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Tricity
Location of Tricity
Voivodship Pomeranian
Municipal government '
Mayor
Area 414,81 km²
Population
 - city
 - urban
 - density

751 837 (2006)
1 041 066
1812/km²
Founded
City rights
Latitude
Longitude
54° 26' N
18° 33' E
Area code +48 058
Car plates GA, GD, GSP
Twin towns
Municipal Website
Map of the Tricity area
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. They are situated very close to each other on the coast of the Gdańsk Bay on the Baltic Sea, in Eastern Pomerania (Pomeranian Voivodship), northern Poland. The Tricity metropolitan area has a population of over 1 million people. Gdynia on a map of Poland File links The following pages link to this file: Gdynia Sopot Categories: GFDL images ... A Voivodship (also voivodeship, Romanian: voievodat, Polish: województwo, Serbian: vojvodstvo or vojvodina) was a feudal state in medieval Romania, Hungary, Poland, Russia and Serbia (see Vojvodina), ruled by a Voivod (voivode). ... Pomeranian Voivodship, also Pomorze Voivodship (Polish: województwo pomorskie) is an administrative region or voivodship in northern Poland within the historic region of Eastern Pomorze. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... World map of the population density in 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... // Introduction to this topic - includes background information for people living outside Poland Common to many countries - in fact there is a growing tendency to do so since the UK also began regionalising plates in 2002 - Poland has the region of registration of the vehicle encoded in the number plate. ... This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ... Image File history File links The map is free to use with adnotation that it comes from portal www. ... Image File history File links The map is free to use with adnotation that it comes from portal www. ... GdaÅ„sk (Polish pronunciation: (?); German: ; Kashubian: GduÅ„sk; Latin: Gedania; older English Dantzig also other languages) is the sixth-largest city in Poland, and also its principal seaport and the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodship. ... Gdynia (pronounce: :gdiɲia; German: (until 1939 and after 1945) / Gotenhafen (1939-1945); Kashubian/Pomeranian: Gdiniô) is a city in the Pomeranian Voivodship of Poland and an important seaport at GdaÅ„sk Bay on the south coast of the Baltic Sea. ... Motto: none Voivodship Pomeranian Municipal government Rada Miasta Sopot Mayor Jacek Karnowski Area 17,31 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 41 430 1 035 000 (Tricity) 2393/km² Founded City rights 7th century 1902 Latitude Longitude 54°26 N 18°33 E Area code +48 58 Car plates GSP Twin... 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... Map of the Baltic Sea. ... 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. ... Historic Pomerania (outlined in yellow) on the background of modern country borders. ... Pomeranian Voivodship, also Pomorze Voivodship (Polish: województwo pomorskie) is an administrative region or voivodship in northern Poland within the historic region of Eastern Pomorze. ...

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Welfare

Tricity belongs to the agglomerations in Poland with the highest number of rich taxpayers. Nearly 35% belongs to the middle and high taxable income groups (average for Poland 10%). Accordingly 11.39% of taxpayers belong to highest taxable income group in Gdańsk, 11.08% in Gdynia and 13.40% in Sopot (Polish average 3%).


Population

The total population of the 3 cities comprising Tricity (Gdańsk + Gdynia + Sopot):

  • 1960: 481,100 inhabitants (286,900 + 150,200 + 44,000)
  • 1970: 604,800 inhabitants (365,600 + 191,500 + 47,700)
  • 1975: 693,800 inhabitants (421,000 + 221,100 + 51,700)
  • 1980: 744,400 inhabitants (456,700 + 236,400 + 51,300)
  • 2004: 754,960 inhabitants (460,524 + 253,650 + 40,785)

The Tricity metropolitan area also includes Wejherowo, Reda, Rumia, Tczew, Pruszcz Gdański and several other communities. The total population in 2004 was 1,041,066, in an area of 1332.5 km². (Compare: in 2001 1,035,000, so the annual increase was 0.20%). Coat of arms of Wejherowo Flag of Wejherowo Wejherowo (Polish: formerly Wejherowo, Kashubian/Pomeranian: Wejrowò, German: Neustadt in Westpreußen), is a city in Eastern Pomerania, northern Poland, with 46,900 inhabitants (2005). ... Coat of Arms of Reda Reda (Kashubian/Pomeranian: Réda, (German: Rheda) is a town on the Reda river in Kashubia or Eastern Pomerania region, north-western Poland with some 17,000 inhabitants. ... Rumia (pronounce: [rumÈ‹a], Kashubian/Pomeranian: Rëmiô, German Rahmel) is a town, located in Eastern Pomerania region, north-western Poland, with some 43,000 inhabitants. ... Tczew (Kashubian: Derszowo; German Dirschau) is a town on the river Vistula in Eastern Pomerania region, in northern Poland with 60,000 inhabitants (2002). ... Pruszcz GdaÅ„ski (Kashubian/Pomeranian: Pruszcz GduÅ„sczi, German: Praust) is a town in Eastern Pomerania, northwestern Poland with some 21,200 inhabitants (1995). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Tricity continuous urban area includes following neighbouring cities: This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

