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Top: Opera Nova
Middle: The Brda River and the town granaries
Bottom: Statue of 'The Archeress', Jagiellońska Street.


Coat of arms
Bydgoszcz is located in Poland
Coordinates: 53°7′N 18°0′E / 53.117°N 18°E / 53.117; 18Coordinates: 53°7′N 18°0′E / 53.117°N 18°E / 53.117; 18
Country  Poland
Voivodeship POL województwo kujawsko-pomorskie flag.svg Kuyavian-Pomeranian
County city county
Established before 1238
Town rights 1346
 • President (Mayor) Rafał Bruski (PO)
 • City Council Chairperson Roman Jasiakiewicz (PO)
 • City 174.57 km2 (67.40 sq mi)
Elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Population (2011)
 • City 363,926
 • Density 2,084.70/km2 (5,399.35/sq mi)
 • Metro 470,285
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 85-001 to 85-950
Area code(s) +48 52
Car plates CB

Bydgoszcz [ˈbɨdɡɔʂt​͡ʂ] ( listen) (German: Bromberg, Latin: Bydgostia) is a city in the north of Poland, capital of Kujavia-Pomerania voivodship, on the Brda and Wisła rivers. 368,000 people live there (8th place in Poland).[source?]