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Harbour on Baltic Sea
Harbour on Baltic Sea
Flag of Władysławowo
Coat of arms of Władysławowo
Coat of arms
Władysławowo is located in Poland
Coordinates: 54°50′2″N 18°18′56″E / 54.83389°N 18.31556°E / 54.83389; 18.31556
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Pomeranian
County Puck
Gmina Władysławowo
Established twelfth century
Town rights 1963
 • Mayor Roman Kużel
 • Total 38.41 km2 (14.83 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 15,015
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84-120
Area code(s) +48 58
Car plates GPU
Website http://www.wladyslawowo.pl

Władysławowo [vwadɨswaˈvɔvɔ] (Kashubian/Pomeranian: Wiôlgô Wies, German: Großendorf) is a town on the south coast of the Baltic Sea in Kashubia in the Pomerelia region, northern Poland, with 15,015 (2009) inhabitants.

It was named after King Władysław IV Vasa, who initiated the construction of the Polish Navy.


Situated in the Puck County in Pomeranian Voivodeship since 1999, previously in Gdańsk Voivodeship (1975–1998), Władysławowo is a sea port and a popular seaside holiday destination.

The gmina (urban-rural municipality) of Władysławowo consists of the town Władysławowo (with a district Cetniewo) and seven villages: Chałupy (to the east, on the Hel peninsula), Chłapowo, Rozewie, Jastrzębia Góra, Ostrowo, Karwia and Tupadły. Several of these places serve as popular seaside resorts.

Poland's northern extremity is situated in Jastrzębia Góra, marked by the Gwiazda Północy ("Northern Star") monument, which stands on a cliff overlooking the beach that is the actual most northerly point. The nearby headland of Cape Rozewie was formerly believed to be the country's most northerly point, prior to measurements carried out in December 2000.[1]

In 1634 engineer Fryderyk Getkant designed a fort called Władysławowo located on the Hel Peninsula, several km east of today's town of Władysławowo.

Władysławowo and Władysławowo Port are PKP railway stations in the town.


  • 1960: 3,900 inhabitants
  • 1970: 7,900 inhabitants
  • 1975: 9,200 inhabitants
  • 1980: 10,600 inhabitants
  • 2009: 15,000 inhabitants


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Coordinates: 54°48′N 18°24′E / 54.800°N 18.400°E / 54.800; 18.400