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Gdynia
Flag of Gdynia Coat of arms of Gdynia
(Flag) (Coat of arms)
Motto: Gdynia - miasto z morza i marzeń
(Gdynia - a city built of sea and dreams)
Location of Gdynia
Basic Information
Country Poland
Voivodeship Pomerania
Population 255,300 (2003) Ranked 12th
Founded before 1921
City rights February 10, 1926
Latitude
Longitude
54°32' N
18°32' E
Area 135,5 km²
Agglomeration Tricity - 1 100 000
Density 1885/km²
Area code +48 58
Car plates GA
Twin towns Aalborg, Baranovichi, Brooklyn, Kaliningrad, Karlskrona, Kiel, Klaipėda, Kotka, Kristiansand, Kunda, Liepāja, Plymouth, Seattle
Economy and Traffic
Administration
Mayor Wojciech Szczurek
Municipal Website

Gdynia (IPA: ['gdɨɲa] , German: (until 1939 and after 1945) / Gotenhafen (1939-1945); Kashubian: Gdiniô) is a city in the Pomeranian Voivodeship of Poland and an important seaport at Gdańsk Bay on the south coast of the Baltic Sea. Image File history File links POL_Gdynia_flag. ... Image File history File links POL_Gdynia_COA.svg‎ pl: Herb Gdyni en: Coat of Arms of Gdynia File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Gdynia ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... Image File history File links POL_Gdynia_map. ... Look up country in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 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In the study of human settlements, an agglomeration is an extended city or town area comprising the built-up area of a central place (usually a municipality) and any suburbs or adjacent satellite towns. ... Map of the Tricity area Tricity (also called Treble City, in Polish Trójmiasto) is the city area consisting of the three Polish district GdaÅ„sk, Gdynia and Sopot. ... Density, or volumic mass (ISO 31), is a measure of mass per volume. ... 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A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words see here. ... Image File history File links Gdynia. ... Image File history File links Gdingen_-_Gotenhafen. ... Kashubian or Cassubian (Kashubian: kaszëbsczi jãzëk, pòmòrsczi jãzëk, kaszëbskò-sÅ‚owiÅ„skô mòwa) is one of the Lechitic languages, which are a group of Slavic languages. ... Pomerania Voivodeship (Polish: województwo pomorskie) is an administrative region or voivodeship in northern Poland within the historic region of Eastern Pomerania. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Port. ... The Bay of GdaÅ„sk (also known as the GdaÅ„sk Bay or Gulf of GdaÅ„sk; in Polish Zatoka GdaÅ„ska; in Kashubian/Pomeranian GduÅ„skô Hôwinga; in German Danziger Bucht) is a southeastern bay of the Baltic sea enclosed by a large curve of the shores of... The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe, from 53°N to 66°N latitude and from 20°E to 26°E longitude. ...


Located in Kashubia in Eastern Pomerania, Gdynia is part of a conurbation with the spa town of Sopot, the city of Gdańsk and suburban communities, which together form a metropolitan area called the Tricity (Trójmiasto), with a population of over a million people. Kashubians (also Kassubians, or Cassubians, in Kashubian: Kaszëbi) are a Slavic ethnic group living in modern-day northwestern Poland. ... Eastern Pomerania (also Pomerelia, East Pomerania, GdaÅ„sk Pomerania, Vistula Pomerania, Polish: , German: ), is a geographical and historical region in the east of Pomerania in northern Poland. ... A conurbation is an urban area comprising a number of cities, towns and villages which, through population growth and expansion, have physically merged to form one continuous built up area. ... Sopot (pronounce: [sÉ”pÉ”t]; German: ; Kashubian: Sopòt) is a seaside town in Eastern Pomerania on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea in northern Poland, with a population of approximately 40,000. ... GdaÅ„sk (IPA: ; German: , Kashubian: , Late Latin: ; older English Dantzig; also other languages) is Polands sixth-largest city, and also her principal seaport and the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodeship. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Metropolitan area in Western Tokyo as seen from Tokyo Tower A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or... Map of the Tricity area Tricity (also called Treble City, in Polish Trójmiasto) is the city area consisting of the three Polish district GdaÅ„sk, Gdynia and Sopot. ...

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History

The first known mention of the name "Gdynia" was of a Pomeranian (Kashubian) fishing village, in 1253. Oksywie, now part of Gdynia, was mentioned even earlier in 1209. It was there that the first church on the Polish coast was built. In 1380 the owner of the village which became Gdynia, Peter from Rusocin, gave the village to the Cisterian Order, so in the years 13821772 Gdynia belonged to the Cistercian abbey in Oliwa. In 1789 there were only 21 houses in the village. Pomeranians (Pomorzanie) are a group of Slavic tribes living in historical region of Pomerania along the shore of Baltic Sea between Oder and Vistula rivers. ... Kashubians, Kassubians, or Cassubians (Kashubian: Kaszëbi) are a Slavic ethnic group living in modern-day northwestern Poland. ... For broader historical context, see 1250s and 13th century. ... Oksywie in early 20th century Oksywie (German: ) is a neighbourhood of the city of Gdynia. ... Events Albigensian Crusade against Cathars (1209-1218) the Franciscans are founded. ... Events September 8 - Battle of Kulikovo - Russian forces under Grand Prince Dmitrii Ivanovich defeat a mixed army of Tatars and Mongols (the Golden Horde), stopping their advance at Kulikovo. ... Events End of the reign of Emperor Go-Enyu of Japan, fifth and last of the Northern Ashikaga Pretenders Emperor Go-Komatsu ascends to the throne of Japan John Wyclifs teachings are condemned by the Synod of London. ... Year 1772 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Order of Cistercians (OCist) (Latin Cistercenses), otherwise Gimey or White Monks (from the colour of the habit, over which is worn a black scapular or apron) are a Catholic order of monks. ... Oliwa (Oliva) is one of the quarters of Gdańsk. ... 1789 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


