Town Hall in Władysławowo
|First formal settlement||12th Century|
|Broke ground||March 1936|
|Official inauguration||3 May 1938|
|Town rights||30 June 1963|
|• Mayor||Roman Kużel|
|• Total||38.41 km2 (14.83 sq mi)|
|• Density||390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Area code(s)||+48 58|
Władysławowo [vwadɨswaˈvɔvɔ] (Kashubian/Pomeranian: Wiôlgô Wies, German: Großendorf) is a town on the south coast of the Baltic Sea in Kashubia in the Pomerelia region, northern Poland, with 15,015 (2009) inhabitants.
It was successfully built as a new town as a Polish fishing port in 1930s during the Polish Second Republic, with fishing a key part of the Polish economy at the time. Construction began in March 1936, and the new town was officially inaugurated on the 3 May 1938.
After growing and incorporating several of the surrounding villages and settlements into its boundaries since then the town officially received town rights on 30 June 1963. It continued to expand through with several more villages becoming its neighbourhoods.
Currently Władysławowo is a sea port and a popular seaside holiday destination.
The gmina (urban-rural municipality) of Władysławowo consists of the town Władysławowo (with a district Cetniewo) and seven villages: Chałupy (to the east, on the Hel peninsula), Rozewie, Jastrzębia Góra, Ostrowo, Karwia and Tupadły. Several of these places 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 Cape Rozewie was formerly believed to be the country's most northerly point, prior to measurements carried out in December 2000.
- 1960: 3,900 inhabitants
- 1970: 7,900 inhabitants
- 1975: 9,200 inhabitants
- 1980: 10,600 inhabitants
- 2009: 15,000 inhabitants
- Hermann Keidanski (1865–1938) a German-Jewish chess master
- Nocne Szczury (literally: Night Rats) a Polish punk rock band formed in 1980
- Dariusz Kaliński (24 February 2021), Władysławowo. Zapomniany sukces przedwojennej Polski (in Polish), onet.pl & WielkaHistoria.pl
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