Gdańsk is the sixth-largest city in Poland, its principal seaport, and the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodship.

The city lies on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea, in a conurbation with the spa town of Sopot, the city of Gdynia and suburban communities, which together form a metropolitan area called the greater Gdańsk or the Tricity (Trójmiasto) with a population of over a million people. Gdańsk is, with a population of 460,524 (mid 2004), the largest city in the historical province of Eastern Pomerania. North lies the Kashubian Tricity: Rumia, Reda and Weijerowo.

Gdańsk is situated at the mouth of the Motlawa river, connected to the Leniwka, a branch in the delta of the Vistula, whose waterway system connects 60% of the area of Poland, giving the city a unique advantage as the center of Poland's sea trade.

Historically an important seaport since mediaeval times and subsequently a principal ship-building centre, Gdańsk was a member of the Hanseatic league. Today the city remains an important industrial centre, together with the nearby port of Gdynia, and is world famous as the birthplace of the Solidarity movement which, under the leadership of Lech Walesa, played a major role in bringing an end to Communist rule in the Eastern Block.

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Some Links about Gdansk:
- The Website of Gdańsk Town Hall
- Together in Gdańsk Again - Comprehensive information about Gdańsk online
- Airport Gdańsk-Rębiechowo
- Tricity Regional Portal
- Gdańsk University
- Gdańsk Companies
- Gdańsk Life
- Gdańsk Jewish community
- Free photos of Gdansk






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