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Gdańsk (German: Danzig) is a ceety on the Baltic coast in northren Poland, at the centre o the kintray's fowert-lairgest metropolitan aurie.

The ceety lies on the soothren edge o Gdańsk Bay (o the Baltic Sea), in a conurbation wi the ceety o Gdynia, spa toun o Sopot, an suburban communities, which thegither form a metropolitan aurie cried the Tricity (Trójmiasto), wi a population o ower 800,000. Gdańsk itsel haes a population o 461.935 (Juin 2014), makin it the lairgest ceety in the Pomeranie region o Northren Poland.

Gdańsk is Poland's principal seaport as well as the caipital o the Pomerania Voivodeship. It is an aa historically the lairgest ceety o the Kashubian region. The ceety is close tae the umwhile late medieval/modren bundary atween Wast Slavic an Germanic lands an it haes a complex poleetical history wi periods o Pols rule, periods o German rule, an extensive sel-rule, wi twa spells as a free ceety. It haes been pairt o modren Poland syne 1945.

Gdańsk is situatit at the mouth o the Motława River, connectit tae the Leniwka, a branch in the delta o the nearbi Vistula River, whose waterway seestem supplies 60% o the aurie o Poland an connects Gdańsk tae the naitional caipital in Warsaw. This gives the ceety a unique advantage as the centre o Poland's sea trade. Thegither wi the nearbi port of Gdynia, Gdańsk is an' a' an important industrial centre. Historically an important seaport an shipbiggin centre, Gdańsk wis a member o the Hanseatic League.

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