The area of the later city of Gdynia shared its history with Pomerelia (Eastern Pomerania); in prehistoric times it was the center of Oksywie culture; it was later populated by Goths and eventually Slavs with some Baltic Prussian influences. As a part of Pomerania, it was a province of Poland from circa 9901308. In 1309-1310 it was conquered by the Teutonic Order (1309–1454/66), but afterwards became part of the Kingdom of Poland (14661772. In the First Partition of Poland in 1772 it was annexed into the Kingdom of Prussia (1772–1870), and as part of Prussia became part of the German Empire (1870–1920). Pomerelia (German: ) is a historical region in northern Poland. ... The Oksywie Culture was a culture which existed in the area of Oxhoeft (now Oksywie Northern Poland), from the 2nd century BC to the early 1st century AD. It was closely related to the Przeworsk culture and with the arrival of Goths the Wielbark/ Willenberg culture developed in the area. ... Invasion of the Goths: a late 19th century painting by O. Fritsche, is a highly romanticized portrait of the Goths as cavalrymen. ... The Slavic peoples are the most numerous ethnic and linguistic body of peoples in Europe. ... Prussian tribes settlements The Prussian people, or (old) Prussians, inhabited the area around the Curonian and Vistula Lagoons, (in what is now northern Poland), in the region roughly occupied by the Mazurian Lakes. ... Duchy of Pomerania ruled by the slavic dynasty of Griffits (Polish: Gryfici, German: Greiffen) was a semi-independent state in the 17th century. ... Events Construction of the Al-Hakim Mosque begins in Cairo. ... Events Henry VII is elected as king of the Holy Roman Empire. ... Events August 15 - The city of Rhodes surrenders to the forces of the Knights of St. ... [edit] Events May 11 - In France, 64 members of the Knights Templar are burned at the stake for heresy Abulfeda becomes governor of Hama. ... Teutonic Knights, charging into battle. ... Events February 4 - In the Thirteen Years War, the Secret Council of the Prussian Confederacy sends a formal act of disobedience to the Grand Master. ... The state formed by Boleslaus I of Poland in 1025 during his coronation. ... Events Chimú Empire conquered by troops of the Inca End of term for Regent of Sweden Jöns Bengtsson Oxenstierna. ... Year 1772 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Partitions of Poland (Polish Rozbiór or Rozbiory Polski) happened in the 18th century and ended the existence of a sovereign state of Poland (or more correctly the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth). ... Flag of Prussia (1894 - 1918) The Kingdom of Prussia existed from 1701 until 1918, and from 1871 was the leading kingdom of the German Empire, comprising in its last form almost two-thirds of the area of the Empire. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Motto: Gott mit Uns (German: God with us”) Anthem: Heil dir im Siegerkranz (unofficial) Territory of the German Empire in 1914, prior to World War I Capital Berlin Language(s) Official: German Unofficial minority languages: Polish (Posen, Lower Silesia,Upper Silesia, Masuria) French (Alsace-Lorraine) Government Constitutional monarchy Emperor  - 1871... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ...


In 1870, the village of Gdingen had some 1,200 inhabitants, and it was not a poor fishing village as it is sometimes described. It was a popular tourist spot with several guest houses, restaurants, cafes, several brick houses and a small harbour with a pier for small trading ships. The first Kashubian mayor of Gdingen was Jan Radtke. After the 1919 Treaty of Versailles, Gdynia - as it was now called - along with other parts of former West Prussia, became a part of the new Republic of Poland; simultaneously, the city of Danzig and surrounding area was declared a free city and put under the League of Nations, though Poland was given economic liberties and requisitioned for matters of foreign representation. Kashubians, Kassubians, or Cassubians (Kashubian: Kaszëbi) are a Slavic ethnic group living in modern-day northwestern Poland. ... The Treaty of Versailles (1919) was the peace treaty which officially ended World War I between the Allied and Central Powers and the German Empire. ... One of four districts of East Prussia in 1920 - 1938. ... Flag of Danzig The Free City of Danzig refers to either of two short-lived city-states which were centered on the present-day Baltic port known as Gdańsk (German: Danzig). ... The League of Nations was an international organization founded after the Paris Peace Conference, 1919. ...


