Koszalin is a city close to the coast in the northwest of Poland, known as “The City on the Baltic Sea”. It is sited on the Dzierżęcinka River and has a population of around 110,000. It is an ancient city, with settlements going back thousands of years, as evidenced by Chełmska Hill; a pagan worship site in prehistoric times, which now hosts the Sanctuary of the Covenant Chapel. Today, Koszalin’s most prominent landmark is the early 14th-century St. Mary's cathedral, with a monument to commemorate Pope John Paul II's visit to the city. Koszalin is a green city, boasting many parks and a surrounding area of woodland and attractive countryside. A marina is also being constructed at Lake Jamno on the Baltic coast. It is an attractive city that actively fosters its international connections. This makes InterNations an ideal focus for expats living in Koszalin. On our platform, these global minds can interact, share ideas and find out more about the city from each other.
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Koszalin is situated on an important road junction, linking the International S-6 highway to Berlin and S-11 national highway to southern Poland. It also has a busy rail station with frequent intercity connections and the local civil airport is currently being redeveloped. With a substantial higher education sector and growing inward investment, new expatriates in Koszalin will find a surprisingly cosmopolitan city with a significant international population. Any expat moving to Koszalin can connect with his international counterparts at InterNations, where the forums and discussion boards provide an excellent resource both for finding out more about the city and for meeting similarly internationally focused individuals. This community can, for example, help you decide on the best neighborhoods to live in and the best local schools for expatriate children.
Koszalin has been designated as a special economic zone and this is attracting many international companies into the area. The city has around 18,000 registered businesses and 243 foreign companies have a presence in Koszalin. These businesses hail from 22 different countries, as diverse as the USA and Ukraine. High tech investment and the excellent local education and research establishments contribute to a robust and growing modern economy. This growth and diversity is sure to create lots of opportunities for expatriates working in Koszalin and the forums of InterNations are an excellent place to forge new business relationships and perhaps uncover some of these opportunities. The online community is complemented by our Expat Magazine, which includes a wealth of articles on various expatriation related topics such as culture shock and international business etiquette.