Rzeszów is the largest city in south-eastern Poland, being the administrative center, the capital of the Subcarpathian Voivodeship since the 1-st of January, 1999, and the city of residence, the seat of Rzeszów County. Located on both sides of the Wisłok River, in the heart of the Sandomierz Basin, the city has seen a population increase in recent years, with a population growing steadily from 159,000 in 2005 to over 196,000 in 2020.
Rzeszów is part of the group of elite cities in Poland, with a rising number of investments, rapid progress and a very high standard of living. In 2011, according to a Forbes ranking, Rzeszów ranked second among the most attractive semi-large cities for business, while also having plans to expand the city’s borders, which include the incorporation of surrounding counties to strengthen its status as a metropolitan center of southeastern Poland. A university city, it hosts a number of foreign higher education institutions and consulates.
Rzeszów is also developing as a regional tourist destination, its old town is represented by the Main Square, and churches and synagogues are among the best preserved in the country.
On the 12-th of December, 2007, the twinning agreement between the two cities has been signed, with the participation of the two mayors, Ferenc Tadeusz and Iuliu Ilyes. On the same occasion, the representatives of our municipality presented a photo exhibition, due to the fact that the city of Rzeszów was represented in the same formula in Satu Mare, when this twinning agreement was signed in our city.
On the occasion of the anniversary of a decade of twinning with the city of Rzeszów, a delegation of representatives of the City Hall and Satu Mare Local Council, led by Deputy Mayor Adrian Albu, responded to the invitation of partners and participated in the event Paniaga Fest, organized by the twin city. At the request of the partners, our city was also represented by groups of artists, the students of the Satu Mare School of Arts offered the hosts a live painting performance and the blues-rock band Ash Band and tenor Nagy Norbert gave successful concerts, very much appreciated by the Polish public.
During the official program, local councillors and City Hall representatives discussed important development issues of the municipalities of Rzeszów and Satu Mare. The beautiful Polish city has always been an example for us in every field of development.
Our strong cooperation and collaboration bond has expanded at all levels, borders being redefined more as communication channels rather than as barriers.