Population: 761,069

Photo: Paweł Krawczyk

Kraków is the second largest city in Poland and the capital of Małopolska with almost 760 thousand inhabitants, which, together with a large number of students and people staying temporarily, creates a conurbation of almost a million. Kraków is a city of relatively young people – 65% of the population is of working age, and nearly 20% pre-working.

The city, one of the most important academic centres in Poland educates about 200 thousand students, of whom more than 40 thousand graduate each year and feed into the job market, and especially – in the thriving modern  advanced technologies and service sectors. In 2013, Krakow was recognised by Tholons as the best location for the BPO sector in Central and Eastern Europe.

Interesting facts about the city

  1. EDUCATION: The leading academic centre: 23 higher education insitutions, including 2 from the global ranking (CWUR 2016).
  2. BUSINESS: The best location for modern services in Europe; 9th place among the top 100 destinations for outsourcing in the world (Tholons 2016).
  3. TOURISM: Over 10 million tourists visiting Kraków in 2015.

Main transport data

Airport: Krakow (11 km from the city centre)

TOP 3 flight connections abroad:

  1. Brussels (2 h)
  2. London (3 h 30 min)
  3. Stockholm (2 h)


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