is a town in northern Poland in the Żuławy region (Vistula
delta), with 38,478 inhabitants (2006). Situated in the Pomeranian Voivodeship
since 1999, it was previously assigned to Elbląg Voivodeship (1975–1998). It is
the capital of Malbork County.
Founded in the 13th century by the Knights
of the Teutonic Order, the town is noted for its medieval Malbork Castle, built
in the 13th Century as the Order's headquarters in what later became known as