10 Interesting Facts About Gdynia

Gdynia Facts


Facts About Gdynia

  • In 2008, Gdynia made it onto the Monopoly Here and Now World Edition board after being voted by fans through the Internet.
  • There are currently 8 universities and institutions of higher education based in Gdynia.
  • In the summer of 2014, Gdynia hosted Red Bull Air Race World Championship.
  • Ernst Stavro Blofeld (born 28 May 1908 in Gdingen) a fictional character and villain from the James Bond series of novels and films, created by Ian Fleming
  • Gdynia hosts the Gdynia Film Festival, the main Polish film festival.
  • Gdynia is a city in northern Poland. Located on Gdańsk Bay on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea, it is a major seaport and the second-largest city in Pomeranian Voivodeship after Gdańsk.
  • In 1926 Gdynia was granted city rights, after which it enjoyed a rapid demographic and architectural development.
  • The Population of Gdynia is 244,458.
  • Gdynia is twinned with: Aalborg, Denmark; Baranovichi, Belarus; Brooklyn, United States; Côte d’Opale, France; Haikou, China; Kaliningrad, Russia; Karlskrona, Sweden; Kiel, Germany; Klaipėda, Lithuania; Kotka, Finland; Kristiansand, Norway; Busan, South Korea; Kunda, Estonia; Liepāja, Latvia; Plymouth, United Kingdom; Seattle, United States & Zhuhai, China.
  • On December 4, 1999, a storm destroyed a huge crane in a shipyard, which was able to lift 900 tons.

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