Brief information about the Gdańsk
Gdańsk Gdańsk (, additionally US:, Polish: [ɡdaj̃sk]; Kashubian: Gduńsk; German: Danzig [ˈdantsɪç] ) is a city on the southern shore of northern Poland. Having a population of 468,158, Gdańsk is the capital and biggest city of the Pomeranian Voivodeship and among the most notable cities within the geographical and cultural region of Kashubia.
It's also the middle of the area of the nation and Poland seaport. The city is located on the southern border of Gdańsk Bay on the Baltic Sea, in a conurbation with the city of Gdynia, the resort town of Sopot, and suburban communities; those form a metropolitan area called the Tricity (Trójmiasto), with a population approaching 1.
4 million. Gdańsk lies in the mouth of this Motława River, attached to the Leniwka, a branch in the delta of the neighboring Vistula River, which drains 60% of Poland and joins Gdańsk with the Polish capital, Warsaw. Together with the nearby port of Gdynia, Gdańsk is also a notable industrial center.
The city's background is complex, with periods of German, Prussian and Polish rule, and intervals of self-rule or autonomy as a city state. In the early-modern era, Gdańsk was a royal city of Poland. It was considered the wealthiest and Poland's biggest city .
In the late Middle Ages it was an important seaport and shipbuilding town and, at the 14th and 15th centuries, a part of the Hanseatic League. In the interwar period, thanks to its multi-ethnic make-up and background, Gdańsk put in a disputed region between Poland and Germany, which became known as the Polish Corridor.
The city's ambiguous political status was exploited, furthering tension between both countries, which would ultimately culminate at the Invasion of Poland along with also the first clash of the Second World War just outside the city limits, followed by the flight and expulsion of the vast majority of the preceding population in 1945.
Gdańsk is home to the University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk University of Technology, the National Museum, the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre, the Museum of the Second World War, the Polish Baltic Philharmonic along with the European Solidarity Centre. The city also hosts St.
Dominic's Fair, which date back to 1260, and is regarded as cultural events in Europe and one of the trade. Gdańsk has also topped positions for the quality of life, safety and living standards worldwide.