Construction of the Seaport

The decision to build a major seaport at the Gdynia village was made by the Polish government in winter 1920, in the midst of the Polish-Soviet War (1919–1920). The authorities and seaport workers of the Free City of Danzig felt Poland's economic rights in the city were being misappropriated to help fight the war. Despite these demands, the workers went on strike, and Poland realized the need for a port city it was in complete control of, economically and politically. Combatants Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic Second Polish Republic Commanders Mikhail Tukhachevsky Semyon Budyonny Joseph Stalin Józef PiÅ‚sudski Edward Rydz-ÅšmigÅ‚y Strength 950,000 including reserves 5 million 360,000 including reserves 738,000 Casualties Unknown, dead estimated at 100,000 - 150,000 Unknown, dead estimated at...


Construction of Gdynia seaport was started in 1921, but because of financial difficulties was conducted slowly and with interruptions. It was accelerated after the Sejm (Polish parliament) passed the Gdynia Seaport Construction Act on 23 September 1922. By 1923 a 550-metre pier, 175 metres of a wooden tide breaker, and a small harbour had been constructed. Ceremonial inauguration of Gdynia as a temporary military port and fishers' shelter took place on 23 April 1923, and the first major seagoing ship arrived on 13 August 1923. September 23 is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years). ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (114th in leap years). ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


To speed up the construction works, the Polish government in November 1924 signed a contract with the French-Polish Consortium for Gdynia Seaport Construction, which by the end of 1925 had built a small seven-metre-deep harbour, the south pier, part of the north pier, a railway, and had also ordered the trans-shipment equipment. The works were going more slowly than expected, however. They accelerated only after May 1926, because of an increase in Polish exports by sea, economic prosperity, the outbreak of the German–Polish trade war which reverted most Polish international trade to sea routes, and also thanks to the personal engagement of Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski, Polish Minister of Industry and Trade, also responsible for construction of Centralny Okręg Przemysłowy. Till the end of 1930 docks, piers, breakwaters and many auxiliary and industrial installations were constructed (such as depots, trans-shipment equipment, and a rice processing factory) or started (such as a large clod room). Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski (30 December 1888 - 22 August 1974), was a Polish politician and economist. ... Centralny OkrÄ™g PrzemysÅ‚owy (Polish for Central Industrial Region, abbreviated COP) was one of the biggest economic projects of the Second Polish Republic. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ...


Trans-shipments rose from 10,000 tons (1924) to 2,923,000 tons (1929). At this time Gdynia was the only transit and special seaport designed for coal exports. In the years 1931–1939 the Gdynia harbour was further extended to become a universal seaport. In 1938 Gdynia was the largest and most modern seaport on the Baltic Sea, as well as the tenth biggest in Europe. The trans-shipments rose to 8.7 million tons, which was 46% of Polish foreign trade. In 1938 the Gdynia shipyard started to build its first full-sea ship, the Olza.


Construction of the City

The city was constructed later than the seaport. In 1925 a special committee was inaugurated to build the city, in 1926 city expansion plans were designed, and city rights were granted, in 1927 tax privileges for investors granted. The city started to grow significantly after 1928 and the population grew rapidly to over 120,000 in 1939. Town privileges was an important feature of European towns during most of the 2nd millenium. ...


In 1930 the Baltic Institute in Toruń, institution designed to research the Polish heritage in Pomerania, opened its branch in Gdynia. Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... The Baltic Institute (Instytut BaÅ‚tycki) in GdaÅ„sk is a scientific society researching the topics of the Baltic Sea countries, maritime economic issues, and Polish-German and Polish-Scandinavian relations. ... ToruÅ„ (?· i; German: ; Kashubian: , see also other names) is a city in northern Poland, on the Vistula river. ...


Gdynia during World War II (1939–1945)

The city and seaport were occupied in September of 1939 and renamed to Gotenhafen after the Goths, an ancient Germanic tribe. Some 50,000 of the Polish citizens were expelled to the General Gouvernment and their homes were assigned to German settlers. The harbour was turned into a German naval base. The shipyard was extended in 1940 and turned into a branch of a Kiel shipyard (Deutsche Werke Kiel A.G.). It became a primary German naval base, and witnessed several air raids by the Allies from 1943 onwards, but suffered little damage. The seaport area was largely destroyed by withdrawing German troops in 1945 (90% of the buildings and equipment were destroyed) and the harbour entrance was blocked by the German battlecruiser Gneisenau. Combatants Poland Germany Soviet Union Slovakia Commanders Edward Rydz-ÅšmigÅ‚y Fedor von Bock (Army Group North) Gerd von Rundstedt (Army Group South) Mikhail Kovalov (Belorussian Front) Semyon Timoshenko (Ukrainian Front) Ferdinand ÄŒatloÅ¡ (Field Army Bernolak) Strength Poland: 39 divisions 16 brigades 4,300 guns 880 tanks 400 aircraft Total... Invasion of the Goths: a late 19th century painting by O. Fritsche, is a highly romanticized portrait of the Goths as cavalrymen. ... The General Government (in full General government for the occupied Polish areas, in German Generalgouvernement für die besetzten polnischen Gebiete) was the name given by Germany to the governing authority in Poland after its occupation by the Wehrmacht in September and October 1939. ... Small shipyard in Klaksvík (Faroe Islands), reparing fishing vessels Dockyards and shipyards are places which repair and build ships. ... Kiel ( ) is a city in northern Germany and the capital of the Bundesland Schleswig-Holstein. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... HMS Hood (left) and the battleship HMS Barham (right), in Malta, 1937. ... Gneisenau was a 31,100 ton Scharnhorst class battlecruiser of the German Kriegsmarine. ...


