Toruń city has 200.000 inhabitants and is located in northern Poland, on the Vistula river. Toruń is one of the oldest and one of the most beautiful Polish cities, with a very impressive medieval Old Town, the largest in Poland number of preserved Gothic buildings ( including the Old Town Hall, the Cathedral, many other historical churches and city fortifications).
Toruń is very famous as the birthplace of the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus and for renown Toruń gingerbread cookies. Each year Toruń is visited by 1.5 million tourists. Toruń is also known for its immense astronomical observatory, with the largest radio telescope in the Central Europe.
The main institution of higher education in Toruń is Nicolaus Copernicus University. There are also other public and private institutions of higher education located in the city.
The biggest company located in Toruń is Slovakian Universal Media Corporation, which purchased a factory of TV sets, established by Sharp Corporation. There is a small Japanese community (mainly connected to the management of businesses opened by Japanese firms) in Toruń.