Krakow is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated by the Vistula River in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Krakow has traditionally beenone of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and is one of Poland's most important economic hubs. It was the capital of Poland from 1038 to 1596.
Krakow is one of Poland's most important economic centers. Following the collapseof communism, the private sector has been growing steadily. There are about 50 large multinational companies in the city, including Google, IBM, Motorola, Delphi, MAN SE, General Electric, Hitachi,Philip Morris, Capgemini and Sabre Holdings, along with other British, German and Scandinavian-based firms.
Local attractions nearby
Market Square, Old Town, Jewish District - Kazimierz, Wawel Castle, Sdivine Mercy Sanctuary in Cracow Lagiewniki, Wieliczka The Satl Mine, Auschwitz