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Gdańsk
Gdańsk
(Polish pronunciation: [ɡdaɲsk] ( listen), English: /ɡəˈdaɪnsk, -ˈdɑːnsk, -ˈdænsk/[1]; German: Danzig [ˈdantsɪç] ( listen), English: /ˈdænsɪɡ/) is a Polish city on the Baltic coast. It is the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland's principal seaport and the centre of the country's fourth-largest metropolitan area.[2] The city lies on the southern edge of Gdańsk Bay
Gdańsk Bay
(of the Baltic Sea), in a conurbation with the city of Gdynia, spa town of Sopot, and suburban communities, which together form a metropolitan area called the Tricity (Trójmiasto), with a population approaching 1.4 million. Gdańsk
Gdańsk
itself has a population of 460,427 (December 2012), making it the largest city in the Pomerania
Pomerania
region of Northern Poland. Gdańsk
Gdańsk
is the capital of Gdańsk
Gdańsk
Pomerania
Pomerania
and the largest city of Kashubia. With its origins as a Polish stronghold erected in the 980s by Mieszko I of Poland, the city's history is complex, with periods of Polish rule, periods of Prussian or German rule, and periods of autonomy or self-rule as a "free city". In the early-modern age Gdańsk
Gdańsk
was a royal city of Poland. It was considered the wealthiest and the largest city of Poland, prior to the 18th century rapid growth of Warsaw. Between the world wars, the Free City of Danzig
Free City of Danzig
was in a customs union with Poland
Poland
and was located between German East Prussia and the so-called Polish Corridor. Gdańsk
Gdańsk
lies at the mouth of the Motława
Motława
River, connected to the Leniwka, a branch in the delta of the nearby Vistula
Vistula
River, which drains 60 percent of Poland
Poland
and connects Gdańsk
Gdańsk
with the Polish capital, Warsaw. Together with the nearby port of Gdynia, Gdańsk
Gdańsk
is also an important industrial center. In the late Middle Ages
Middle Ages
it was an important seaport and shipbuilding town, and in the 14th and 15th centuries a member of the Hanseatic League. In the interwar period, owing to its multi ethnic make-up and history, Danzig lay in a disputed region between Poland
Poland
and the Weimar Republic, and later Nazi Germany. The city's ambiguous political status was exploited, furthering tension between the two countries, which would ultimately culminate in the Invasion of Poland
Poland
and the first clash of the Second World War just outside the city limits. In the 1980s it would become the birthplace of the Solidarity movement, which played a major role in bringing an end to Communist rule in Poland
Poland
and helped precipitate the collapse of the Eastern Bloc, the fall of the Berlin
Berlin
Wall and the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Gdańsk
Gdańsk
is home to the University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk University
Gdańsk University
of Technology, the National Museum, the Gdańsk
Gdańsk
Shakespeare Theatre, the Museum of the Second World War, Polish Baltic Philharmonic
Polish Baltic Philharmonic
and the European Solidarity Centre. The city also hosts St. Dominic's Fair, which dates back to 1260, and is regarded as one of the biggest trade and cultural events in Europe.[3]

Contents

1 Names

1.1 Ceremonial names

2 History

2.1 Early Poland 2.2 Pomeranian Poland 2.3 Teutonic Knights 2.4 Kingdom of Poland 2.5 Prussia
Prussia
and Germany 2.6 Inter-war years and World War II 2.7 Contemporary times

3 Geography

3.1 Climate

4 Economy 5 Main sights

5.1 Architecture 5.2 Museums 5.3 Entertainment

6 Transport 7 Sports 8 Politics and local government

8.1 Regional centre 8.2 Municipal government 8.3 Districts

9 Education and science

9.1 Scientific and regional organizations

10 International relations

10.1 Twin towns and sister cities 10.2 Partnerships and cooperation

11 Gallery 12 Population 13 See also 14 References

14.1 Notes 14.2 Bibliography

15 External links

Names[edit] The city's name is thought to originate from the Gdania River,[4] the original name of the Motława
Motława
branch on which the city is situated. The name of a settlement was recorded after St. Adalbert's death in AD 997 as urbs Gyddanyzc[5] and later was written as Kdanzk in 1148, Gdanzc in 1188, Danceke[6] in 1228, Gdansk in 1236,[7] Danzc in 1263, Danczk in 1311,[8] Danczik in 1399,[5][9] Danczig in 1414, Gdąnsk in 1656. In Polish the modern name of the city is pronounced [ɡdaɲsk] ( listen). In English (where the diacritic over the "n" is frequently omitted) the usual pronunciation is /ɡəˈdænsk/ or /ɡəˈdɑːnsk/. The German name, "Danzig", is pronounced as [ˈdantsɪç] ( listen). The city's Latin
Latin
name may be given as either Gedania, Gedanum or Dantiscum; the variety of Latin
Latin
names reflects the mixed influence of the city's Polish, German and Kashubian heritage. Other former spellings of the name include Dantzig, Dantsic and Dantzic. Ceremonial names[edit] On special occasions the city is also referred to as "The Royal Polish City of Gdańsk" (Polish Królewskie Polskie Miasto Gdańsk, Latin Regia Civitas Polonica Gedanensis, Kashubian Królewsczi Polsczi Gard Gduńsk).[10][11][12] In the Kashubian language
Kashubian language
the city is called Gduńsk. Kashubians
Kashubians
also use the name "Our Capital City Gduńsk" (Nasz Stoleczny Gard Gduńsk) or "The Kashubian Capital City Gduńsk" (Stoleczny Kaszëbsczi Gard Gduńsk). History[edit] Main articles: History of Gdańsk
History of Gdańsk
and Timeline of Gdańsk
Timeline of Gdańsk
history Early Poland[edit]

The medieval port crane, called Żuraw, over the river Motława

The first written record thought to refer to Gdańsk
Gdańsk
is the vita of Saint Adalbert. Written in 999, it describes how in 997 Saint Adalbert of Prague baptised the inhabitants of urbs Gyddannyzc, "which separated the great realm of the duke [i.e. Boleslaw the Brave of Poland] from the sea."[13] No further written sources exist for the 10th and 11th centuries.[13] Based on the date in Adalbert's vita, the city celebrated its millennial anniversary in 1997.[14] Archaeological evidence for the origins of the town was retrieved mostly after World War II
World War II
had laid 90 percent of the city center in ruins, enabling excavations.[15] The oldest seventeen settlement levels were dated to between 980 and 1308.[14] It is generally thought that Mieszko I of Poland
Poland
erected a stronghold on the site in the 980s, thereby connecting the Polish state ruled by the Piast dynasty
Piast dynasty
with the trade routes of the Baltic Sea.[16] Traces of buildings and housing from 10th century have been found in archaeological excavations of the city[17]. Pomeranian Poland[edit]

