Municipality of Toruń
Toruń is the second biggest city of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship, situated on the North of Poland (over 200 000 inhabitants and 115,75 km2) with function of regional capital.
This is a birthplace of a great astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, also famous for its medieval old town’s complex inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and renown for the gingerbread that has been baked since XIV century. Furthermore, Toruń is one of the greenest cities in Poland. Urban greenery covers around 30 % of the city. “Bazarowa” Islet - a natural reserve that covers an area of above 32 ha is unique, not only for its natural values, but also for its location - in the heart of the city center, on the Vistula - the main Polish river.
In 2007, as a result of Internet public campaign, the panoramic view of Toruń’s Old Town illuminated at night across the Vistula, was awarded the title of one of the “Seven Wonders of Poland”.
The presence of the Nicolaus Copernicus University, recognized among the top 5 polish universities, creates a particular “academic atmosphere”, which spreads out all over the town. The high-quality active labour market standards, favorable geographical location and some considerable public sector investments have influenced rapid economic development of Toruń, making it actually one of the most prosperous cities in the country. Toruń applies for the title of European Capital of Culture 2016 and the European Green Capital.
Political representative | Director
Michał Zaleski - Mayor
Szczepan Burak - Head of the Environment and Greenery Department
Technical coordinator(s) | Advisor(s)
Anna Karmienko - European projects manager, Environment and Greenery Department
City Office of Toruń
12, Wały Gen. Sikorskiego, Street