🇵🇱 Gdynia is a city in northern Poland and a seaport on the Baltic Sea coast. With a population of 246,348, it is the 12th largest city in Poland and the second-largest in the Pomeranian Voivodeship. 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).
Historically and culturally part of Kashubia and Eastern Pomerania, Gdynia for centuries remained a small fishing village. By the 20th century it attracted visitors as a seaside resort town. In 1926 Gdynia was granted city rights, after which it enjoyed demographic and urban development, with a modernist cityscape. It became a major seaport city of Poland. The violent 1970 protests in and around Gdynia contributed to the rise of the Solidarity movement in nearby Gdańsk.
The port of Gdynia is a regular stopover on the cruising itinerary of luxury passenger ships and ferries travelling to Scandinavia. In 2013, Gdynia was ranked by readers of The News as Poland's best city to live in, and topped the national rankings in the category of "general quality of life".
Notable companies that have their headquarters or regional offices in Gdynia: • PROKOM SA – the largest Polish I.T. company • C. Hartwig Gdynia SA – one of the largest Polish freight forwarders • Sony Pictures – finance center • Thomson Reuters – business data provider • Vistal – bridge constructions, offshore and shipbuilding markets; partially located on old Stocznia Gdynia terrains • Nauta – ship repair yard; partially located on old Stocznia Gdynia terrains • Crist – shipbuilding, offshore constructions, steel structures, sea engineering, civil engineering; located on old Stocznia Gdynia terrains
Gdynia has a population of over 246,348 people. Gdynia also forms part of the wider Tricity metropolitan area which has a population of over 1,317,517 people.
Twin Towns – Sister Cities Gdynia is twinned with: 🇩🇰 Aalborg, Denmark; 🇧🇾 Baranavichy, Belarus; 🇺🇸 Brooklyn, New York, United States; 🇫🇷 Côte d'Opale, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Calais, Dunkerque, France; 🇨🇳 Haikou, China; 🇷🇺 Kaliningrad, Russia; 🇸🇪 Karlskrona, Sweden; 🇩🇪 Kiel, Germany; 🇱🇹 Klaipėda, Lithuania; 🇫🇮 Kotka, Finland; 🇳🇴 Kristiansand, Norway; 🇪🇪 Kunda, Estonia; 🇱🇻 Liepāja, Latvia; 🇬🇧 Plymouth, England, United Kingdom; 🇺🇸 Seattle, United States.