Based in Silesia, southwestern Poland, Legnica is the third largest city in the province and sometimes referred to as ‘Little Moscow’, since it is also the location of the film of the same name which was released in 2008. The city has some beautiful scenery, and expats living in Legnica will be able to admire the medieval castle of the Piast Dynasty, as well as visit the town’s main square, which is decorated with a number of attractive buildings including the old town hall. There is also the St Peter and Paul Cathedral as well as the castle chapel for any expat in Legnica interested in grand buildings and history. There is plenty for expats living in Legnica to see and take part in, with the Helena Modjeska Theatre, art galleries and more, as well as the Copper Museum.
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Legnica is an affordable place to live in. The climate is considered to be fairly cool as in other areas of Europe, with generally mild summers often featuring hot and humid periods and cold winters with chances of snow. The town is easy to get around, and expats moving to Legnica will find that there are a number of bus routes which serve most areas, whilst getting to other parts of Poland is easily done via rail or road. Legnica has a number of school suitable for expatriates moving to Legnica with families, and there are also a number of universities in the area including the Foreign Language Teacher Training College and the Wroclaw University of Technology. Expats relocating to Legnica may nevertheless feel overwhelmed by their relocation to a foreign country. Being part of an international expat community such as InterNations can then be particularly beneficial. Join and get in touch with fellow expatriates on InterNations who may be able to help answer questions and share information about life in Legnica or Poland in general.
The main industry in Legnica is in copper production, which employs a high number of residents in a number of areas such as manufacturing, laboring and more. The plants are owned by KGHM Polska Miedz, who are known for being one of the largest suppliers of copper and silver in the world. There are also a number of other services and businesses based in the area, including many with international interest. Other possible fields of employment for expats working in Legnica include the education sector, with language teaching and the universities in the area employing many people. Any expatriate working in Legnica can benefit from joining InterNations, where they can connect, network and socialize with fellow expatriates from over 190 different nations and share crucial, valuable information on various aspects of living in Legnica such as housing, education and entertainment.