Excavated remains of Gdańsk
Gdańsk
buildings from the 12th century

The site was ruled on behalf of Poland
Poland
by the Samborides' duchy and consisted of a settlement at the modern Long Market, craftsmen settlements along the Old Ditch, German merchant settlements around the St Nicolas church and the old Piast stronghold.[18] In 1186, a Cistercian monastery was set up in nearby Oliwa, which is now within the city limits. In 1215, the ducal stronghold became the centre of a Pomerelian splinter duchy. At that time the area of the later city comprised different villages. At least since 1224/25 a German market settlement with merchants from Lübeck
Lübeck
existed in the area of today's Long Market.[19] In 1224/25, merchants from Lübeck
Lübeck
were invited as "hospites" (immigrants with specific privileges) but were soon forced to leave by Swantopolk II of the Samborides
Samborides
in 1238 during a war between Swantopolk and the Teutonic Knights, during which Lübeck supported the latter. Migration of merchants to the town resumed in 1257.[20] Significant German influence did not appear until the 14th century, after the takeover of the city by the Teutonic Knights.[21] At latest in 1263 Pomerelian duke, Swantopolk II. granted city rights under Lübeck
Lübeck
law to the emerging market settlement.[19] It was an autonomy charter similar to that of Lübeck, which was also the primary origin of many settlers.[18] In a document of 1271 the Pomerelian duke Mestwin II. addressed the inhabitants of the city as "„burgensibus Theuthonicis fidelibus", loyal German citizens, and mentions them separately from the Prussians and Pomeranians, who lived outside the city in an older settlement, the later known Old Town.[22][23] In 1300, the town had an estimated population of 2,000.[24] While overall the town was not a very important trade centre at that time, it had some relevance in the trade with Eastern Europe.[24] Low on funds, the Samborides
Samborides
lent the settlement to Brandenburg, although they planned to take the city back and give it to Poland. Poland threatened to intervene, and Brandenburg left the town. Subsequently, the city was taken by Danish princes in 1301. The Teutonic Knights were hired by the Polish nobles to clear out the Danes. Teutonic Knights[edit]

Monument to defenders of Polish Gdańsk
Gdańsk
also commemorates the victims of the 1308 massacre carried out by the Teutonic Knights

In 1308, the town was taken by Brandenburg and the Teutonic Knights restored order. Subsequently, the Knights took over control of the town. Primary sources record a massacre carried out by the Teutonic Knights on the local population,[25] of 10,000 people, but the exact number killed is subject of dispute in modern scholarship.[26] Some authors accept the number given in the original sources,[27] while others consider 10,000 to have been a medieval exaggeration, although scholarly consensus is that a massacre of some magnitude did take place.[26] The events were used by the Polish crown to condemn the Teutonic Knights
Teutonic Knights
in a subsequent papal lawsuit.[26][28] The knights colonised the area, replacing local Kashubians
Kashubians
and Poles with German settlers.[27] In 1308, they founded Osiek Hakelwerk near the town, initially as a Slavic fishing settlement.[25] In 1340, the Teutonic Knights
Teutonic Knights
built a large fortress, which became the seat of the knights' Komtur.[29] In 1346 they changed the Town Law of the city, which then consisted only of the Rechtstadt, to Kulm law.[30] In 1358, Danzig joined the Hanseatic League, and became an active member in 1361.[31] It maintained relations with the trade centers Bruges, Novgorod, Lisboa and Sevilla.[31] Around 1377, the Old Town was equipped with city rights as well.[32] In 1380, the New Town was founded as the third, independent settlement.[25] After a series of Polish-Teutonic Wars, in the Treaty of Kalisz
Kalisz
(1343) the Order had to acknowledge that it would hold Pomerelia
Pomerelia
as an alm from the Polish Crown. Although it left the legal basis of the Order's possession of the province in some doubt, the city thrived as a result of increased exports of grain (especially wheat), timber, potash, tar, and other goods of forestry from Prussia
Prussia
and Poland
Poland
via the Vistula River trading routes, although after its capture, the Teutonic Knights tried to actively reduce the economic significance of the town. While under the control of the Teutonic Order German migration increased. The Order's religious networks helped to develop Danzig's literary culture.[33] A new war broke out in 1409, ending with the Battle of Grunwald (1410), and the city came under the control of the Kingdom of Poland. A year later, with the First Peace of Thorn, it returned to the Teutonic Order.[34] Kingdom of Poland[edit]

Apotheosis
Apotheosis
of Gdańsk
Gdańsk
by Izaak van den Blocke. The Vistula-borne trade of goods in Poland
Poland
was the main source of prosperity during the city's Golden Age.

In 1440, the city participated in the foundation of the Prussian Confederation which was an organisation opposed to the rule of the Teutonic Knights. This led to the Thirteen Years' War of independence from the Teutonic Monastic State of Prussia
Prussia
(1454–1466). On May 25, 1457, the city gained its rights and independence as an autonomous city.[35][36] On 15 May 1457, Casimir IV of Poland
Poland
granted the town the Great Privilege, after he had been invited by the town's council and had already stayed in town for five weeks.[37] With the Great Privilege, the town was granted full autonomy and protection by the King of Poland.[38] It clearly states that Danzig is free and no citizen is subject to any king. The privilege removed tariffs and taxes on trade within Poland, Lithuania
Lithuania
and Ruthenia (present day Belarus
Belarus
and Ukraine) and conferred on the town independent jurisdiction, legislation and administration of her territory, as well as the right to mint its own coin.[37] Furthermore, the privilege united Old Town, Osiek and Main Town, and legalised the demolition of New Town, which had sided with the Teutonic Knights.[37] By 1457, New Town was demolished completely, no buildings remained.[25] Gaining free and privileged access to Polish markets, the seaport prospered while simultaneously trading with the other Hanseatic cities. After the Second Peace of Thorn (1466)
Second Peace of Thorn (1466)
with the Teutonic Monastic State of Prussia
Prussia
the warfare between the latter and the Polish crown ended permanently. After the Union of Lublin
Union of Lublin
between Poland
Poland
and Lithuania
Lithuania
in 1569 the city continued to enjoy a large degree of internal autonomy (cf. Danzig Law). Being the largest and one of the most influential cities of Poland, it enjoyed voting rights during the royal election period in Poland.