The city was also the location for the Nazi concentration camp Gotenhafen, a subcamp of the Stutthof concentration camp. National Socialism redirects here. ... It has been suggested that Internment be merged into this article or section. ... Stutthof (Sztutowo) was the first concentration camp built by the German Nazi regime outside of Germany, on September 2, 1939. ...


Gdynia after World War II

On March 28, 1945 Gdynia was captured by the Soviets and assigned to Polish Gdańsk Voivodeship. March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (88th in leap years). ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... The name GdaÅ„sk Voivodeship has been used twice to designate local governments in Poland. ...


In the Polish 1970 protests, worker demonstrations took place at Gdynia Shipyard. Workers were fired upon by the police. The fallen became symbolized by a fictitious worker Janek Wiśniewski, commemorated in a song by Mieczysław Cholewa, Pieśń o Janku z Gdyni. One of Gdynia's important streets is named after Janek Wiśniewski. The same person was portrayed by Andrzej Wajda in his movie Man of Iron as Mateusz Birkut. The archenemy of the character James Bond, who is known for his white persian cat, who is called Ernst Stavro Blofeld, comes from Gdynia. This evil character is parodied by Mike Myers, in the form of Dr Evil, in the Austin Powers movie series. Monument to fallen Shipyard Workers in GdaÅ„sk. ... Janek WiÅ›niewski is the fictional name given to a real person in the poem Ballad of Janek WiÅ›niewski. The name was invented by its author Krzysztofa DowgiaÅ‚Å‚o to symbolize the 18-yr young worker killed by the military police in the 1970 Gdynia Shipyard strikes. ... Andrzej Wajda, Warsaw (Poland), May 2006 Andrzej Wajda (born March 6, 1926) is a Polish film director, one of the most prominent members of the Polish Film School. ... Man of Iron (Polish: CzÅ‚owiek z żelaza) is a 1981 film directed by Andrzej Wajda about the Solidarity labor movements first success in getting the Polish government to recognize the workers right to an independent union. ... The James Bond 007 gun logo James Bond 007 is a fictional British agent[1] created in 1952 by writer Ian Fleming, who wrote several novels and short stories featuring the character. ... The Persian is one of the oldest breeds of cat. ... Blofeld redirects here. ... Michael Myers can refer to: The Rt Hon Sir Michael Myers was the sixth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Zealand. ... Dr. Evil, played by Mike Myers, is the chief villain of the Austin Powers series of films. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


Economy

Notable companies that have their headquarters in Gdynia:

  • Stocznia Gdynia, the largest Polish shipyard
  • PROKOM SA, the largest Polish I.T. company
  • Two banks, Gdynski Bank Komunalny and Nordea,
  • Some shipping lines.

PROKOM SA is the largest Polish I.T. company. ... Nordea Logo Nordea is a financial services group operating in Northern Europe, based in Stockholm. ...

Port of Gdynia

  • Official name:PORT OF GDYNIA AUTHORITY
  • Trans-shipments:
    • 1924 10,000 tons
    • 1929 2,923,000 tons
    • 1938 8,700,000 tons
    • 2002 9,365,200 tons
      • Containers 252,247 TEU (#2 on the Baltic Sea)
      • Passengers 364,202
See also: Ports of the Baltic Sea

Dar Pomorza - on the right (on the left: Stad Amsterdam and Dar Mlodziezy), Gdynia 2003 From Wikipedia-PL Author: User:Topory File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Dar Pomorza - on the right (on the left: Stad Amsterdam and Dar Mlodziezy), Gdynia 2003 From Wikipedia-PL Author: User:Topory File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race is a long-distance race for sailing ships. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Stad Amsterdam (literally: City Amsterdam) is a three-mast clipper that was built in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 2000 at the Damen Oranjewerf. ... Dar Młodzieży Dar Młodzieży Dar Młodzieży Dar Młodzieży is a Polish sailing-ship launched in 1982 in the Gdańsk shipyard, Poland. ... Dar Pomorza - on the right (on the left: Stad Amsterdam and Dar Mlodziezy). ... This table lists statistics (2002) (Gdańsk, Gdynia, Świnoujście, Szczecin, Helsinki and Tallinn 2004)( Klaipėda 2005) for the major ports of the Baltic Sea. ...

Education

Marina in Gdynia View from Kamienna Gora
Marina in Gdynia View from Kamienna Gora

There are currently 7 universities and institutions of higher education based in Gdynia. Many students from Gdynia attend also universities located in the Tricity. Marina in Gdynia - author: Rafal Konkolewski Summer 2004 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Marina in Gdynia - author: Rafal Konkolewski Summer 2004 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A small marina at Brixham, Devon, England. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... This is a list of universities in Poland. ...

