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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland
  • POMORSKIE VOIVODSHIP – SHANGHAI’S TWIN REGION

  • 7 March 2016

    Pomorskie Voivodship (also known as Pomerania) is an administrative region situated in the northern part of the Poland, near the Baltic Sea. In 2014 the entire province had a population of over 2.3 million inhabitants with a total area of 18,000 km2. The largest urban center of the region is called: Tri-City, which is the metropolitan center, which consists of Gdańsk (capital of the province), Gdynia and Sopot.

    Pomerania is considered one of the most important tourist regions in Poland, attracting crowds of Polish and foreign tourists every year. The most important attractions of the region include the Old Town with the statue of Neptune and St. Mary's Church in Gdansk, the Sea Port in Gdynia, along with Ships-turned-museums: "Dar Pomorza" and "Lightning, and also the Teutonic Knights’ Castle in Malbork, Route of Gothic castles, Grodzisko and the 500-meter Pier in Sopot.

     

    Gdańsk, which is the capital of the Pomeranian province, has more than 1000 years of history and is considered one of the most important Polish cities in many respects. Historically, Gdańsk is the site of the Second World War. In Gdansk, in 1980 Solidarity was founded. In addition to Lech Walesa,  the famous Pomeranians are also Günter Grass (winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature), Jan Hevelius (prominent astronomer), Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz (Olympian), Leszek Możdżer (jazz musician) and Joseph Wybicki (author of the words of the hymn Polish).

     

    The pride of the Pomeranian province, as well as an important export product, also to China, is amber called "The Gold of the Baltic Sea." Pomeranian artists and designers of amber jewelery are highly appreciated abroad, and the annual fair of amber in Gdansk attracts thousands of visitors. Polish amber is also highly valued by the Chinese, and the exhibitions of Polish amber jewelry in China are enjoying great popularity.

     

    Pomerania is also one of the most important economic centers of Poland and in the whole Central and Eastern Europe. The position of the region is very attractive for potential investments due to logistical connections, in particular the port of Gdansk and Gdynia, as well as developed railway and road networks. Economy of the Pomeranian province produces an average of 5.7 percent of Poand’s GDP and the export value of Pomeranian companies on average reaches over 12% of the sold production.

     

    For detailed tourist information about Pomorskie Voivodship please refer to: http://pomorskie.travel/

    Phot. Pomorskie Voivodeship
    Phot. Pomorskie Voivodeship
    Phot. Office of hte Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship
    Phot. Office of hte Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship

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