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 part of the metroplex Bydgoszcz-Toruń,