Green Gate, inspired by the Antwerp
Antwerp
City Hall,[39] was built to serve as the formal residence of the Polish monarchs.[40]

In 1569 a Mennonite Church was founded here. In the 1575 election of a king to the Polish throne, Danzig supported Maximilian II against Stephen Báthory. It was the latter who eventually became monarch but the city, encouraged by the secret support of Denmark
Denmark
and Emperor Maximilian, shut its gates against Stephen. After the Siege of Danzig (1577), lasting six months, the city's army of 5,000 mercenaries was utterly defeated in a field battle on 16 December 1577. However, since Stephen's armies were unable to take the city by force, a compromise was reached: Stephen Báthory confirmed the city's special status and her Danzig Law privileges granted by earlier Polish kings. The city recognised him as ruler of Poland
Poland
and paid the enormous sum of 200,000 guldens in gold as payoff ("apology"). Around 1640, Johannes Hevelius
Johannes Hevelius
established his astronomical observatory in the Old Town. Polish King John III Sobieski
John III Sobieski
regularly visited Hevelius numerous times. Beside the large numbers of German-speakers, whose elites sometimes distinguished their German dialect as Pomerelian,[41] the city was home to a large number of Polish-speaking Poles, Jewish Poles, Latvian speaking Kursenieki, Flemings and Dutch. In addition, a number of Scots took refuge or migrated to and received citizenship in the city. During the Protestant Reformation, most German-speaking inhabitants adopted Lutheranism. Due to the special status of the city and significance within the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, the city inhabitants largely became bi-cultural sharing both Polish and German culture and were strongly attached to the traditions of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.[42] The city suffered a last great plague and a slow economic decline due to the wars of the 18th century. As a stronghold of Stanisław Leszczyński's supporters during the War of the Polish Succession, it was taken by the Russians after the Siege of Danzig in 1734. The Danzig Research Society
Danzig Research Society
founded in 1743 was one of the first of its kind. Prussia
Prussia
and Germany[edit]

Friedrich Eduard Meyerheim's painting of the waterfront (1850)

Colorized photo, c. 1900, showing prewar roof of the Krantor (Brama Żuraw).

Danzig was annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia
Prussia
in 1793,[43] in the Second Partition of Poland. An attempt of student uprising against Prussia
Prussia
led by Gottfried Benjamin Bartholdi was crushed quickly by the authorities in 1797.[44][45][46] During the era of Napoleon
Napoleon
the city became a free city in the period extending from 1807 to 1814. In 1815, after France's defeat in the Napoleonic Wars, it again became part of Prussia[43] and became the capital of Regierungsbezirk Danzig within the province of West Prussia. The city's longest serving president was Robert von Blumenthal, who held office from 1841, through the revolutions of 1848, until 1863. With the unification of Germany
Germany
under Prussian hegemony, the city became part of Imperial Germany
Germany
(the German Empire) in 1871, and remained so until 1919, after Germany's defeat in World War I. Inter-war years and World War II[edit] Main article: Free City of Danzig

Free City of Danzig
Free City of Danzig
currency (1931)

When Poland
Poland
regained its independence after World War I
World War I
with access to the sea as promised by the Allies on the basis of Woodrow Wilson's "Fourteen Points" (point 13 called for "an independent Polish state", "which should be assured a free and secure access to the sea"), the Poles
Poles
hoped the city's harbour would also become part of Poland. However, since Germans formed a majority in the city, with Poles
Poles
being a minority,[47] the city was not placed under Polish sovereignty. Instead, in accordance with the terms of the Versailles Treaty, it became the Free City of Danzig
Free City of Danzig
(German: Freie Stadt Danzig), an independent quasi-state under the auspices of the League of Nations with its external affairs largely under Polish control. Poland's rights also included free use of the harbour, a Polish post office, a Polish garrison in Westerplatte
Westerplatte
district, and customs union with Poland. This led to a considerable tension between the city and the Republic of Poland. The Free City had its own constitution, national anthem, parliament (Volkstag), and government (Senat). It issued its own stamps as well as its currency, the Danzig gulden. In the early 1930s the local Nazi Party
Nazi Party
capitalised on pro-German sentiments and in 1933 garnered 50% of vote in the parliament. Thereafter, the Nazis under Gauleiter
Gauleiter
Albert Forster
Albert Forster
achieved dominance in the city government, which was still nominally overseen by the League of Nations' High Commissioner. The German government officially demanded the return of Danzig to Germany
Germany
along with an extraterritorial (meaning under German jurisdiction) highway through the area of the Polish Corridor
Polish Corridor
for land-based access from the rest of Germany. Hitler
Hitler
used the issue of the status of the city as a pretext for attacking Poland
Poland
and on May 1939, during a high level meeting of German military officials explained to them: "It is not Danzig that is at stake. For us it is a matter of expanding our Lebensraum
Lebensraum
in the east", adding that there will be no repeat of the Czech situation, and Germany
Germany
will attack Poland
Poland
at first opportunity, after isolating the country from its Western Allies.[48][49][50][51][52] As Nazi demands increased, German-Polish relations rapidly deteriorated. Germany invaded Poland
Poland
on September 1 after having signed a non-aggression pact with the Soviet Union in late August. The German attack began in Danzig, with a bombardment of Polish positions at Westerplatte
Westerplatte
by the German battleship Schleswig-Holstein, and the landing of German infantry on the peninsula. Outnumbered Polish defenders at Westerplatte
Westerplatte
resisted for seven days before running out of ammunition. Meanwhile, after a fierce day-long fight (1 September 1939), defenders of the Polish Post office were tried and executed then buried on the spot in the Danzig quarter of Zaspa in October 1939. In 1998 a German court overturned their conviction and sentence.

Captured Polish defenders of the Polish Post Office in Danzig shortly before their trial and execution by the Wehrmacht

