Nearly 35% taxpayers from Tricity are in the middle and high taxable income groups (average for Poland 10%). Approximately 12% of Tricity taxpayers are in highest taxable income group (Polish average 3%).
The total population of the 3 cities comprising Tricity (Gdańsk + Gdynia + Sopot):XII.1960: 481,100 inhabitants (286,900 + 150,200 + 44,000)
XII.1970: 604,800 inhabitants (365,600 + 191,500 + 47,700)
XII.1975: 693,800 inhabitants (421,000 + 221,100 + 51,700)
XII.1980: 744,400 inhabitants (456,700 + 236,400 + 51,300)
XII.2004: 754,960 inhabitants (460,524 + 253,650 + 40,785)
XII.2006: 748,126 inhabitants (456,658 + 251,844 + 39,624)
XII.2014: 746,963 inhabitants (461 489 + 247 820 + 37 654)
The Tricity metropolitan area also includes Wejherowo, Reda, Rumia, Pruszcz Gdański and several other communities. The total population in 2006 was 1,100,500, in an area of 1580.69 km².Largest urban areas of the European Union
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The Tricity continuous urban area includes following cities:
According to official EU publication the population of Larger Urban Zone of Tricity is 1 098 379.
The Tricity is an important center of education.Gdańsk: Number of universities: 13 (2010) Number of students: 52,436 (2009) Number of graduates: 10,439 (2001)
Gdynia: Number of universities: 7 (2010) Number of students: 21,362 (2010)
Some of universities:Academy of Physical Education in Gdańsk
Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk
Academy of Music in Gdańsk
Gdynia Maritime University
Polish Naval Academy in Gdynia
The Medical University of Gdańsk
University of Gdańsk
University of Technology in Gdańsk
Gdańsk School of Banking
Gdańsk Management College
Gdańsk Higher School of Humanities
Gdańsk Administration School
Social Economic Higher School in Gdańsk
The Higher School of Tourism and Hotel Industry in Gdańsk
Academy of International Economic and Political Relations in Gdynia
Kwiatkowski University of Business and Administration in Gdynia
Kwiatkowski University of Business and Administration in Gdynia - Wiki link
Pomeranian Higher School of Humanities in Gdynia
The Higher School of Physical Culture and Tourism in Sopot
Warsaw School of Social Psychology - The Branch Campus in Sopot
Cinemas:Gdańsk Film Centre (studio cinemas)
Danuta Baduszkowa Musical Theatre in Gdynia
Witold Gombrowicz Municipal Theatre in Gdynia
Atelier Theatre in Sopot
Miniatura Theatre in Gdańsk
Theatre Znak in Gdańsk
Scena Kameralna Teatru Wybrzeże
Summer Scene of Gdynia's Municipal Theatre
Scena Teatralna ŻAK
Theatrum Gedanense Foundation
Opera house and PhilharmonicForest Opera in Sopot
Frederic Chopin Polish Baltic Philharmonic (ENG, DE)
Polska Filharmonia Kameralna in Sopot
The Baltic Opera
Tricity has a temperate climate with warm summers and cold winters that can be very severe. Rain is possible all year round. Summer is the best time to visit when temperatures range from 70°F to 90°F (20°C to 30°C), but evenings can be cool enough to require a sweater. Winters are wet, cold and grey.
Tricity has a number of professional teams, which compete in basketball, volleyball, speedway, handball, rugby union and football.
The most known football clubs are Lechia Gdańsk and Arka Gdynia, both of which also possess highly successful rugby teams (RC Arka and RC Lechia. There is a third top-flight Polish rugby team Ogniwo Sopot, making the Tricity Poland's rugby capital. The third football club is Bałtyk Gdynia.
Wybrzeże Gdańsk are the Tricity's speedway team, formerly a multi-sports club, now its only other remaining section is the reactivated handball team, former 10 times men's Polish champions.
Asseco Gdynia and Trefl Sopot are the two men's professional basketball teams, while Lotos Gdynia are their female counterparts.
The Tricity has a well-developed public transport system.In addition, each city has its own. Here is described only the public part of the system.
