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Szczecin
Oder River in Szczecin
Oder River in Szczecin
Flag of Szczecin
Flag
Coat of arms of Szczecin
Coat of arms
Motto: "Szczecin jest otwarty" ("Szczecin is open")
Szczecin (Poland)
Szczecin
Coordinates: 53°25′N 14°35′E / 53.417, 14.583
Country Flag of Poland Poland
Voivodeship West Pomeranian
County city county
Established 8th century
Town rights 1243
Government
 - Mayor Piotr Krzystek
Area
 - City 301 km² (116.2 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 - City 410,809
 - Density 1,364.8/km² (3,534.9/sq mi)
 - Metro 777,000
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code PL-70-017
to 71-871
Area code(s) +48 91
Car plates ZS
Website: http://www.szczecin.pl

Szczecin [ˈʂt​͡ʂɛt​͡ɕin] ( Image:Ltspkr.png listen) (German: Stettin [ʃtɛˈtin] ( Image:Ltspkr.png listen); Kashubian: Sztetëno; Latin: Stetinum) is the capital city of West Pomeranian Voivodeship in Poland. It is the country's seventh-largest city and the largest seaport in Poland on the Baltic Sea. As of the 2005 census the city had a total population of 420,638. Stettin is the German name for the city which is since 1945 in Poland, named Szczecin there. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2016 × 1512 pixel, file size: 919 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Oder (known in Czech, Slovak and Polish as Odra) is a river in Central Europe. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links POL_Szczecin_COA.svg‎ pl: Herb Szczecina en: Coat of Arms of Szczecin ________________________________________________ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Szczecin West Pomeranian Voivodeship ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... It has been suggested that Polish Voivodeships and Counties 1919-1939 - trivia be merged into this article or section. ... Capital city Szczecin Area 22,896 km² Population (2004)  - Density 1,694,865 74/km² Powiats  - Urban counties  - Land counties 3 18 Communes 114 Administrative divisions: West Pomeranian Voivodeship (also West Pomerania Province — Polish: województwo zachodniopomorskie) is a voivodeship, or province, in northwestern Poland. ... A county (Polish: powiat, pronounced povyat; plural, powiaty) is the Polish third-level unit of administration, equivalent to a county, district or prefecture (NUTS-4 or rather LAU-1) in other countries. ... (7th century — 8th century — 9th century — other centuries) Events The Iberian peninsula is taken by Arab and Berber Muslims, thus ending the Visigothic rule, and starting almost 8 centuries of Muslim presence there. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Central European Time West Africa Time British Summer Time* Irish Summer Time* Western European Summer Time* Category: ... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Eastern European Time Central Africa Time Israel Standard Time South Africa Standard Time Central European Summer Time West Africa Summer Time Category: ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... // Introduction to this topic - includes background information for people living outside Poland Common to many countries - in fact there is a growing tendency to do so since the UK also began regionalising plates in 2002 - Poland has the region of registration of the vehicle encoded in the number plate. ... The purpose of this page is to lay out our policies for handling sounds, and give people some useful information for handling sound files. ... The purpose of this page is to lay out our policies for handling sounds, and give people some useful information for handling sound files. ... Kashubian or Cassubian (Kashubian: kaszëbsczi jãzëk, pòmòrsczi jãzëk, kaszëbskò-sÅ‚owiÅ„skô mòwa) is one of the Lechitic languages, which are a group of Slavic languages. ... Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Capital city Szczecin Area 22,896 km² Population (2004)  - Density 1,694,865 74/km² Powiats  - Urban counties  - Land counties 3 18 Communes 114 Administrative divisions: West Pomeranian Voivodeship (also West Pomerania Province — Polish: województwo zachodniopomorskie) is a voivodeship, or province, in northwestern Poland. ... For other uses, see Port (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Baltic (disambiguation). ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ...


