Władysławowo

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Władysławowo
Harbour on Baltic Sea
Harbour on Baltic Sea
Flag of Władysławowo
Flag
Coat of arms of Władysławowo
Coat of arms
Władysławowo is located in Poland
Władysławowo
Władysławowo
Coordinates: 54°50′2″N 18°18′56″E / 54.83389°N 18.31556°E / 54.83389; 18.31556
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Pomeranian
County Puck
Gmina Władysławowo (urban gmina)
Established twelfth century
Town rights 1963
Government
 • Mayor Grażyna Cern
Area
 • Total 38.41 km2 (14.83 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 15,015
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84-120
Area code(s) +48 58
Car plates GPU
Website http://www.wladyslawowo.pl

Władysławowo [vwadɨswaˈvɔvɔ] (Kashubian/Pomeranian: Wiôlgô Wies, German: Großendorf) is a town on the south coast of the Baltic Sea in the Kashubia in Eastern Pomerania Pomerania region, northern Poland, with 15,015 (2009) inhabitants.

Overview[edit]

Situated in the Puck County in Pomeranian Voivodeship since 1999, previously in Gdańsk Voivodeship (1975–1998), Władysławowo is a sea port and a popular seaside holiday destination.

The gmina (urban municipality) of Władysławowo consists of several districts, including Władysławowo proper, Chałupy (to the east, on the Hel peninsula), Chłapowo, Cetniewo, Rozewie, Jastrzębia Góra, Ostrowo, Karwia and Tupadły. Several of these districts serve as popular seaside resorts.

Poland's northern extremity is situated in Jastrzębia Góra, marked by the Gwiazda Północy ("Northern Star") monument, which stands on a cliff overlooking the beach that is the actual most northerly point. The nearby headland of Rozewie was formerly believed to be the country's most northerly point, prior to measurements carried out in December 2000.[1]

In 1634 engineer Fryderyk Getkant designed a fort called Władysławowo located on the Hel Peninsula, several km east of today's town of Władysławowo.

Władysławowo and Władysławowo Port are PKP railway stations in the town.

Population[edit]

  • 1960: 3,900 inhabitants
  • 1970: 7,900 inhabitants
  • 1975: 9,200 inhabitants
  • 1980: 10,600 inhabitants
  • 2009: 15,000 inhabitants

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Coordinates: 54°48′N 18°24′E / 54.800°N 18.400°E / 54.800; 18.400