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. European leader of the IT/SSC/BPO sector: the eighth place in the Tholons Services Globalization City Index 2017 - over 160 enterprises with ca 60,000 employees. 
  2. Availability of excellent aand highly qualified workforce and strong R&D base - 23 higher education institutions, including 2 from the CWUR 2016 ranking.
  3. Kraków is the fastest growing regional office market. In 2016, its total office stock stood at more than 916,000 square metres, making Kraków the largest regional market.

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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