city in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship in north-central Poland

Bydgoszcz [ˈbɨdɡɔʂt͡ʂ] (About this soundlisten) (German: Bromberg, Latin: Bydgostia) is a city in the north of Poland, capital of Kujavia-Pomerania voivodship, on the Brda and Wisła rivers. As of 2020, 345 000 people live there.[1] Bydgoszcz is one of the biggest cities in Poland - placed the 8th position. The city was located in 1346 by the king of Poland Casimir III the Great. Patrons of the city are Saint Martin of Tours and Saint Nicholas.

Top: Opera Nova Middle: The Brda River and the town granaries Bottom: Statue of 'The Archeress', Jagiellońska Street.
Top: Opera Nova
Middle: The Brda River and the town granaries
Bottom: Statue of 'The Archeress', Jagiellońska Street.
Flag of Bydgoszcz
Coat of arms of Bydgoszcz
Coat of arms
Country Poland
VoivodeshipPOL województwo kujawsko-pomorskie flag.svg Kuyavian-Pomeranian
Countycity county
Establishedbefore 1238
Town rights1346
 • President (Mayor)Rafał Bruski (PO)
 • City Council ChairpersonRoman Jasiakiewicz (PO)
 • City174.57 km2 (67.40 sq mi)
60 m (200 ft)
 • City363,926
 • Density2,100/km2 (5,400/sq mi)
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
85-001 to 85-950
Area code(s)+48 52
Car platesCB

Is a big center od industry, trade, logistic and traffic cord. In the city is located the Ignacy Jan Paderewski International Airport. In Bydgoszcz is located a big military garrison and headquarters of most NATO institutions present in Poland.


Bydgoszcz belongs to the greenest cities in Poland, has more than 30 parks what are occupying more than 970 hectares. In the nort part of the city is located the biggest city park in Poland - Myślęcinek.

Bydgoszcz has many monuments, starting with the gothic cathedral and ending with the downtown with many Art Nouveau tenement houses. The unique monument is the oldest in Poland artificial waterway - Bydgoszcz Canal, which connects the Vistula and the Oder rivers.

The most visited place in Bydgoszcz is Old Town with the Mill Island. The most important monuments in this area are goticks churches include cathedral, fragments of city walls and granaries from the XVII century.

Bydgoszczy downtown was built almost completely between 1850 and 1914 and and is famous for Art Nouveau tenement houses. East part od the downtown was built on assumptions garden city movement. In this part is located the Music Distirct - with the Pomeranian Filharmonija, the Bydgoszcz Academy of Music and the Polish Theatre.

In Bydgoszcz is located many museums. The biggest is the Leon Wyczółkowski Regional Museum which has a wide collection including art, numismatics, archeology and souvenirs related to Bydgoszcz.  



  1. "Baza Demografia - Główny Urząd Statystyczny". Retrieved 2021-03-26.