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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Gdansk, Poland
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Gdansk (Polish: Gdańsk) is the sixth-most populous city in Poland, lying at the mouth of the Motlawa River, on the southern cost of the Baltic Sea.



Five interesting facts about Gdańsk:

  • 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 neighbouring Gdynia and Sopot, the city forms a large metropolitan area called the Tricity (Trójmiasto).

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The Old Town of Gdansk
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The Motlawa River, Gdansk
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The Motlawa River, Gdansk
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The Motlawa River, Gdansk
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Buildings reflected in the Motlawa River, Gdansk
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The Motlawa River, Gdansk
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The medieval port crane (built in 1442–1444), Gdansk
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"Eco Marina", Gdansk
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"Eco Marina", Gdansk
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Dlugi Targ street and the Main Town Hall (built in the 15th century) in the distance, Gdansk
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Neptune's Fountain statue (built in 1606–1633), Gdansk
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The Old Town of Gdansk
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The Old Town of Gdansk
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The Old Town of Gdansk
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The main railway station (built in 1896–1900), Gdansk
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New buildings, Gdansk
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East view of the Old Town of Gdansk


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