The city lies on the southern edge of Gdańsk Bay
(of the Baltic Sea
), in a conurbation
with the spa town
, the city of Gdynia
and suburban communities, which together form a metropolitan area called the Tricity
), with a population of over 800,000.
Gdańsk itself has a population of 458,053 (2006), making it the largest city in the Pomerania
region of Northern Poland.