszcz Opera Festival, the Musica Antiqua Europae Orientalis Festival, the Première Festival, Camerimage and the ArtPop Festival.

 

The sport events calendar is equally rich, including international contests which gather crowds of spectators, e.g. during speedway, athletics, volleyball and football competitions.

 



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