Szczecin is located on the Oder River, south of the Lagoon of Szczecin and the Bay of Pomerania. The city is situated along the southwestern shore of Dąbie Lake, on both sides of Oder and on several large islands between western and eastern branch of the river. The Oder (known in Czech, Slovak and Polish as Odra) is a river in Central Europe. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Bay of Pomerania or Pomeranian Bay (Polish: Zatoka Pomorska; German: Pommersche Bucht) is a basin in the south-western Baltic Sea, off the shores of Poland and Germany. ... DÄ…bie Lake (Polish: Jezioro DÄ…bie or Jezioro DÄ…bskie) is a lake in the delta of Odra river in north-western Poland near Szczecin. ...


The city is on The European Route of Brick Gothic. Wulflamhaus in Stralsund Saint Annes Church in Vilnius at night The European Route of Brick Gothic (EuRoB) is a touristic route connecting 26 cities with Brick Gothic architecture in seven countries along the Baltic Sea, from Sweden through Denmark, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. ...


Szczecin borders with Police - a district town situated at Oder River. This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... The Oder (known in Czech, Slovak and Polish as Odra) is a river in Central Europe. ...

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Origins of the name

Early medieval sources show: Stetin 1133, Stetyn 1188, Priznoborus vir nobilis in Stetin, Symon nobilis Stettinensis 1234, in vico Stetin 1240, Barnim Dei gratia dux Pomeranorum... civitati nostri Stetin 1243, Stityn 1251, Sigillum Burgoncium de Stitin municipal seal of the 13th century. In Latin, the city was known as Stetinum.

City Hall
City Hall

The most likely origin of the name is considered to be the Polish words Szczyt or Szczeć-the first being the name of hill peak, the second being description of grass[1]. Because Wartislaw IV, Duke of Pomerania founded the city of Neustettin (literally "New Szczecin", now Szczecinek) in 1310, the original Szczecin was sometimes called "Old Szczecin" (Polish: Stary Szczecin; German: Altes Stettin). Download high resolution version (801x546, 74 KB)City Hall in Szczecin, author Rafal Konkolewski 2004 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (801x546, 74 KB)City Hall in Szczecin, author Rafal Konkolewski 2004 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Pomerania (Pommern Ger) (Pomorze Pol) is a geographical and historical region in northern Poland and Germany, on the south coasts of Baltic Sea on both sides of the Oder River and reaches to the Vistula river in the east and Reknitz River in the west. ... Szczecinek (German: ; Kashubian: ) is a town in Middle Pomerania, northwestern Poland with some 40,000 inhabitants. ...


History

Main article: History of Szczecin
The town's fortifications as seen in 1642
The town's fortifications as seen in 1642
Harbour as seen in 1900
Harbour as seen in 1900
The Old Town Hall, now the city's history museum
The Old Town Hall, now the city's history museum
The Old Town was rebuilt in the late 1990s, consisting of new buildings, some of which were reconstructions of buildings destroyed in WWII
The Old Town was rebuilt in the late 1990s, consisting of new buildings, some of which were reconstructions of buildings destroyed in WWII
Three generations in West Pomerania after World War II: Pomnik Czynu Polaków, Szczecin
Three generations in West Pomerania after World War II: Pomnik Czynu Polaków, Szczecin