The city was officially annexed by Nazi Germany
Germany
and incorporated into the Reichsgau Danzig-West Prussia. About 50 percent of members of the Jewish Community of Danzig had left the city within a year after a Pogrom
Pogrom
in October 1937,[53] after the Kristallnacht
Kristallnacht
riots in November 1938 the community decided to organize its emigration[54] and in March 1939 a first transport to Palestine started.[55] By September 1939 barely 1,700 mostly elderly Jews
Jews
remained. In early 1941, just 600 Jews
Jews
were still living in Danzig, most of whom were later murdered in the Holocaust.[53][56] Out of the 2,938 Jewish community in the city 1,227 were able to escape from the Nazis before the outbreak of war.[57][dubious – discuss] Nazi secret police had been observing Polish minority communities in the city since 1936, compiling information, which in 1939 served to prepare lists of Poles
Poles
to be captured in Operation Tannenberg. On the first day of the war, approximately 1,500 ethnic Poles
Poles
were arrested, some because of their participation in social and economic life, others because they were activists and members of various Polish organisations. On 2 September 1939, 150 of them were deported to the Sicherheitsdienst camp Stutthof some 30 miles (48 km) from Danzig, and murdered.[58] Many Poles living in Danzig were deported to Stutthof or executed in the Piaśnica
Piaśnica
forest. In 1941, Hitler
Hitler
ordered the invasion of the Soviet Union, eventually causing the fortunes of war to turn against Germany. As the Soviet Army advanced in 1944, German populations in Central and Eastern Europe took flight, resulting in the beginning of a great population shift. After the final Soviet offensives began in January 1945, hundreds of thousands of German refugees converged on Danzig, many of whom had fled on foot from East Prussia, some tried to escape through the city's port in a large-scale evacuation involving hundreds of German cargo and passenger ships. Some of the ships were sunk by the Soviets, including the Wilhelm Gustloff after an evacuation was attempted at neighbouring Gdynia. In the process, tens of thousands of refugees were killed. The city also endured heavy Allied and Soviet air raids. Those who survived and could not escape had to face the Soviet Army, which captured the heavily damaged city on 30 March 1945,[59] followed by large-scale rape[60][61] and looting.[62][63] In line with the decisions made by the Allies at the Yalta and Potsdam conferences, the city was annexed by Poland. The remaining German residents of the city who had survived the war fled or were forcibly expelled to postwar Germany, and the city was repopulated by ethnic Poles; up to 18 percent (1948) of them had been deported by the Soviets in two major waves from Polish areas annexed by the Soviet Union, i.e. from the eastern portion of pre-war Poland.[64] Contemporary times[edit]

Example of Dutch-style buildings rebuilt after the war: The Old Arsenal by Anthony van Obberghen, Jan Strakowski and Abraham van den Blocke, 1602–1605.[65]

Parts of the historic old city of Gdańsk, which had suffered large-scale destruction during the war, were rebuilt during the 1950s and 1960s. The reconstruction was not tied to the city's pre-war appearance, but instead was politically motivated as a means of culturally cleansing and destroying all traces of German influence from the city.[66][67][68] Any traces of German tradition were ignored, suppressed, or regarded as "Prussian barbarism" only worthy of demolition,[69][70] while Flemish/Dutch, Italian and French influences were used to replace the historically accurate Germanic architecture which the city was built upon since the 14th century.[71]

Gdańsk
Gdańsk
Arkońska Business Park

Boosted by heavy investment in the development of its port and three major shipyards for Soviet ambitions in the Baltic region, Gdańsk became the major shipping and industrial center of the Communist People's Republic of Poland. In December 1970, Gdańsk
Gdańsk
was the scene of anti-regime demonstrations, which led to the downfall of Poland's communist leader Władysław Gomułka. During the demonstrations in Gdańsk
Gdańsk
and Gdynia, military as well as the police opened fire on the demonstrators causing several dozen deaths. Ten years later, in August, 1980, Gdańsk Shipyard
Gdańsk Shipyard
was the birthplace of the Solidarity trade union movement, whose opposition to the Communist regime led to the end of Communist Party rule in 1989, and sparked a series of protests that successfully overturned the Communist regimes of the former Soviet bloc. Solidarity's leader, Lech Wałęsa, became President of Poland
Poland
in 1990. In 2014 the European Solidarity Centre, a museum and library devoted to the history of the movement, opened in Gdańsk.[72] Gdańsk
Gdańsk
native Donald Tusk
Donald Tusk
became Prime Minister of Poland
Poland
in 2007, and President of the European Council
President of the European Council
in 2014.[73] Today Gdańsk
Gdańsk
is a major shipping port and tourist destination. Geography[edit] Climate[edit] Gdańsk
Gdańsk
has a climate with both oceanic and continental influences. According to some categorizations, it has an oceanic climate (Cfb)[74], while others classify it as belonging to the continental climate zone (Dfb)[75]. It actually depends on whether the mean reference temperature for the coldest winter month is set at -3 °C (26.6 °F) or 0 °C (32 °F). Gdańsk's dry winters and the precipitation maximum in summer are indicators of continentality. However seasonal extremes are less pronounced than those in inland Poland. The city has moderately cold and cloudy winters with temperature means in January and February staying below 0°C, and mild summers with frequent showers and thunderstorms. Average temperatures range from −1.0 to 17.2 °C (30.2 to 63.0 °F) and average rainfall varies from 17.9 mm/month to 66.7 mm/month with a rather low annual total of 507.3 mm. In general it is damp, variable and mild. The seasons are clearly differentiated. Spring starts in March and is initially cold and windy, later becoming pleasantly warm and often very sunny. Summer, which begins in June, is predominantly warm but hot at times (with temperature reaching as high as 30-35C at least once per year) with plenty of sunshine interspersed with heavy rain. The average annual hours of sunshine for Gdańsk
Gdańsk
are 1700. July and August are the hottest months. Autumn comes in September and is at first warm and usually sunny, turning cold, damp and foggy in November. Winter lasts from December to March and includes periods of snow. January and February are the coldest months with the temperature sometimes dropping as low as −15 °C (5 °F).

Climate data for Gdańsk
Gdańsk
(1971–2000)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 1.4 (34.5) 2.1 (35.8) 5.5 (41.9) 10.1 (50.2) 15.6 (60.1) 19.0 (66.2) 21.0 (69.8) 21.3 (70.3) 16.9 (62.4) 12.0 (53.6) 6.0 (42.8) 2.9 (37.2) 11.2 (52.2)

Daily mean °C (°F) −1.0 (30.2) −0.5 (31.1) 2.5 (36.5) 6.4 (43.5) 11.5 (52.7) 15.0 (59) 17.2 (63) 17.2 (63) 13.3 (55.9) 8.9 (48) 3.8 (38.8) 0.7 (33.3) 8.0 (46.4)

Average low °C (°F) −3.4 (25.9) −3.0 (26.6) −0.5 (31.1) 2.7 (36.9) 7.4 (45.3) 11.0 (51.8) 13.3 (55.9) 13.1 (55.6) 9.7 (49.5) 5.8 (42.4) 1.5 (34.7) −1.6 (29.1) 4.7 (40.5)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 24.6 (0.969) 17.9 (0.705) 22.4 (0.882) 29.5 (1.161) 48.9 (1.925) 63.5 (2.5) 66.7 (2.626) 55.8 (2.197) 54.9 (2.161) 47.4 (1.866) 42.0 (1.654) 33.7 (1.327) 507.3 (19.972)