Development of the Tricity was smoothed by the construction of the city train (SKM) 1951, binding the whole area from Tczew by Gdańsk, Sopot 1953, Gdynia 1956, Reda, Rumia to Wejherowo 1957.
The backbone of the Tricity is the inner highway. It starts in Gdańsk and goes through Sopot, Gdynia, Rumia and Reda to Wejherowo. It consists of 2-4 lanes in each direction.
In 1975 the dual carriageway Tricity Beltway (Obwodnica Trójmiejska) was constructed. It starts in the vicinity of Pruszcz Gdański and goes through the western districts of Gdańsk to Gdynia-Chylonia.
There is a plan to build a new line of Szybka Kolej Miejska to connect the Baltic Arena with Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport.
Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport is one of the three main international Polish airports. Its position is associated with a well-developed network of domestic and international transport connections provided in response to the growing demand for business and tourist travel.
The Gdańsk Airport is located a mere 10 km from the centre of Gdańsk, about the same distance from the centre of Sopot and 23 km from the centre of Gdynia. The continually expanding road system which connects the airport with the city centres allows drivers to cover the distances in about 15–20 minutes. The close vicinity of the Tri-city by-pass and junctions with state motorways nos. 1, 6 and 7 facilitates access from areas outside the Tri-city. The convenient location of the airport makes it easy for travellers and cargo carriers to transfer from air to road, and also to the railway network and seaports. Gdańsk Lech Walesa Airport has its own railway siding which can be used for handling large lots of cargo dispatched by air.
The efficient Gdańsk Airport operates even the biggest planes and allows thousands of tourists to visit the Pomerania province every day. Just in front of the main entrance to the passenger terminal the visitors can find a bus that will take them to the city centre. They may also chose to take a taxi that will take them wherever they want to go in the area of the Tri-City for a relatively small price.
There's also a plan of building a terminal in Gdynia. It's going to be completed in 2012 for UEFA Euro 2012.
Getting airport by busto/from Gdańsk Wrzeszcz - line 110
to/from Gdańsk - line 210
to/from Gdańsk Wrzeszcz/ Gdańsk Central Train Station - night line N3
to/from Gdynia Central Train Station - line 4A
Airplanes connections with GDN:Ålesund (WizzAir)
Barcelona Girona (WizzAir)
Cologne / Bonn (WizzAir)
Doncaster Sheffield (WizzAir)
East Midlands Airport (bmibaby)
Frankfurt (LOT, Lufthansa)
Frankfurt Hahn (Ryanair)
Glasgow Prestwick (WizzAir)
Hamburg Lubeck (WizzAir)
Leeds Bradford Airport (Ryanair)
London Gatwick Airport (EasyJet)
London Luton Airport (WizzAir)
London Stansted Airport (Ryanair)
Malmö Airport (WizzAir)
Oslo (Norwegian, SAS)
Oslo Torp (WizzAir)
Stockholm Skavsta Airport (WizzAir)
Ferryboats connections with Gdynia, Sopot, Gdańsk:Gdynia - Karlskrona - Gdynia (Stena Line)
Gdynia - Helsinki - Rostock - Gdynia (Finnlines)
Gdańsk - Nynashamn - Gdańsk (Polferries)
The variety and a number of connections make the travel around the Tri-City and surrounding areas very easy. One of the most popular means of transport in the Pomerania province is the public bus. There is a great number of bus lines and they cover every district of the three cities of the metropolis. In Gdynia, except normal buses, there are also Trolleybuses.
Gdańsk:Consul of the Kingdom of Denmark
General Consulate of China
General Consulate of Russia
General Consulate of the Republic of Belarus
General Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany
General Consulate of Ukraine
Honorary Consul of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Honorary Consul of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Latvia
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Lithuania
Honorary Consul of the United Mexican States
Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Honorary Consul of Peru
Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Spain
Gdynia:General Consulate of the Kingdom of Sweden
General Consulate of Romania
Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Finland
Honorary Consul of Italy
Honorary Consul of Azerbaijan
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Austria
Honorary Consul of Chile
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Cyprus
Honorary Consul of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Norway
Honorary Consul of France
Sopot:General Consulate of the Republic of Iceland
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Slovakia