Wrocław (pronounced Vrots-swaf; commonly known by its German and English name Breslau before 1945) is the largest city and capital of Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland. Wrocław is also the historic capital of Silesia. With a population close to 630,000 and a metropolitan figure well over a million, Wrocław is the fourth largest city in Poland, and is among one of the republic's major manufacturing, banking, industrial, tourist and cultural centers. Thanks to hosting events such as the Euro 2012 Championship and the 2016 European Capital of Culture, Wrocław is gaining a larger European and international profile, drawing in a growing amount of tourists for its historic city center, picturesque bridges and islands, and the city's relaxed liberal culture. The city is also known for its high quality of life.