Average precipitation days 15 13 13 11 12 13 13 12 14 14 16 16 162

Source: World Meteorological Organization[76]

Economy[edit] The industrial sections of the city are dominated by shipbuilding, petrochemical & chemical industries, and food processing. The share of high-tech sectors such as electronics, telecommunications, IT engineering, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals is on the rise. Amber processing is also an important part of the local economy, as the majority of the world's amber deposits lie along the Baltic coast. The Pomeranian Voivodeship, including Gdańsk, is also a major tourist destination in the summer, as millions of Poles
Poles
and other European tourists flock to the beaches of the Baltic coastline. Major companies in Gdańsk:

Acxiom
Acxiom
– IT Arla Foods
Arla Foods
– food processing Bayer
Bayer
Shared Service Centre – finance & accounting Cognor – steel, engineering, capital goods Coleman Research – knowledge broker Crist – shipbuilding Delphi – automotive parts Dr. Oetker
Dr. Oetker
– food processing Grupa Lotos
Grupa Lotos
– energy, petrol refinery Energa Trading – electrical and heat energy Bank BPH – finance Gdańska Stocznia Remontowa – shipbuilding Elektrociepłownie Wybrzeże – energy LPP – retail Polnord Energobudowa – construction company Petrobaltic
Petrobaltic
– energy, oil drilling Intel – IT IBM
IBM
– IT IVONA
IVONA
– IT FINEOS – IT FINEOS Locations Wirtualna Polska – internet service Kainos
Kainos
– IT Lufthansa Systems – IT Jeppesen
Jeppesen
– IT Compuware
Compuware
– IT Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters
– media ThyssenKrupp
ThyssenKrupp
– steel, engineering, capital goods Maersk Line – services & pick-up Transcom WorldWide – business processing outsourcing Jysk – retail Meritum Bank – finance Glencore
Glencore
– raw materials Orlen Morena – energy Fosfory Ciech – chemical company Hydrobudowa – construction company Llentabhallen – steel constructions Ziaja – cosmetics and beauty company Stabilator – construction company Skanska
Skanska
– construction company Flügger – paints manufacturing HD heavy duty – retail Dresser Wayne – retail fueling systems First Data
First Data
– finance Masterlease – finance Transcom WorldWide – business processing outsourcing Weyerhaeuser Cellulose Fibres – cellulose fibre manufacturing Gdańsk Shipyard
Gdańsk Shipyard
– shipbuilding Remontowa Shipbuilding – shipbuilding OIE Support – education services (part of Laureate International Universities) PricewaterhouseCoopers
PricewaterhouseCoopers
LLP – professional services Kemira
Kemira
– chemical industry group BreakThru Films
BreakThru Films
– animated film studio Schibsted
Schibsted
– IT Regus
Regus
– business support services Mango Media – home shopping channel MOL Europe – shipping VB Leasing – finance Metsä Group
Metsä Group
– forest industry Competence Call Centre – call centre EPAM Systems
EPAM Systems
– IT Esotiq&Henderson – retail Bayer
Bayer
– chemical and pharmaceutical company Playsoft – IT Staples Advantage – office products Deloitte
Deloitte
– professional services KPMG
KPMG
– professional services Comarch
Comarch
– IT ESO Audit – professional services TF Bank – finance

Main sights[edit]

View of Gdańsk's Main Town from the Motława
Motława
River (2012)

The Highland Gate marks the beginning of the Royal Route

Architecture[edit] The city has some buildings surviving from the time of the Hanseatic League. Most tourist attractions are located along or near Ulica Długa (Long Street) and Długi Targ (Long Market), a pedestrian thoroughfare surrounded by buildings reconstructed in historical (primarily during the 17th century) style and flanked at both ends by elaborate city gates. This part of the city is sometimes referred to as the Royal Route, since it was once the former path of processions for visiting Kings of Poland.

Long Lane filled with picturesque tenements is part of the Royal Route

Neptune's Fountain in the centre of the Long Market, a masterpiece by architect Abraham van den Blocke, 1617.[77][78]

Artus Court

Royal Chapel of the Polish King – John III Sobieski
John III Sobieski
was built in baroque style between 1678–1681 by Tylman van Gameren.[79]

St. Mary's Church – the second largest brick church in the world

Walking from end to end, sites encountered on or near the Royal Route include:

Highland Gate (Brama Wyżynna) Torture House (Katownia) Prison Tower (Wieża więzienna) Mansion of the Society of Saint George (Dwór Bractwa św. Jerzego) Golden Gate (Złota Brama) Long Street (Ulica Długa)

Uphagen's House
Uphagen's House
(Dom Uphagena) Lion's Castle (Lwi Zamek) Main Town Hall (Ratusz Głównego Miasta)

Long Market
Long Market
(Długi Targ)

Artus' Court (Dwór Artusa) Neptune's Fountain (Fontanna Neptuna) Golden House (Złota Kamienica)

Green Gate
Green Gate
(Zielona Brama)

Gdańsk
Gdańsk
has a number of historical churches:

St. Bridget St. Catherine St. John St. Mary (Bazylika Mariacka), a municipal church built during the 15th century, is the largest brick church in the world. St. Nicholas St. James St. Joseph St. Peter and Paul St. Barbara Corpus Christi

The city's 17th-century fortifications represent one of Poland's official national Historic Monuments (Pomnik historii), as designated September 16, 1994 and tracked by the National Heritage Board of Poland. Other main sights in the historical city centre include:

Royal Chapel of the Polish King John III Sobieski Żuraw – medieval port crane Gradowa Hill Granaries on the Ołowianka and Granary Islands Great Armoury John III Sobieski
John III Sobieski
Monument Old Town Hall Jan Heweliusz
Jan Heweliusz
Monument Great Mill Small Mill House of Research Society Polish Post Office, site of the 1939 battle brick gothic town gates, i.e. Mariacka Gate, Straganiarska Gate, Cow Gate

Main sights outside the historical city centre include:

Abbot's Palace in the Oliwa
Oliwa
Park Lighthouse in Nowy Port Oliwa
Oliwa
Cathedral Pachołek Hill – an observation point in Oliwa Pier in Brzeźno Westerplatte Wisłoujście Fortress Zoo in Oliwa

Museums[edit]

National Museum

Abbot's Palace in Oliwa

Museum of the Second World War

National Museum (Muzeum Narodowe)

Department of Ancient Art - contains a number of important artworks, including Hans Memling's Last Judgement Green Gate Department of Modern Art - in the Abbot's Palace in Oliwa Ethnography Department - in the Abbot's Granary in Oliwa Gdańsk
Gdańsk
Photography Gallery

Historical Museum (Muzeum Historyczne Miasta Gdańska):

Main Town Hall Artus' Court Uphagen's House Amber
Amber
Museum (Muzeum Bursztynu) Museum of the Polish Post (Muzeum Poczty Polskiej) Wartownia nr 1 na Westerplatte Museum of Tower Clocks (Muzeum Zegarów Wieżowych) Wisłoujście Fortress

National Maritime Museum, Gdańsk
National Maritime Museum, Gdańsk
(Narodowe Muzeum Morskie):

Żuraw Crane Granaries in Ołowianka museum ship SS Soldek is anchored on the Motława
Motława
River and was the first ship built in post-war Poland.