The location was a stronghold of the Lusatian culture in the early Iron Age period[citation needed]. An East Germanic tribe, the Rugians, inhabited the area until about 500 AD[citation needed]. Another stronghold was built in the 8th century at the ford of the Oder River by the Slavic Pomeranians[citation needed]. History of Szczecin (German: Stettin) in Poland. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1682x1080, 246 KB) Description: Engraving by Matthäus Merian shows Szczecin, Poland Source: Topographia Germaniae, Edition Topographia Electoratus Brandenburgici et Ducatus Pomeraniae, 1642 License: The Author died in 1650 so it`s public domain Beschreibung: Kupferstich von Matthäus Merian zeigt... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1682x1080, 246 KB) Description: Engraving by Matthäus Merian shows Szczecin, Poland Source: Topographia Germaniae, Edition Topographia Electoratus Brandenburgici et Ducatus Pomeraniae, 1642 License: The Author died in 1650 so it`s public domain Beschreibung: Kupferstich von Matthäus Merian zeigt... Image File history File links Szczecin-Bateaux_dans_le_port_de_Stettin_en_Pologne-vers_1900. ... Image File history File links Szczecin-Bateaux_dans_le_port_de_Stettin_en_Pologne-vers_1900. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1440x2160, 873 KB) Summary The Old Town Hall in Szczecin. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1440x2160, 873 KB) Summary The Old Town Hall in Szczecin. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2160x1440, 872 KB) Summary Facades of new buildings in Szczecins Old Town. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2160x1440, 872 KB) Summary Facades of new buildings in Szczecins Old Town. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1704 × 2272 pixel, file size: 638 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1704 × 2272 pixel, file size: 638 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... West Pomeranian voivodship since 1999 West Pomerania (Polish: Pomorze Zachodnie; German: Westpommern; Latin: Pomerania Occidentalis) or West Pomeranian Voivodship (Polish: województwo zachodniopomorskie) is an administrative region or voivodship in the northwestern part of Poland. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... A simplified map of the central European cultures, ca 1200 BC. The purple area is the Lusatian culture, the central blue area is the Knoviz culture, the red area is the central urnfield culture, and the orange area is the northern urnfield culture. ... Iron Age Axe found on Gotland This article is about the archaeological period known as the Iron Age, for the mythological Iron Age see Iron Age (mythology). ... The tribes referred to as East Germanic constitute a wave of migrants who moved from Scandinavia into the area between the Oder and Vistula rivers between 600 - 300 BC. In historical times these tribes were differentiated as Goths, Burgundians and Vandals among others. ... The Rugians (Latin rugii) were an East Germanic tribe whose ultimate origins have been traced to Rogaland in Norway, whose population probably was the Rugii that Jordanes mentioned as a tribe that still remained in Scandza. ... The Oder (known in Czech, Slovak and Polish as Odra) is a river in Central Europe. ... Country of origin Poland and Germany Common nicknames Classification and breed standards The Pomeranian is a breed of dog in the spitz family, named for the Pomerania region of Poland and East Germany, and classed as a toy dog breed because of its small size. ...


Later, the place was the main centre of a small Western Slavic tribe living in the fork of the Oder between the main branch and the Randow River. It is not certain if this tribe belonged to the Pomeranians who lived on the right bank of the Oder, or to the Polabians or Veleti who lived on the left bank of the Oder. It is also possible that Stetinum was controlled in some manner by both tribes.[citation needed] It is very likely that Mieszko I of Poland, who conquered Pomerania in the years 967–972, also took control of Stetinum and Wolin.[citation needed] Piast rule in Stetinum was overthrown by a pagan rebellion around 1005. For most of this time, the Pomeranians kept their pagan Baltic faith. Several Triglav temples existed nearby. Countries inhabited by West Slavs (in light green) Distribution of Slavic peoples by language Map showing an approximation location of Polish tribes West Slavs in 9th/10th century The West Slavs are Slavic peoples speaking West Slavic languages. ... Pomeranians (Pomorzanie) are a group of Slavic tribes living in historical region of Pomerania along the shore of Baltic Sea between Oder and Vistula rivers. ... Polabians are a Slavic people historically dwelling in the basin of the Elbe and on the Baltic coast of Germany. ... Reign c. ... Wolin is the name shared by an island located in the Baltic Sea located just off the Polish coast, and a town located on the island. ... The Piast dynasty is a line of Kings and dukes that ruled Poland from its beginnings as an independent state up to 1370. ... Triglav (three headed) is a god or complex of gods in Slavic mythology, similar in nature to the Trinity in Christianity or Trimurti in Hinduism. ...