  • State-owned:
    • Naval Academy of Gdynia - 8,162 students
    • Military Naval Academy of Gdynia - 1,452 students
    • Gdańsk University - departements of Biology, Geography and Oceanology, 1,987 students altogether
  • Privately owned:
    • University of Business and Administration - 1,418 students
    • University of International Relations - 86 students
    • Humanistic University of Pomerania - 38 students
    • Cardinal Wyszynski University a department - 219 students
    • Pomorska Wyższa Szkoła Humanistyczna
    • Wyższa Szkoła Administracji i Biznesu im. Eugeniusza Kwiatkowskiego
    • Wyższa Szkoła Komunikacji Społecznej
    • Wyższa Szkoła Międzynarodowych Stosunków Gospodarczych i Politycznych
See also: Education in Gdynia

// History Gdańsk University in Gdańsk was established in 1970 by the amalgamation of the Higher School of Economics in Sopot (existing since 1945) and Gdańsk College of Education (formed in 1946). ... Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski (30 December 1888 - 22 August 1974), was a Polish politician and economist. ...

Sports

There are many popular professional sports teams in Gdynia and Tricity area. Amateur sports are played by thousands of Gdynia’s citizens, as well as in schools and universities.


Sports in Gdynia

Arka Gdynia, Polish football club This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Arka Gdynia is a Polish football club based in Gdynia, Poland. ... Polish Football Association Football (soccer) is one of the most popular sports in Poland. ... Polish Cup The Polish Cup in football (official Polish title: Puchar Polski) is an annually held elimination tournament for Polish football clubs and is the second most important national title in Polish football after the 1st league (or Ekstraklasa) title. ... For the Smashing Pumpkins song, see 1979 (song). ... BaÅ‚tyk Gdynia is a Polish football club from Gdynia. ... Polish Football Association Football (soccer) is one of the most popular sports in Poland. ... Lotos VBW Clima Gdynia is a Polish women basketball team, based in Gdynia, playing in Sharp Torell Basket Liga. ... Torell Basket Liga (TBL), previously Sharp Torell Basket Liga (STBL) or Polish Women Basketball League (=Polska Liga Koszykówki Lobiet, PLKK) is the highest level league of women basketball in Poland 2004 Championship Playoffs for 1st place: Stary Browar AZS Poznań (2nd place) - Lotos VBW Clima Gdynia - (Polish Champion... Arka Gdynia is a Polish football club based in Gdynia, Poland. ...

Sports in Tricity

  • Prokom Trefl Sopot - men’s basketball team (Polish Champion 2004)
  • Lotos Gdańsk - cinder-track racing team (Polish Champion 2004)
  • Energa Gedania Gdańsk - women’s volleyball team (Seria A in season 2003/2004)
  • Nata AZS AWFiS Gdańsk - women’s handball team (Premier league in season 2003/2004)
  • DGT AZS AWFiS Gdańsk - men’s handball team (Premier league in season 2003/2004)
  • SMS Gdańsk - men’s handball team (1st league in season 2003/2004)
  • Stoczniowiec Gdańsk - men’s ice hockey team (Premier league in season 2003/2004)
  • Lechia Gdańsk - men’s football team (Polish Cup winner 1983, Polish Supercup winner 1983; 3rd league in 2004/2005 season)
  • AZS AWFiS Gdańsk - rugby team (1st league in season 2003/2004)

Prokom Trefl Sopot is a Polish basketball team, based in Sopot, playing in Era Basket Liga. ... Energa Gedania Gdańsk is a Polish womens volleyball team, based in Gdańsk, playing in Polish Seria A Womens Volleyball League. ... Nata AZS AWFiS Gdańsk is a Polish womens handball team, based in Gdańsk, playing in Polish Ekstraklasa Womens Handball League (Premiership League). ... Lechia Stadium Lechia Gdańsk is a Polish football club based in Gdańsk, Poland. ... Polish Football Association Football (soccer) is one of the most popular sports in Poland. ... Polish Cup The Polish Cup in football (official Polish title: Puchar Polski) is an annually held elimination tournament for Polish football clubs and is the second most important national title in Polish football after the 1st league (or Ekstraklasa) title. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Polish Super Cup in football (official Polish title: Superpuchar Polski) is an annually held match between the Polish Champion (Polish 1st league winner) and Polish Cup winner. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Politics

Gdynia/Słupsk constituency

Members of Parliament (Sejm) elected from Gdynia/Słupsk constituency The Sejm building in Warsaw. ...