Archeological Museum (Muzeum Archeologiczne) Gdańsk
Gdańsk
Nowy Port
Port
Lighthouse (Latarnia Morska Gdańsk
Gdańsk
Nowy Port) Izba Pamięci Wincentego Pola w Gdańsku-Sobieszewie Archdiocese Museum (Muzeum Archidiecezjalne) Museum of the Second World War

Entertainment[edit]

Polish Baltic Philharmonic Baltic Opera Teatr Wybrzeże Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre
Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre
is a Shakespearean theatre built on the historical site of a 17th-century playhouse where English travelling players came to perform. The new theatre, completed in 2014, hosts the annual Gdańsk
Gdańsk
Shakespeare Festival.[80]

Transport[edit]

Pesa Atribo
Pesa Atribo
of the PKP Fast Urban Railways (SKM) in Gdańsk

Gdańsk
Gdańsk
Lech Wałęsa
Lech Wałęsa
Airport

Gdańsk
Gdańsk
Lech Wałęsa
Lech Wałęsa
Airport
Airport
– an international airport located in Gdańsk; The Szybka Kolej Miejska, (SKM) the Fast Urban Railway, functions as a Metro system for the Tricity area including Gdańsk, Sopot
Sopot
and Gdynia, operating frequent trains to 27 stations covering the Tricity.[81] The service is operated by electric multiple unit trains at a frequency of 6 minutes to 30 minutes between trains (depending on the time of day) on the central section between Gdańsk
Gdańsk
and Gdynia, and less frequently on outlying sections. The SKM system has been extended northwest of the Tricity, to Wejherowo, Lębork
Lębork
and Słupsk, 110 kilometres (68 miles) west of Gdynia, and to the south it has been extended to Tczew, 31 kilometres (19 miles) south of Gdańsk. Railways: The principal station in Gdańsk
Gdańsk
is Gdańsk
Gdańsk
Główny railway station, served by both SKM local trains and PKP long distance trains. In addition, long distance trains also stop at Gdańsk
Gdańsk
Oliwa
Oliwa
railway station, Gdańsk
Gdańsk
Wrzeszcz
Wrzeszcz
railway station, Sopot
Sopot
and Gdynia. Gdańsk also has nine (9) other railway stations, served by local SKM trains; Long distance trains are operated by PKP Intercity
PKP Intercity
which provides connections with all major Polish cities, including Warsaw, Kraków, Łódź, Poznań, Katowice
Katowice
and Szczecin, and with the neighbouring Kashubian Lakes region.

In 2011–2015 the Warsaw-Gdańsk- Gdynia
Gdynia
railway route underwent a major upgrading costing $3 billion, partly funded by the European Investment Bank, including track replacement, realignment of curves and relocation of sections of track to allow speeds up to 200 km/h (124 mph), modernization of stations, and installation of the most modern ETCS signalling system, which was completed in June 2015. In December 2014 new Alstom
Alstom
Pendolino high-speed trains were put into service between Gdańsk, Warsaw
Warsaw
and Kraków
Kraków
reducing the rail travel time from Gdańsk
Gdańsk
to Warsaw
Warsaw
to 2 hours 58 minutes,[82][83] further reduced in December 2015 to 2 hours 39 minutes.[84]

A new railway, Pomorska Kolej Metropolitalna
Pomorska Kolej Metropolitalna
(PKM, the 'Pomeranian Metropolitan Railway'), commenced service on 1 September 2015, connecting Gdańsk
Gdańsk
Lech Wałęsa
Lech Wałęsa
Airport
Airport
with Wrzeszcz
Wrzeszcz
and downtown Gdańsk. It connects to the Szybka Kolej Miejska (Tricity)
Szybka Kolej Miejska (Tricity)
(SKM) which provides further connections to the entire area served by SKM. City buses and trams are operated by ZTM Gdańsk
Gdańsk
(Zarząd Transportu Miejskiego w Gdańsku). Port
Port
of Gdańsk
Gdańsk
– a seaport located on the southern coast of Gdańsk Bay within the city; Obwodnica Trojmiejska – part of expressway S6 that bypasses the cities of Gdańsk, Sopot
Sopot
and Gdynia. The A1 motorway connects the port and city of Gdańsk
Gdańsk
with the southern border of the country. As of 2014[update], some fragments of the A1 motorway are still incomplete.

Gdańsk
Gdańsk
is the starting point of the EuroVelo
EuroVelo
9 cycling route which continues southward through Poland, then into the Czech Republic, Austria
Austria
and Slovenia
Slovenia
before ending at the Adriatic Sea
Adriatic Sea
in Pula, Croatia.

Gdańsk
Gdańsk
main railway station (built 1896–1900) 

Fast Urban Rail train 

Gdańsk
Gdańsk
tram – Pesa Jazz
Pesa Jazz
Duo 

Gdańsk
Gdańsk
bus - Solaris Urbino 12 

S6 expressway Tricity 

Sports[edit]

