Gdynia [gdɨɲa] (German Gdynia, Kashubian Gdiniô) is a port city in Poland to the Gdansk bay. It forms in the Pomeranian province with the largest city of Gdańsk (dt. Danzig) and the smaller Sopot (dt. Sopot) the economic region Tricity. As a settlement Gdina first documented in 1253, Gdynia was granted city right 1926th The most important port of the Second Polish Republic was in the 1930s, with more than 100,000 inhabitants to the big city. During the Second World War, the Gdynia called during that time Gdynia was as an important base for the German Navy considerably destroyed by British and US air strikes. Today Gdynia is around 250,000 inhabitants in twelfth place of Poland's largest cities. Gdynia is the headquarters of the Navy of the Republic of Poland and, with the Navy Academy (Akademia Marynarki Wojennej) and civil Maritime Academy (Akademia Morska) two nautical colleges. The largest company in the shipyard, founded in 1922 Gdynia AG (Stocznia Gdynia S.A.), the scene of the workers' uprising of the 1970th