city and port, Pomorskie wojewodztwo (province), northern Poland. It lies on the Gulf of Gdansk between Gdansk (Danzig) and Gdynia. One of Poland's largest and most popular seaside and health resorts, a role it has filled since the 16th century, Sopot is situated in an area of wooded hills. The International Song Festival of popular music draws large crowds. There is some shipping and good road and rail connections to Gdynia and Gdansk, with which Sopot is linked economically as part of the Trojmiasto ("Three-City") urban area.

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