Dorota Arciszewska-Mielewczyk is a Polish politican, representing of Platforma Obywatelska. ... Law and Justice (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość) (PiS) is a Polish central-right political party, established in 2001, by the Kaczyński brothers: Lech, the former justice minister and the current mayor of the capital, Warsaw, and Jarosław, who is the President of the party. ... Jerzy Budnik (born May 30, 1951 in Wejherowo) is a Polish politician. ... Citizens Platform (Platforma Obywatelska) is a Polish conservative- liberal political party, modelled after the two main American parties. ... Izabela Jaruga-Nowacka (born August 23, 1950 in GdaÅ„sk) is a Polish politician. ... Alliance of the Democratic Left ( Polish: Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej, SLD) is one of the main Polish social democratic political parties, established on April 15, 1999. ... The Polish Peasant Party (Polish: Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe) is a political party in Poland. ... Alliance of the Democratic Left ( Polish: Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej, SLD) is one of the main Polish social democratic political parties, established on April 15, 1999. ... Kazimierz Plocke (born May 03, 1958 in Domatowo) is a Polish politician. ... Citizens Platform (Platforma Obywatelska) is a Polish conservative- liberal political party, modelled after the two main American parties. ... Alliance of the Democratic Left ( Polish: Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej, SLD) is one of the main Polish social democratic political parties, established on April 15, 1999. ... Joanna Senyszyn (born February 01, 1949 in Gdynia) is a Polish politician. ... Alliance of the Democratic Left ( Polish: Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej, SLD) is one of the main Polish social democratic political parties, established on April 15, 1999. ... Alliance of the Democratic Left ( Polish: Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej, SLD) is one of the main Polish social democratic political parties, established on April 15, 1999. ... League of Polish Families (Liga Polskich Rodzin) is a right-wing and populist opposition party in the Polish Parliament. ... Jolanta SzczypiÅ„ska (born June 24, 1957 in SÅ‚upsk) is a Polish politician. ... Law and Justice (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość) (PiS) is a Polish central-right political party, established in 2001, by the KaczyÅ„ski brothers: Lech, the former justice minister and the current mayor of the capital, Warsaw, and JarosÅ‚aw, who is the President of the party. ... Alliance of the Democratic Left ( Polish: Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej, SLD) is one of the main Polish social democratic political parties, established on April 15, 1999. ... Donald Franciszek Tusk, born on 22 April 1957 in GdaÅ„sk, is a Polish politician, co-founder and now chairman of the moderately liberal Civic Platform (Platforma Obywatelska). ... Citizens Platform (Platforma Obywatelska) is a Polish conservative- liberal political party, modelled after the two main American parties. ... WiesÅ‚aw Walendziak (born 28 November 1962) is a former Polish politician, representing of Prawo i Sprawiedliwość. Categories: | | | ... Law and Justice (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość) (PiS) is a Polish central-right political party, established in 2001, by the KaczyÅ„ski brothers: Lech, the former justice minister and the current mayor of the capital, Warsaw, and JarosÅ‚aw, who is the President of the party. ... Self-Defense of the Polish Republic ( Polish: Samoobrona Rzeczypospolitiej Polskiej, SRP) is a political party and trade union in Poland. ...

Sights and tourist attractions

Gdynia is a relatively modern city and one will not find many historical buildings. The oldest building in Gdynia is 13th century St. Michael Archangel's Church in Oksywie. There is also a 17th century neo-Gothic manor house located in the Folwarczna Street in Orłowo. However, what most tourists look for Gdynia deals with its recent past. In the harbour there two museum ships are anchored, the ORP Blyskawica destroyer and the Dar Pomorza Tall Ship frigate. Gdynia is also famous for its numerous examples of early 20th century architecture, especially monumentalism and early functionalism. Recently reconstructed Świętojańska street and Kościuszki square are also worth mentioning. The surrounding hills and the coastline attract many nature lovers. Leisure pier and cliff-like coastline in Kępa Redłowska as well as the surrounding Reservation Park are also popular. 1.5 kilometres long promenade leads from the marina in the city centre to the beach in Redłowo. Most of Gdynia can be seen from Kamienna Góra (54 metres asl) or a newly built observation point near Chwaszczyno. You can also take hydrofoil or ship trip to Gdańsk Westerplatte, Hel or just see port. (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... Oksywie in early 20th century Oksywie (German: ) is a neighbourhood of the city of Gdynia. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Neo-gothic architecture is an American branch of the Gothic revival style that was imported from England in the 1830s. ... Ightham Mote For the London district, see Manor House, London. ... USS Wisconsin is one of three Iowa class battleships opened to the public as a museum, and one of two Iowa class battleships maintained in the US Mothball fleet. ... The ORP Błyskawica is a Polish destroyer, currently preserved as a museum ship in Gdynia. ... USS Lassen, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer In naval terminology, a destroyer is a fast and maneuverable yet long-endurance warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet or battle group and defend them against smaller, short-range attackers (originally torpedo boats, later submarines and aircraft). ... Dar Pomorza - on the right (on the left: Stad Amsterdam and Dar Mlodziezy). ... The USCGC Eagle. ... For the bird, see Frigatebird. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... Functionalism is a term with several senses: For functionalism in sociology, see Functionalism (sociology). ... A pier on Lake Mapourika in New Zealand illustrates the simplest form of pier Southend Pier in England is the longest pleasure pier in the world, at 1. ... A Promenade is a seaside walkway constructed so that people can enjoy walking near the sea without getting their clothes wet and dirty. ... A small marina at Brixham, Devon, England. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... The Jetfoil Toppi is a ferry which connects Yakushima, Tanegashima Island and Kagoshima port in Japan. ... Combatants Poland Germany Commanders Henryk Sucharski (nominal only), Franciszek DÄ…browski Strength 205 2,600 Casualties 14 killed, 53 wounded 300-400 killed and wounded (est. ... Hel (pronounce: [xÉ›l], Kashubian Hél, German Hela) is a town in Puck County, Pomeranian Voivodship, Poland, located on the tip of the Hel peninsula, some 33 kilometres from the Polish mainland. ...