After the decline of Wolin in the 12th century, Stetinum became one of the most important and powerful cities of the Baltic Sea south coasts, having some 5,000 inhabitants. In a winter campaign of 1121–1122, Stetinum was subjugated by Boleslaus III of Poland, who invited the Catholic bishop Otto of Bamberg to baptize the citizens (1124). In this time, Wartislaw I, Duke of Pomerania is recorded to be the local duke. Wartislaw managed to expand his duchy westward, thereby forming the territorial body of the later Duchy of Pomerania, and organized the second visit of Otto in 1128. At this time the first Christian church of St. Peter and Paul was erected. The duchy was for the centuries being ruled by the Griffins dynasty (House of Pomerania), of which Wartislaw I is the first definite ancestor. Stettin was made the capital of the duchy and did not lose this status even during the partitions of Pomerania, when Pomerania-Stettin comprised large portions of the duchy and always was seat of Pomeranian dukes. As a result, Stettin was chosen to stay capital even in the Prussian Province of Pomerania set up after the 1637 death of the last Pomeranian duke. Boleslaus III on a painting by Jan Matejko Boleslaus III the Wrymouth (Polish: BolesÅ‚aw III Krzywousty), (1086-1138) was duke of Poland from 1102. ... Otto (Otto I. of Bamberg) was born about 1060 into a noble family in Mistelbach, Swabia. ... Wartislaw I (Polish: ) was the first historical ruler of Western Pomerania and the founder of the Griffin dynasty. ... West Pomeranian voivodship since 1999 West Pomerania (Polish: Pomorze Zachodnie, German: West Pommern; Latin Pomerania Occidentalis) or West Pomeranian Voivodship (Polish: województwo zachodniopomorskie) is an administrative region or voivodship in the northwestern part of Poland. ... Coat of arms of the House of Pomerania depicting a griffin. ... Pomerania (Pommern Ger) (Pomorze Pol) is a geographical and historical region in northern Poland and Germany, on the south coasts of Baltic Sea on both sides of the Oder River and reaches to the Vistula river in the east and Reknitz River in the west. ... Pomerania and the other Provinces of Prussia in the German Empire. ...


In the second half of the 12th century, a group of German tradesmen (from various parts of the Holy Roman Empire) settled in the city around St. Jacob's Church, which was founded by Beringer, a trader from Bamberg, and consecrated in 1187. After the 1164 Verchen battle, Stettin dukes joined in to Saxony and in 1181 Stettin became part of the Holy Roman Empire. For centuries the dukes invited West and Central German settlers to colonize Pomeranian wastelands and to found towns and villages (see Ostsiedlung). Duke Barnim of Pomerania granted a local government charter to this community in 1237, separating the Germans from the Slavic majority community settled around the St. Nicholas Church (in the neighborhoods of Chyzin, Uber-Wiken, and Unter-Wiken). Barnim granted Stettin Magdeburg rights in 1243. Around that time the major ethnic group of the city had become German, while the Slavic population decreased. This article is about the medieval empire. ... For other uses, see Bamberg (disambiguation). ... The Duchy of Saxony was a medieval Duchy covering the greater part of Northern Germany. ... Evolution of German linguistic area from 700 to 1950 Settlement in the East (German: ), also known as German eastward expansion, refers to the eastward migration and settlement of Germans into regions inhabited since the Great Migrations by the Balts, Romanians, Hungarians and, since about the 8th century, the Slavs. ... Barnim I the Good (born ca. ... The Magdeburg Rights (or Magdeburg law) were a set of city laws regulating the degree of internal autonomy within cities and villages granted with it by a local ruler. ...


Stettin joined the Hanseatic League in 1278. By the 1630s the city and surrounding area that hadn't been already German had become completely Germanized. Carta marina of the Baltic Sea region (1539). ... Germanization (also spelled Germanisation) is either the spread of the German language and culture either by force or assimilation, or the adaptation of a foreign word to the German language in linguistics, much like the Romanization of many languages which do not use the Latin alphabet. ...


