Częstochowa is located in the south of Poland, in the Silesian Voivodeship, on the Warta River, in north part of Cracow-Częstochowa Jurassic Upland and has 242.300 inhabitants and a size of 160km².The City is now a big centre with a well-developed infrastructure and a strong social and economic potential. It is also an important academic centre with nine higher profile schools with over 40.000 students. The City is a centre of culture based on tradition. The City of Częstochowa is known all over the world due to the presence of the Holy Virgin Mary embodied in the icon of the Black Madonna in the Monastery of the Pauline Fathers, which is visited every year by more than 4 millions of pilgrims. Częstochowa is the city of enterprises, with highly developed industries, services, trade and craft sectors.