City of Gdynia is also the host of the Heineken Open'er Festival, one of the biggest contemporary music festivals in Poland. The festival gathers many foreign hip-hop, rock and electronic music artists every year. The second important summer event in Gdynia is Viva Beach Party, which is a large two-day techno party made on Gdynia's Public Beach. Usually organized in August. The Opener Festival, commonly called Heineken Opener Festival in the name of its main sponsor, is a contemporary music festival held in Gdynia, Poland. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Rock is a form of popular music with a prominent vocal melody accompanied by electric guitars, a bass guitar, and drums. ... Electronic music is a term for music created using electronic devices. ... Techno is a form of electronic dance music that became prominent in Detroit, Michigan during the mid-1980s with influences from Chicago House, electro, New Wave, Funk and futuristic fiction themes that were prevalent and relative to modern culture during the end of the Cold War in industrial America at...


Modern division into neighbourhoods

Steam train "Costerina" Gdynia - Kościerzyna
Steam train "Costerina" Gdynia - Kościerzyna
  • Babie Doły
  • Chwarzno Wiczlino
  • Chylonia
  • Cisowa
  • Działki Leśne
  • Dąbrowa
  • Grabówek
  • Kamienna Góra
  • Karwiny
  • Leszczynki
  • Mały Kack
  • Obłuże
  • Oksywie
  • Orłowo
  • Pogórze
  • Port
  • Pustki Cisowskie-Demptowo
  • Redłowo
  • Śródmieście
  • Wielki Kack
  • Witomino Leśniczówka
  • Witomino Radiostacja
  • Wzgórze Św. Maksymiliana

ImageMetadata File history File links Retro_gdynia_koscierzyna. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Retro_gdynia_koscierzyna. ... Kościerzyna (Kashubian/Pomeranian: Kòscérzëna, former German: ) is a town in Kashubia in Gdańsk Pomerania region, northern Poland, with some 24,000 inhabitants. ... Dąbrowa is a Polish name for an oak forest. ... Kamienna Góra is a town in south-western Poland with 23,043 inhabitants (2001). ... Oksywie in early 20th century Oksywie (German: ) is a neighbourhood of the city of Gdynia. ... Seaport, a painting by Claude Lorrain, 1638 The Port of Wellington at night. ... Gdynia (IPA: , German: (until 1939 and after 1945) / Gotenhafen (1939-1945); Kashubian: ) is a city in the Pomeranian Voivodeship of Poland and an important seaport at Gdańsk Bay on the south coast of the Baltic Sea. ...

Population and area

Coastline in Gdynia Orlowo
Coastline in Gdynia Orlowo
Year Inhabitants Area
1870 1200
1920 1300
1926 12,000 6 km²
1939 127,000 66 km²
1945 70,000 66 km²
1960 150,200 73 km²
1970 191,500 75 km²
1975 221,100 134 km²
1980 236,400 134 km²
1990 251,500 136 km²
1994 252,000 136 km²
1995 251,400 136 km²
2000 255,420 135.49 km² (after GUS - Central Statistical Office in Warsaw)
2003 251,000 136 km²

Download high resolution version (1024x718, 142 KB)Cliff-like coastline in Kępa Redłowska (Gdynia Orłowo). ... Download high resolution version (1024x718, 142 KB)Cliff-like coastline in Kępa Redłowska (Gdynia Orłowo). ... Central Statistical Office of Poland (Główny UrzÄ…d Statystyczny, GUS) is the main government executive agency of Poland charged with the collection and publication of statistics related to the economy, population and society of the Poland, at both national and local levels. ...

See also

This table lists statistics (2002) (Gdańsk, Gdynia, Świnoujście, Szczecin, Helsinki and Tallinn 2004)( Klaipėda 2005) for the major ports of the Baltic Sea. ... Map of the Tricity area Tricity (also called Treble City, in Polish Trójmiasto) is the city area consisting of the three Polish district Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot. ... Škoda 14 Tr trolleybus in Vilnius A trolleybus (also known as electric bus, trolley bus, trolley coach, trackless trolley, trackless tram or simply trolley) is a bus powered by two overhead electric wires, from which it draws electricity using two trolley poles. ... The Jetfoil Toppi is a ferry which connects Yakushima, Tanegashima Island and Kagoshima port in Japan. ...