city area
1996
km²
area
1999-2003
km²
1996 1999 2003
Gdańsk 262.03 262.03 462,336 457,937 461,011
Gdynia 135.49 135.49 251,932 255,014 253,500
Sopot 17.31 17.31 43,360 42,333 41,017
Pruszcz Gdański 16.47 16.47 21,470 21,757 23,187
Reda 26.39 29.45 15,422 17,510 17,868
Wejherowo 25.65 25.65 47,357 47,038 46,900
Total 513.42 516.48 882,871 884,080 885,240

(average growth 1996-2003 0.05%) Image File history File links Download high resolution version (800x1067, 183 KB) Neptun fountain, Gdansk, Poland 2004, author Rafal Konkolewski File links The following pages link to this file: Tricity User:Rafikk ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (800x1067, 183 KB) Neptun fountain, Gdansk, Poland 2004, author Rafal Konkolewski File links The following pages link to this file: Tricity User:Rafikk ... GdaÅ„sk (Polish pronunciation: (?); German: ; Kashubian: GduÅ„sk; Latin: Gedania; older English Dantzig also other languages) is the sixth-largest city in Poland, and also its principal seaport and the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodship. ... Wooden Pier - Sopot, Poland August 2004, author Rafal Konkolewski File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Wooden Pier - Sopot, Poland August 2004, author Rafal Konkolewski File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Motto: none Voivodship Pomeranian Municipal government Rada Miasta Sopot Mayor Jacek Karnowski Area 17,31 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 41 430 1 035 000 (Tricity) 2393/km² Founded City rights 7th century 1902 Latitude Longitude 54°26 N 18°33 E Area code +48 58 Car plates GSP Twin... 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. ... Gdynia (pronounce: :gdiɲia; German: (until 1939 and after 1945) / Gotenhafen (1939-1945); Kashubian/Pomeranian: Gdiniô) is a city in the Pomeranian Voivodship of Poland and an important seaport at GdaÅ„sk Bay on the south coast of the Baltic Sea. ...

This is a list of all the urban areas of the European Union which have more than 750,000 inhabitants in 2005. ...

Education

The Tricity is an important center of education.

  • Gdańsk: Number of universities: 14 (2001) Number of students: 60,436 (2001) Number of graduates: 10,439 (2001)
  • Gdynia: Number of universities: 7 (2003) Number of students: 13,362

Gdańsk (Polish pronunciation: (?); German: ; Kashubian: Gduńsk; Latin: Gedania; older English Dantzig also other languages) is the sixth-largest city in Poland, and also its principal seaport and the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodship. ... Gdynia (pronounce: :gdiɲia; German: (until 1939 and after 1945) / Gotenhafen (1939-1945); Kashubian/Pomeranian: Gdiniô) is a city in the Pomeranian Voivodship of Poland and an important seaport at Gdańsk Bay on the south coast of the Baltic Sea. ...

Transport

Tricity has a well-developed transport system. In addition, each city has its own transport system. Here is described only the common part of the system.