Stadion Energa Gdańsk

Ergo Arena

There are many popular professional sports teams in the Gdańsk
Gdańsk
and Tricity area. Amateur sports
Amateur sports
are played by thousands of Gdańsk citizens and also in schools of all levels (elementary, secondary, university). The city's professional football club is Lechia Gdańsk. Founded in 1945, they play in the Ekstraklasa, Poland's top division. Their home stadium, Stadion Energa Gdańsk, was one of the four Polish stadiums to host the UEFA Euro 2012
UEFA Euro 2012
competition. Other notable clubs include rugby club Lechia Gdańsk
Lechia Gdańsk
(12 times Polish Champion) and motorcycle speedway club Wybrzeże Gdańsk. The city's Hala Olivia
Hala Olivia
was a venue for the official 2009 EuroBasket.[85] Politics and local government[edit] Main article: Politics of Gdańsk Contemporary Gdańsk
Gdańsk
is the capital of the province called Pomeranian Voivodeship and is one of the major centers of economic and administrative life in Poland. Many important agencies of the state and local government levels have their main offices here: the Provincial Administration Office, the Provincial Government, the Ministerial Agency of the State Treasury, the Agency for Consumer and Competition Protection, the National Insurance regional office, the Court of Appeals, and the High Administrative Court. Regional centre[edit] Gdańsk Voivodeship
Gdańsk Voivodeship
was extended in 1999 to include most of former Słupsk
Słupsk
Voivodeship, the western part of Elbląg Voivodeship
Elbląg Voivodeship
and Chojnice County
Chojnice County
from Bydgoszcz Voivodeship
Bydgoszcz Voivodeship
to form the new Pomeranian Voivodeship. The area of the region was thus extended from 7,394 to 18,293 square kilometres (2,855 to 7,063 sq mi) and the population rose from 1,333,800 (1980) to 2,198,000 (2000). By 1998, Tricity constituted an absolute majority of the population; almost half of the inhabitants of the new region live in the centre. Municipal government[edit] Legislative power in Gdańsk
Gdańsk
is vested in a unicameral Gdańsk
Gdańsk
City Council (Rada Miasta), which comprises 34 members. Council members are elected directly every four years. Like most legislative bodies, the City Council divides itself into committees which have the oversight of various functions of the city government.

City Council in 2002–2006[86]

Platforma Obywatelska – 15 seats Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej-Unia Pracy – 6 seats KW Wyborców i Sympatyków Lecha Kaczyńskiego Prawo i Samorządność – 6 seats Liga Polskich Rodzin – 5 seats Samoobrona – 1 seat Obywatelski Komitet Bogdana Borusewicza – 1 seat

City Council in 2006–2010[87]

Platforma Obywatelska – 21 seats Prawo i Sprawiedliwość – 13 seats

City Council in 2010–2014[88]

Platforma Obywatelska – 26 seats Prawo i Sprawiedliwość – 7 seats Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej – 1 seat

Gdansk City Council in 2014-2018

City Council in 2014–2018[89]

Platforma Obywatelska – 22 seats Prawo i Sprawiedliwość – 12 seats

Districts[edit] Gdańsk
Gdańsk
is divided into 34 administrative divisions: 6 dzielnicas and 28 osiedles. Gdańsk
Gdańsk
dzielnicas include: Chełm, Piecki-Migowo, Przymorze Wielkie, Śródmieście, Wrzeszcz
Wrzeszcz
Dolny, Wrzeszcz
Wrzeszcz
Górny. Osiedles: Aniołki, Brętowo, Brzeźno, Jasień, Kokoszki, Krakowiec-Górki Zachodnie, Letnica, Matarnia, Młyniska, Nowy Port, Oliwa, Olszynka, Orunia-Św. Wojciech-Lipce, Osowa, Przeróbka, Przymorze Małe, Rudniki, Siedlce, Sobieszewo Island, Stogi, Strzyża, Suchanino, Ujeścisko-Łostowice, VII Dwór, Wzgórze Mickiewicza, Zaspa-Młyniec, Zaspa-Rozstaje, Żabianka-Wejhera-Jelitkowo-Tysiąclecia. Education and science[edit]

Gdańsk University
Gdańsk University
of Technology

Gdańsk
Gdańsk
Medical University

Polish Baltic Philharmonic
Polish Baltic Philharmonic
on the Motława
Motława
river

There are 15 higher schools including 3 universities. In 2001 there were 60,436 students, including 10,439 graduates.

Gdańsk University
Gdańsk University
(Uniwersytet Gdański) Gdańsk University of Technology
Gdańsk University of Technology
(Politechnika Gdańska) Gdańsk Medical University
Gdańsk Medical University
(Gdański Uniwersytet Medyczny) Academy of Physical Education and Sport of Gdańsk
Gdańsk
(Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego i Sportu im. Jędrzeja Śniadeckiego) Musical Academy (Akademia Muzyczna im. Stanisława Moniuszki) Arts Academy (Akademia Sztuk Pięknych)[90] Institute of Fluid Flow Machinery of the Polish Academy of Sciences - Instytut Maszyn Przepływowych im. Roberta Szewalskiego PAN[91] Instytut Budownictwa Wodnego PAN Ateneum – Szkoła Wyższa Gdańska Wyższa Szkoła Humanistyczna Gdańska Wyższa Szkoła Administracji Wyższa Szkoła Społeczno-Ekonomiczna Wyższa Szkoła Turystyki i Hotelarstwa w Gdańsku Wyższa Szkoła Zarządzania WSB Universities
WSB Universities
– WSB University in Gdańsk[92]

Scientific and regional organizations[edit]

Gdańsk
Gdańsk
Scientific Society Baltic Institute (Instytut Bałtycki), established 1925 in Toruń, since 1946 (?) in Gdańsk TNOiK – Towarzystwo Naukowe Organizacji i Kierowania (Scientific Society for Organization and Management) O/Gdańsk IBNGR – Instytut Badań nad Gospodarką Rynkową (The Gdańsk Institute for Market Economics)[93]

International relations[edit] See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Poland Twin towns and sister cities[edit] Gdańsk
Gdańsk
is twinned with:[94][in chronological order]

Bremen, Germany
Germany
(since 1976)[94][95] Turku, Finland
Finland
(since 1987)[94] Cleveland, Ohio, United States
United States
(since 1990)[94][96] Kalmar, Sweden
Sweden
(since 1991)[94] Helsingør, Denmark
Denmark
(since 1992)[94] Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France (since 1992)[94] Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France
France
(since 1992)[94] Kaliningrad, Russia
Russia
(since 1993)[94] Sefton, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(since 1993)[94] St. Petersburg, Russia
Russia
(since 1993)[94][97] Astana, Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
(since 1996)[94] Odessa, Ukraine
Ukraine
(since 1996)[94] Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
Netherlands
(since 1998)[94] Vilnius, Lithuania
Lithuania
(since 1998)[94] Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
France
(since 1999)[94][98] Shanghai, China
China
(since 2004)[94] Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Italy
(since 2005)[94] Šilutė, Lithuania
Lithuania
(since 2004)[94]

Partnerships and cooperation[edit]

Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France[99]

Gallery[edit]

Gdańsk
Gdańsk
Town Hall

Gdańsk
Gdańsk
Hilton Hotel

Green Gate

Długi Targ Street, Old Town

Mariacka Street

Długa Street

Lion's Castle Tenement House

John III Sobieski
John III Sobieski
Monument in Gdańsk

Gdańsk
Gdańsk
– Neptune's Fountain

Golden Gate Złota Brama

Gdańsk
Gdańsk
– Townhouses

Oliwa
Oliwa
Cathedral

Westerplatte
Westerplatte
– Monument nearby Gdańsk

Old Town Hall

Great Mill (left) and Millers' Guild House (right)

