Gdansk (Polish: Gdańsk) is the 6th most populous city of Poland located at the mouth of the Motlawa River on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea.
Five interesting facts about Gdansk:
- The complex, combining a castle-town, city, and port, began to take shape in the 10th century.
- The first written record of the city’s name dates back to 999.
- In 1263, it was granted city rights by Pomerelian duke, Swantopolk II (1195–1266).
- Parts of the Old Town, which had suffered large-scale destruction during the Second World War, were rebuilt during the 1950s and 1960s.
- Together with neighboring Gdynia and Sopot, it forms a large metropolitan area called the Tricity (Trójmiasto).
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Official website: Gdańsk