Development of the Tricity was smoothed by the construction of the city train (SKM) 1951, binding the whole area from Tczew by Gdańsk, Sopot 1953, Gdynia 1956, Reda, Rumia to Wejherowo 1957. Szybka Kolej Miejska (SKM; Polish: Urban Fast Train) is a transportation service that originally functioned in Polands Tricity area (GdaÅ„sk, Sopot and Gdynia). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Tczew (Kashubian: Derszowo; German Dirschau) is a town on the river Vistula in Eastern Pomerania region, in northern Poland with 60,000 inhabitants (2002). ... GdaÅ„sk (Polish pronunciation: (?); German: ; Kashubian: GduÅ„sk; Latin: Gedania; older English Dantzig also other languages) is the sixth-largest city in Poland, and also its principal seaport and the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodship. ... Motto: none Voivodship Pomeranian Municipal government Rada Miasta Sopot Mayor Jacek Karnowski Area 17,31 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 41 430 1 035 000 (Tricity) 2393/km² Founded City rights 7th century 1902 Latitude Longitude 54°26 N 18°33 E Area code +48 58 Car plates GSP Twin... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... Gdynia (pronounce: :gdiɲia; German: (until 1939 and after 1945) / Gotenhafen (1939-1945); Kashubian/Pomeranian: Gdiniô) is a city in the Pomeranian Voivodship of Poland and an important seaport at GdaÅ„sk Bay on the south coast of the Baltic Sea. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Coat of Arms of Reda Reda (Kashubian/Pomeranian: Réda, (German: Rheda) is a town on the Reda river in Kashubia or Eastern Pomerania region, north-western Poland with some 17,000 inhabitants. ... Rumia (pronounce: [rumÈ‹a], Kashubian/Pomeranian: Rëmiô, German Rahmel) is a town, located in Eastern Pomerania region, north-western Poland, with some 43,000 inhabitants. ... Coat of arms of Wejherowo Flag of Wejherowo Wejherowo (Polish: formerly Wejherowo, Kashubian/Pomeranian: Wejrowò, German: Neustadt in Westpreußen), is a city in Eastern Pomerania, northern Poland, with 46,900 inhabitants (2005). ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The backbone of the Tricity is the Inner Highway. It starts in Gdańsk and goes through Sopot, Gdynia, Rumia and Reda to Wejherowo. It consists from 2-4 lanes in each direction. Despite the fact that the traffic is stopped on the lights, it remains the main traffic route in the agglomeration. Highway in Pennsylvania, USA A highway is a major road designed for automobile travel that connects cities, places, other highways, or other significant points of interest. ... GdaÅ„sk (Polish pronunciation: (?); German: ; Kashubian: GduÅ„sk; Latin: Gedania; older English Dantzig also other languages) is the sixth-largest city in Poland, and also its principal seaport and the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodship. ... Motto: none Voivodship Pomeranian Municipal government Rada Miasta Sopot Mayor Jacek Karnowski Area 17,31 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 41 430 1 035 000 (Tricity) 2393/km² Founded City rights 7th century 1902 Latitude Longitude 54°26 N 18°33 E Area code +48 58 Car plates GSP Twin... Gdynia (pronounce: :gdiɲia; German: (until 1939 and after 1945) / Gotenhafen (1939-1945); Kashubian/Pomeranian: Gdiniô) is a city in the Pomeranian Voivodship of Poland and an important seaport at GdaÅ„sk Bay on the south coast of the Baltic Sea. ... Rumia (pronounce: [rumÈ‹a], Kashubian/Pomeranian: Rëmiô, German Rahmel) is a town, located in Eastern Pomerania region, north-western Poland, with some 43,000 inhabitants. ... Coat of Arms of Reda Reda (Kashubian/Pomeranian: Réda, (German: Rheda) is a town on the Reda river in Kashubia or Eastern Pomerania region, north-western Poland with some 17,000 inhabitants. ... Coat of arms of Wejherowo Flag of Wejherowo Wejherowo (Polish: formerly Wejherowo, Kashubian/Pomeranian: Wejrowò, German: Neustadt in Westpreußen), is a city in Eastern Pomerania, northern Poland, with 46,900 inhabitants (2005). ...


In 1975 the Circle Highway was constructed. It starts in Pruszcz Gdański and goes through Gdańsk to Gdynia-Chylonia. The Circle has 2 (and in parts 3) lanes in each direction. Recently the highway was upgraded to the standard of the non-collision highway. The extension of the Circle is planned in the northern part, since it is obvious that the existing highway to Wejherowo will be overcrowded by 2005. Highway in Pennsylvania, USA A highway is a major road designed for automobile travel that connects cities, places, other highways, or other significant points of interest. ... Pruszcz Gdański (see also Cities alternative names) is a city in Eastern Pomerania, north-western Poland with some 21,200 inhabitants (1995). ... GdaÅ„sk (Polish pronunciation: (?); German: ; Kashubian: GduÅ„sk; Latin: Gedania; older English Dantzig also other languages) is the sixth-largest city in Poland, and also its principal seaport and the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodship. ... Gdynia (pronounce: :gdiɲia; German: (until 1939 and after 1945) / Gotenhafen (1939-1945); Kashubian/Pomeranian: Gdiniô) is a city in the Pomeranian Voivodship of Poland and an important seaport at GdaÅ„sk Bay on the south coast of the Baltic Sea. ... Coat of arms of Wejherowo Flag of Wejherowo Wejherowo (Polish: formerly Wejherowo, Kashubian/Pomeranian: Wejrowò, German: Neustadt in Westpreußen), is a city in Eastern Pomerania, northern Poland, with 46,900 inhabitants (2005). ...


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