Wisłoujście Fortress

Church of St. John

Rybackie Pobrzeże

Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers of 1970
Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers of 1970
in Gdańsk

Millers' Guild House

Saint Barbara church

Swan Tower

Gaol Tower

Gdańsk
Gdańsk
Library of Polish Academy of Sciences

Jan Heweliusz
Jan Heweliusz
Monument

Oliwa
Oliwa
Park

Port
Port
of Gdańsk
Gdańsk
from mainmast of Fryderyk Chopin

Gdańsk University
Gdańsk University
– Faculty of Law and Administration

Modern blocks in Obrońców Wybrzeża Street

Population[edit]

Historical population

Year Pop. ±%

1939 250,000 —    

1946 117,894 −52.8%

1950 194,633 +65.1%

1960 286,940 +47.4%

1970 365,600 +27.4%

1980 456,707 +24.9%

1987 469,053 +2.7%

1990 465,143 −0.8%

1995 463,019 −0.5%

2000 462,995 −0.0%

2005 458,093 −1.1%

2010 460,509 +0.5%

2012 460,427 −0.0%

2014 461,489 +0.2%

Largest groups of foreign residents

Nationality Population (2018)

 Ukraine 29,483[100]

 Belarus

1,808[101]

 Russia

1,731[102]

 Germany

1,423

 Vietnam

1,244

 China

1,037

 North Korea

800[103]

See also: Category:People from Gdańsk, List of people from Gdańsk, List of mayors of Gdańsk, List of mayors of Danzig, List of Dukes of Gdańsk, List of Gdańsk
Gdańsk
aristocratic families, and List of honorary citizens of Gdańsk See also[edit]

Poland
Poland
portal

Tourism in Poland 764 Gedania – a minor planet orbiting the Sun Danzig Highflyer Father Eugeniusz Dutkiewicz SAC Hospice Kashubians Kursenieki List of corporations in Gdańsk List of neighbourhoods of Gdańsk St. Mary's Church, Gdańsk Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art Ronald Reagan Park Live in Gdańsk

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Attractions

St. Mary's Church Oliwa
Oliwa
Cathedral Baltic State Opera Westerplatte Ronald Reagan Park Monument to the Shipyard Workers Laznia Centre

History

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Warsaw

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Counties of Pomeranian Voivodeship

City counties

Gdańsk
Gdańsk
(capital) Gdynia Słupsk Sopot

Land counties

Bytów Chojnice Człuchów Gdańsk Kartuzy Kościerzyna Kwidzyn Lębork Malbork Nowy Dwór Gdański Puck Słupsk Starogard Sztum Tczew Wejherowo

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Members of the Hanseatic League
Hanseatic League
by Quarter

Chief cities shown in smallcaps. Free Imperial Cities of the Holy Roman Empire
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shown in italics.

Wendish

Lübeck

Anklam Demmin Greifswald Hamburg Kolberg (Kołobrzeg) Lüneburg Rostock Rügenwalde (Darłowo) Stettin (Szczecin) Stolp (Słupsk) Stockholm Stralsund Visby Wismar

Saxon

Brunswick Magdeburg

Berlin Bremen Erfurt Frankfurt an der Oder Goslar Mühlhausen Nordhausen

Baltic

Danzig (Gdańsk)

Breslau (Wrocław) Dorpat (Tartu) Elbing (Elbląg) Königsberg
Königsberg
(Kaliningrad) Cracow (Kraków) Reval (Tallinn) Riga
Riga
(Rīga) Thorn (Toruń)

Westphalian

Cologne
Cologne
1 Dortmund
Dortmund
1

Deventer Groningen Kampen Münster Osnabrück Soest

Kontore

Principal

Bryggen
Bryggen
(Bergen) Hanzekantoor

Bruges Antwerp2 

Steelyard
Steelyard
(London) Peterhof (Novgorod)

Subsidiary

Bishop's Lynn Falsterbo Ipswich Kaunas Malmö Polotsk Pskov

Other cities

Bristol Boston Damme Leith Herford Hull Newcastle Stargard Yarmouth York Zutphen Zwolle

1 Cologne
Cologne
and Dortmund
Dortmund
were both capital of the Westphalian Quarter at different times. 2 Antwerp
Antwerp
gained importance once Bruges
Bruges
became inaccessible due to the silting of the Zwin
Zwin
channel.

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Mayors of Gdańsk

1945–1950

Franciszek Kotus-Jankowski (1945–1946) • Bolesław Nowicki (1946–1949) • Piotr Stolarek (1949–1950)

1950–1973

Piotr Stolarek (1950–1953) • Stanisław Schmidt (1953–1954) • Julian Cybulski (1954–1958) • Stanisław Schmidt (1958–1963) • Tadeusz Bejm (1963–1969) • Jan Nikołajew (1969–1973)

Since 1973

Andrzej Kaznowski (1973–1977) • Jerzy Młynarczyk (1977–1981) • Kazimierz Rynkowski (1981–1989) • Jerzy Pasiński (1989–1990) • Jacek Starościak (1990–1991) • Franciszek Jamroż (1991–1994) • Tomasz Posadzki (1994–1998) • Paweł Adamowicz (1998-)

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Places on the Baltic coast of Poland

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Wolin
National Park Grodno Międzywodzie Dziwnów Dziwnówek Łukęcin Pobierowo Pustkowo Trzęsacz Rewal Niechorze Pogorzelica Mrzeżyno Rogowo Dźwirzyno Grzybowo Kołobrzeg Sianożęty Ustronie Morskie Pleśna Gąski Sarbinowo Chłopy Mielno Unieście Łazy Dąbkowice Dąbki Bobolin Żukowo Morskie Darłowo Darłówko Wicie Jarosławiec Wicko Morskie Modlinek Ustka Orzechowo Poddąbie Dębina Rowy Rówek Czołpino Słowiński National Park Łeba Osetnik Kopalino Lubiatowo Białogóra Dębki Karwia Ostrowo Jastrzębia Góra Cape Rozewie Rozewie Chłapowo Władysławowo

includes Cetniewo

Chałupy Jastarnia

includes Kuźnica Jurata

Hel Hel Peninsula Coastal Landscape Park Swarzewo Puck Bay of Puck Błądzikowo Rzucewo Osłonino Rewa Mechelinki Gdynia Sopot Gdańsk Bay of Gdańsk Mikoszewo Jantar Stegna Sztutowo Kąty Rybackie Skowronki Krynica Morska Vistula
Vistula
Spit

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