Further reading

  • (ed.) R. Wapiński, Dzieje Gdyni, Gdańsk 1980
  • (ed.). S. Gierszewski, Gdynia, Gdańsk 1968
  • Gdynia, in: Pomorze Gdańskie, nr 5, Gdańsk 1968
  • J. Borowik, Gdynia, port Rzeczypospolitej, Toruń 1934
  • B. Kasprowicz, Problemy ekonomiczne budowy i eksploatacji portu w Gdyni w latach 1920-1939, Zapiski Historyczne, nr 1-3/1956
  • M. Widernik, Główne problemy gospodarczo-społeczne miasta Gdyni w latach 1926-1939., Gdańsk 1970
  • (ed.) A. Bukowski, Gdynia. Sylwetki ludzi, oświata i nauka, literatura i kultura, Gdańsk 1979
  • Gminy województwa gdańskiego, Gdańsk 1995
  • H. Górnowicz, Z. Brocki, Nazwy miast Pomorza Gdańskiego, Wrocław 1978
  • Gerard Labuda (ed.), Historia Pomorza, vol. I-IV, Poznań 1969-2003
  • (ed.) W. Odyniec, Dzieje Pomorza Nadwiślańskiego od VII wieku do 1945 roku, Gdańsk 1978
  • L. Bądkowski, Pomorska myśl polityczna, Gdańsk 1990
  • L. Bądkowski, W. Samp, Poczet książąt Pomorza Gdańskiego, Gdańsk 1974
  • B. Śliwiński, Poczet książąt gdańskich, Gdańsk 1997
  • Józef Spors, Podziały administracyjne Pomorza Gdańskiego i Sławieńsko-Słupskiego od XII do początków XIV w, Słupsk 1983
  • M. Latoszek, Pomorze. Zagadnienia etniczno-regionalne, Gdańsk 1996
  • B. Bojarska, Eksterminacja inteligencji polskiej na Pomorzu Gdańskim (wrzesień-grudzień 1939), Poznań 1972
  • K. Ciechanowski, Ruch oporu na Pomorzu Gdańskim 1939-1945., Warszawa 1972

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Lublin Voivodeship Coat of Arms Potockis Palace in MiÄ™dzyrzec Podlaski Old chapel Krzna river Lublin Voivodeship (Polish: województwo lubelskie) is an administrative region, or voivodeship, of eastern Poland. ... Lubusz Voivodeship (Polish: województwo lubuskie) is an administrative region, or voivodeship, of western Poland. ... Łódź Voivodeship Coat of Arms of Łódź Voivodeship Flag of Łódź Voivodeship Łódź Voivodeship (1) (Polish: województwo łódzkie) is an administrative region of central Poland created January 1, 1999, out of the former Łódź (2), Sieradz, Piotrków Trybunalski, Skierniewice and part of PÅ‚ock voivodeships, pursuant to the... Geographical characteristics Area 35,579 km² Land km² Water km² Population Total (2003) 5,136,000 Density 144. ... Capital city Opole Area 9412. ... Podlachia Voivodeship or Podlasie Voivodeship (Polish: województwo podlaskie) is an administrative region, or voivodeship, in northeastern Poland. ... Pomerania Voivodeship (Polish: województwo pomorskie) is an administrative region or voivodeship in northern Poland within the historic region of Eastern Pomerania. ... Capital city Katowice Area 12,294 km² Population (2004)  - Density 4,830,000 392. ... Subcarpathia Voivodeship Subcarpathia Voivodeship (Polish: województwo podkarpackie) is an administrative region, or voivodeship, in southeastern Poland. ... ÅšwiÄ™tokrzyskie Voivodeship ÅšwiÄ™tokrzyskie Voivodeship (Polish: ) is an administrative region, or voivodeship, of central Poland. ... Warmia-Masurian Voivodship. ... Capital city Szczecin Area 22,896 km² Population (2004)  - Density 1,694,865 74/km² Powiats  - Urban counties  - Land counties 3 18 Communes 114 Administrative divisions: West Pomeranian Voivodeship (Polish: województwo zachodniopomorskie) is an administrative region or voivodeship in northwestern Poland. ... 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Szczecin (pronounce: ; German: ; Kashubian/Pomeranian: Sztetëno; Latin: Stetinum or Scecinum, also Sedinum) is the capital city of West Pomeranian Voivodship in Poland. ... Bydgoszcz ( ; German: ; Latin: Bydgostia) is a city in northern Poland, on the Brda and Vistula rivers, with a population of 369,151 (2004). ... For other uses, see Lublin (disambiguation). ... Panorama of Katowice at night Katowice (pronunciation: [] (Czech: Katovice, German: Kattowitz) is an important city of the historical region of Upper Silesia in southern Poland on the KÅ‚odnica and Rawa rivers. ... BiaÅ‚ystok (pronounced: , Belarusian: , Lithuanian: , Yiddish ביאַליסטאָק) is the largest city (pop. ... CzÄ™stochowa ( , German: ) is a city in south Poland on the Warta River with 248,894 inhabitants (2004). ... ToruÅ„ (?· i; German: ; Kashubian: , see also other names) is a city in northern Poland, on the Vistula river. ... Olsztyn ( ; German: ; Old Prussian: Alnāsteini) is a city in northeast Poland, on the Łyna river. ... Radom (pronounce: [radÉ”m]) is a city in central Poland with 227 309 inhabitants. ... Kielce ( ) is a city in central Poland with 202,609 inhabitants (2006). ... Rzeszów (pronounce: [ʒεʃuv]) is a city in south-eastern Poland with a population of 164 000 (2005), granted a town charter in 1354, the capital of the Subcarpathian Voivodship (since 1999), previously of Rzeszow Voivodship (1945-1998). ... Motto: none Voivodship Opole Municipal government Rada Miasta Opola Mayor Ryszard ZembaczyÅ„ski Area 96,2 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 128 800 250 000 1338/km² Founded City rights - 1217 Latitude Longitude 50°40 N 17°56 E Area code +48 77 Car plates OP Twin towns Alytus, Agii... Gorzów Wielkopolski (abbrev. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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