Gdynia is a city and a seaport in northern Poland. Granted city rights in 1926, with a population of 243,918, (2021) it is the 12th-largest city in Poland. Together with Sopot and Gdańsk, Gdynia forms a metropolitan area of Tricity (about 1.5 million inhabitants).
The port of Gdynia is a stopover of luxury passenger ships and ferries travelling to Scandinavia. Gdynia’s modernist downtown is a historical monument of Poland since 2015. The city holds the annual Gdynia Film Festival.
In 2013, Gdynia was ranked as Poland’s best city to live in and topped the national rankings in the category of “general quality of life”. In 2021, the city entered the UNESCO Creative Cities Network and was named UNESCO City of Film. In the 2022 became a Child Friendly City of UNICEF Poland and got the Certificate of Polish Family Friendly City.