After the extinction of the Griffits dynasty, Stettin, along with the rest of Western Pomerania, was granted to Sweden at the Peace of Westphalia (1648), despite the protests of Elector Frederick William of Brandenburg, who had a legal claim to inherit all of Pomerania. In 1720 after the Great Northern War, the Swedes were forced to cede the city to King Frederick William I of Prussia. Stettin developed into a major Prussian city and became part of the Prussian-led German Empire in 1871. In 1939 Stettin had about 400,000 inhabitants. It was Germany's third-biggest seaport (after Hamburg and Bremen) and was of great importance for the supply and trade of Berlin. Cars of the Stoewer automobile company were produced in Stettin from 1899 - 1945. Ratification of the Treaty of Münster. ... Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg. ... For the similarly spelled Brandenberg, see Brandenberg (Austria) or Brandenburg (disambiguation) Location Coordinates , , Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country NUTS Region DE4 Capital Potsdam Minister-President Matthias Platzeck (SPD) Governing parties SPD / CDU Votes in Bundesrat 4 (of 69) Basic statistics Area  29,479 km² (11,382... Combatants Sweden Ottoman Empire (1710–1714) Ukrainian Cossacks Russia Denmark-Norway Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth Saxony after 1718 Prussia Hanover Commanders Charles XII of Sweden Ahmed III Ivan Mazepa Peter the Great Frederick IV of Denmark Augustus II the Strong Strength 77,000 in the beginning of the war. ... Frederick William I (German: Friedrich Wilhelm I) (August 14, 1688 – May 31, 1740) of the House of Hohenzollern, was the King in Prussia from 1713 until his death. ... Anthem Preußenlied, Heil dir im Siegerkranz (both unofficial) The Kingdom of Prussia at its greatest extent, at the time of the formation of the German Empire, 1871 Capital Berlin Government Monarchy King  - 1701 — 1713 Frederick I (first)  - 1888 — 1918 William II (last) Prime minister  - 1848 Adolf Heinrich von Arnim... For German colonial territories, see German Colonial Empire. ... For other uses, see Hamburg (disambiguation). ... This article is about the city in Germany. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... Stoewer was a German automobile manufacturer before the World War II whose headquarters were in Stettin. ...


In 1935 the German Wehrmacht made Stettin the headquarters for Wehrkreis II, which controlled the military units in all of Mecklenburg and Pomerania. It was also the Area Headquarters for units stationed at Stettin I and II; Swinemünde; Greifswald; and Stralsund. During the invasion of Poland, which started World War II in 1939, Stettin was the base for the German 2nd Motorized Infantry Division, which cut across the Polish Corridor. Allied air raids in 1944 and heavy fighting between the German and Soviet armies destroyed 65% of Stettin's buildings and almost all of the city centre, seaport and industries. The straight-armed Balkenkreuz, a stylized version of the Iron Cross, the emblem of the Wehrmacht. ... The name Mecklenburg derives from a castle named Mikilenburg (Old German: big castle), located between the cities of Schwerin and Wismar. ... ÅšwinoujÅ›cie (pronounce: [,É•vinÉ”ujÉ•tÉ•È‹e], German Swinemünde) is a town in Pomerania, north-western Poland, situated on the islands of Uznam and Wolin with about 41,000 inhabitants (2004). ... Greifswald (from German Greif, griffin, and Wald, forest) is a town in northeastern Germany. ... Stralsund is a city in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. ... For the Soviet Unions military action against Poland under the same alliance, see Soviet invasion of Poland (1939). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... 2nd Infantry Division 2nd Motorized Infantry Divsion 12th Panzer Division The German 2nd Infantry Division was created from components of the Reichwehrs old 2nd Division in 1934, at first under the cover name Wehrgauleitung Stettin and later Artillerieführer II; it did not take its real name until October... Polish Corridor (German: ; Polish: ) was the term used between the World Wars to refer to the Polish territory which separated the German exclave of East Prussia from the German province of Pomerania. ... CCCP redirects here. ...


