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Sopot (Polish: Sopot; German: Zoppot) is a town on the South coast of the Baltic Sea in a metropolitan agglomeration called the Tricity (Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot) with some 50,000 inhabitants (2001). Sopot is located in Eastern Pomerania region, north-western Poland and is also a county-status city in Pomeranian Voivodship since 1999, previously a town in Gdansk Voivodship (1975-1998).

Sopot is quite a big health and tourism resort, well known for the longest wooden pier in Europe (called Molo, total length 515.5 m), from where there is a view on the Gulf of Danzig. Sopot belonged to the free city of Gdansk (Danzig) from 1283 to 1807. Then it passed to the Kingdom of Prussia in 1814. From 1920 to 1939 it was part of Free State of Gdansk/Danzig. In 1945 it was ceded to Poland.

Table of contents
1 City name
2 Population
3 External Links
4 Alternative meanings of Sopot

City name

Sopot's name is the old Slavic word which means "spring" (source).


1950: ? inhabitants
1960: 44.000 inhabitants
1970: 47.700 inhabitants
1975: 51.700 inhabitants
1980: 51.300 inhabitants
1990: 46,700 inhabitants
1995: 43,700 inhabitants
? 43,000 inhabitants (1998). ?
2000: ? inhabitants

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Alternative meanings of Sopot

This page is about the city Sopot in Poland. There are also:

Their name is the old Slavic word which means "spring" (source).