Lublin is the largest Polish city on the east of the Vistula river. Lublin is also a candidate for the title of European Capital of Culture in 2016. Strong academic life, lots of clubs and pubs, and the biggest cluster of students in the eastern half of Poland. A city with a population of 350,392 (June 2009), and one in three citizen is a University student, (ca. 100,000 of students). That is a cause of large number of concerts, performances, galleries and other cultural institutions in the city.