The Soviet Red Army captured the city on April 26, 1945. Many of the city's inhabitants fled before its capture, and Stettin was virtually deserted when it fell. In the following month the city was handed over to Polish administration three times, permanently on July 5, 1945. In the meantime part of the German population had returned, believing it might become part of the Soviet occupation zone in Germany. Stettin is located mostly west of the Oder-Neisse line, which was to be Poland's new border according to the Potsdam Conference. However, most of Pomerania, including all of Stettin and the mouth of the Oder River, was awarded to Poland. For other organizations known as the Red Army, see Red Army (disambiguation). ... is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... This article is about the state which existed from 1949 to 1990. ... The Oder-Neisse line (Polish: , German: ) marked the border between German Democratic Republic and Poland between 1950 and 1990. ... Harry S. Truman and Joseph Stalin meeting at the Potsdam Conference on July 18, 1945. ...


The Polish authorities were led by Piotr Zaremba. Many of the remaining Germans were forced to work in Soviet military camps that were outside of Polish jurisdiction. In the early 1950s, most of Stettin's Germans were expelled from the city, although there was a significant German minority for the next 10 years. Germans expelled from the Sudetenland The expulsion of Germans after World War II refers to the forced migration and ethnic cleansing of German nationals (Reichsdeutsche) and ethnic Germans (Volksdeutsche) from Germany and parts of territory formerly claimed by Germany in the first three years after World War II. The policy...


In 1945 the Polish community in Stettin consisted of a few of citizens from the pre-war population as well as forced laborers from the General government. Stettin was resettled with Poles, most of whom came from around Poznań, where their homes had been destroyed during the German occupation and during fighting on the Eastern Front. The city's population was expelled and then resettled with Poles from Polish areas annexed by the Soviet Union. This settlement process was coordinated by the city of Poznan, and Stettin's name was changed to a Polish name of Szczecin. There is significant Ukrainian minority, which was forced by communist government, after Operation Vistula in 1947 to leave East of Poland. The General Government (in full General government for the occupied Polish areas, in German Generalgouvernement für die besetzten polnischen Gebiete) was the name given by Germany to the governing authority in Poland after its occupation by the Wehrmacht in September and October 1939. ... Coordinates: , Country Voivodeship Powiat city county Gmina PoznaÅ„ Established 8th century City Rights 1253 Government  - Mayor Ryszard Grobelny Area  - City 261. ... Combatants Soviet Union,[1] Poland, Tannu Tuva (until 1944 incorporation with USSR), Mongolia Germany,[2] Italy (to 1943), Romania (to 1944), Finland (to 1944), Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, Spain (to 1943, unofficial) Commanders Joseph Stalin, Aleksei Antonov, Ivan Konev, Rodion Malinovsky, Ivan Bagramyan, Kirill Meretskov, Ivan Petrov, Alexander Rodimtsev, Konstantin Rokossovsky... Under the terms of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, adjusted by agreement on 28 September 1939, the Soviet Union annexed all Polish territory east of the line of the rivers Pisa, Narew, Western Bug, and San, except for Wilno Voivodship with its capital Wilno (Vilnius), which was given to Lithuania, and...


