21 Dec, 2013 | From Grzegorz of Poland
Bydgoszcz is a city located in northern Poland, on the Brda and Vistula rivers. With a city population of 363,926 (March 2011), and an urban agglomeration with more than 470,000 inhabitants, Bydgoszcz is the 8th-largest city in Poland. It has been the seat of Bydgoszcz County and the co-capital, with Toruń, of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship since 1999. Prior to this, between 1947 and 1998, it was the capital of the Bydgoszcz Voivodeship, and before that, of the Pomeranian Voivodeship between 1945 and 1947.
Bydgoszcz is the capital city of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodship and at the same time it is the largest city in Kujawy. The city developed into one of the most important economic centers in Poland. 46.000 companies operating in very different fields, but in particular in telecommunication, chemical industry and food industry prove its importance. An extraordinary combination of a convenient communication point, modern economy and rich scientific, technical and business environment places Bydgoszcz among cities distinguished by the modernity of economy.