Nation of cities: Gdynia


Marina Gdynia at dawn

Gdynia is located in north-central Poland and it lies on the south coast of the Baltic Sea. What used to be a small fishing village until the 20th century is now a modern city with a thriving cultural life and hosts the annual Polish Film Festival, sometimes called the “Polish Cannes.”

Population: 246,000 (1.1 m people in the whole Tri-City conurbation)

Unemployment rate: 2.4%

Average salary: 5,045 zł / €1,215

Institutions of tertiary education: 5

Students in tertiary education: 11,458

 Concept of Gdynia Waterfront II by JEMS Architekci for Vastint Poland

 Bulwar Nadmorski, the most popular walking route in Gdynia

Wojciech Szczurek, Mayor of Gdynia:
“Nearly 90% of Gdynia’s citizens are satisfied with living in the city, which is an exceptional result on a national scale. The comfort and quality of life that Gdynia offers are really unique. Gdynia is part of a bigger agglomeration [and region] which houses 1 million people. We offer all the pleasures of living in a very big city, while staying a compact city that is extremely comfortable to live, walk, or spend vacations in.”

Polish Oceanic Lines Headquarters and the Pręczkowski Tenement House,
examples of modernism in Gdynia

 Concept of the new Central Park

Pomeranian Science and Technology Park

Concept of the Sea City Waterfront

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