Gdynia

/geuh din"ee euh, -yeuh/; Pol. /gdi"nyah/, n.
a seaport in N Poland, on the Gulf of Danzig. 211,900.

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Poland
      city, Pomorskie województwo (province), north-central Poland. It lies along the Gulf of Gdańsk, just northwest of Gdańsk city.

      First mentioned in 1253, Gdynia began as a fishing settlement. Major growth came only after World War I, when Gdynia was returned from Germany to Poland by the Treaty of Versailles. When the German-controlled legislative assembly in Gdańsk barred Poland's use of that port's facilities, Poland chose Gdynia as the site for its new port. From 1924 to 1939 Gdynia was the major Baltic port, surpassing Gdańsk and Szczecin. The Nazis destroyed the town and harbour during World War II, but Gdynia was quickly rebuilt after the war. It is the site of the “Paris Commune” shipyard, one of Europe's most modern. Gdynia is part of the Trójmiasto (“Three-City”) urban area, with Gdańsk and Sopot, and is the main passenger port for the three cities. It is a manufacturing centre and the home port of the Polish navy. Its chief exports are lumber, coal, and sugar, while iron ore and food products are the main imports. The city contains a naval museum and several maritime schools. Pop. (2002) 253,458.

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