Pruszcz Gdański

Pruszcz Gdański (pronounced [pruʂtʂ ˈɡdaj̃skʲi]; former Polish: Pruszcz; German: Praust)[1] is a town in Pomerania, northern Poland with 26,834 inhabitants (2010). Pruszcz Gdański is an industrial town neighbouring Gdańsk, part of the Tricity agglomeration. The Tricity Bypass begins in Pruszcz Gdański.

Pruszcz Gdański
Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church
Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church
Flag of Pruszcz Gdański
Coat of arms of Pruszcz Gdański
Pruszcz Gdański is located in Poland
Pruszcz Gdański
Pruszcz Gdański
Coordinates: 54°16′N 18°38′E / 54.267°N 18.633°E / 54.267; 18.633Coordinates: 54°16′N 18°38′E / 54.267°N 18.633°E / 54.267; 18.633
Country Poland
Voivodeship Pomeranian
CountyGdańsk
GminaPruszcz Gdański (urban gmina)
Established14th century
Town rights1941
Government
 • MayorJanusz Wróbel
Area
 • Total16.47 km2 (6.36 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)
 • Total31,822
 • Density1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
83-000
Area code(s)+48 58
Car platesGDA
Websitewww.pruszcz-gdanski.pl

The capital of Gdańsk County in the Pomeranian Voivodeship since 1999, previously in the Gdańsk Voivodeship from 1975 to 1998. The town is served by a railway station.

HistoryEdit

 
Baroque rectory, now a public library

The town was first mentioned as 'Prust'. The Polish government of the region employed the name Pruszcz until the town became part of Prussia as the result of the Partitions of Poland. For a couple of centuries Pruszcz was often visited by Polish kings, during their travels to nearby Gdańsk.

Between 1871 and 1920 Pruszcz as Praust was part of Germany. Unlike most of Eastern Pomerania, the town did not return to Poland after regaining independence, but was included in the short-lived Free City of Danzig by the Treaty of Versailles. During World War II, Pruszcz was the location of Nazi Germany's Praust concentration camp, a female subcamp of the Stutthof concentration camp. After the region was finally reintegrated with Poland in 1945, the local German population was expelled. As early as 30 March 1945, the Polish Post Office began its work as the first post-war Polish institution in the town. In post-war Poland the adjective Gdański was added to the town's name, after the nearby city of Gdańsk, to distinguish the town from other Polish settlements of the same name.

 
The sugar plant in Pruszcz Gdański

EducationEdit

Schools:

Preschools:

  • Przedszkole Publiczne nr 3
  • Niepubliczne Przedszkole im. Janusza Korczaka
  • Niepubliczne Przedszkole „Promyczek”
  • Oddziały Przedszkolne Szkoły Podstawowej nr 2 „Dwójeczka”
  • Niepubliczne Przedszkole „Jedyneczka”
  • Niepubliczne przedszkole „Czwóreczka”

PopulationEdit

 
County office
  • 1960: 7,800 inhabitants
  • 1970: 13,100 inhabitants
  • 1975: 16,200 inhabitants
  • 1980: 18,500 inhabitants
  • 1990: 21,100 inhabitants
  • 1995: 21,200 inhabitants
  • 2000: 22,200 inhabitants
  • 2014: 28,001 inhabitants
  • 2015: 28,000 inhabitants

SportsEdit

The clubs local football club is Czarni Pruszcz Gdański.

Notable peopleEdit

  • Edward Jurkiewicz (born 1948 in Pruszcz Gdański) a Polish former professional basketball player, competed in the 1968 Summer Olympics
  • Mateusz Bąk (born 1983 in Pruszcz Gdański) a Polish footballer who currently played for Lechia Gdańsk as a goalkeeper.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Former Territory of Germany" (in German). 2017-11-28.

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