The new citizens of Szczecin rebuilt and extended the city's industry and industrial areas, as well as its cultural heritage, although efforts were hampered by the authorities of Communist Poland. Szczecin became a major industrial centre for Poland, as well as an important seaport for Poland (especially for Silesian coal), Czechoslovakia, and East Germany. The city witnessed anti-communist revolts in 1970 and 1980 and participated in the growth of the Solidarity movement during the 1980s. Since 1999 Szczecin has been the capital of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship. Anthem Mazurek DÄ…browskiego Capital Warsaw Language(s) Polish Government Socialist republic Head of State  - 1944-1952 (first) BolesÅ‚aw Bierut  - 1981-1989 (last) Wojciech Jaruzelski Prime Minister  - 1944-1947 (first) Edward Osóbka-Morawski  - 1989 (last) Tadeusz Mazowiecki History  - Established July 21, 1944  - Constitution July 22, 1952  - Abolished July... Silesia (English pronunciation [], Czech: ; German: ; Latin: ; Polish: ; Silesian: Åšlůnsk) is a historical region in central Europe, located along the upper and middle Oder River, upper Vistula River, and along the Sudetes, Carpathian (Silesian Beskids) mountain range. ... This article is about the state which existed from 1949 to 1990. ... Solidarity (Polish: ; full name: Independent Self-governing Trade Union Solidarity — Niezależny SamorzÄ…dny ZwiÄ…zek Zawodowy Solidarność) is a Polish trade union federation founded in September 1980 at the then Lenin Shipyards, and originally led by Lech WaÅ‚Ä™sa. ... Capital city Szczecin Area 22,896 km² Population (2004)  - Density 1,694,865 74/km² Powiats  - Urban counties  - Land counties 3 18 Communes 114 Administrative divisions: West Pomeranian Voivodeship (also West Pomerania Province — Polish: województwo zachodniopomorskie) is a voivodeship, or province, in northwestern Poland. ...


Szczecin harbour and Oder River panorama The Oder (known in Czech, Slovak and Polish as Odra) is a river in Central Europe. ...

Dukes of Pomerania-Stettin

Main article: Dukes of Pomerania
  • 1121-1147 Wartislaw I
  • 1147-1158 Ratibor I (Polish)
  • 1158-1187 Bogislaw I (Polish)
  • 1187-1220 Bogislaw II (Polish)
  • 1220-1278 Barnim the Good, Wartislaw III
  • 1278-1295 Barnim II, Otto I, Bogislaw IV
  • 1295-1344 Otto I
  • 1344-1368 Barnim III
  • 1368-1372 Casimir III
  • 1372-1404 Swantibor I, Bogislaw VII
  • 1404-1413 Swantibor I
  • 1413-1428 Otto II, Casimir V
  • 1428-1435 Casimir V
  • 1435-1451 Joachim I
  • 1451-1464 Otto III
  • 1464-1474 Erick II
  • 1474-1523 Bogislaw X
  • 1523-1531 George I, Barnim IX
  • 1531-1569 Barnim XI
  • 1569-1600 John Frederic (Polish)
  • 1600-1603 Barnim X
  • 1603-1606 Bogislaw XIII
  • 1606-1618 Philip II
  • 1618-1620 Frank I
  • 1620-1625 Bogislaw XIV

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Famous residents

Before 1945

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After 1945

  • Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński (1905-1953)
  • Chava Alberstein (*1947), Israeli singer and composer of songs
  • Piotr Andrejew (*1947), Polish screenwriter and film director, born in Szczecin
  • Janusz Kijowski, (*1947) film director, born in Szczecin
  • Ryszard Kotla (*1947) historian, travel writer, journalist, engineer, born in Szczecin-Dąbie
  • Jerzy Zielinski (*1950) Polish cinematographer active in Hollywood, born on January 8, 1950 in Szczecin
  • Wojciech Kulikowski artist (1954)
  • Kasia Nosowska (*1971), singer of Szczecin-based rock band Hey
  • Grzegorz Mroz (*December 18, 1983)

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Historical population

  • 12th century: 5,000 inhabitants
  • 1720: 6,000 inhabitants
  • 1740: 12,300 inhabitants
  • 1816: 21,500 inhabitants
  • 1843: 37,100 inhabitants
  • 1861: 58,500 inhabitants
  • 1872: 76,000 inhabitants
  • 1890: 116,228 inhabitants[2]
  • 1900: 210,680 inhavitants (including annexed suburbs)[3]
  • 1910: 236,113 inhabitants[4]
  • 1939: 382,000 inhabitants
  • 1945: 260,000 inhabitants (German population largely expelled, plus war losses.)
  • 1950: 180,000 inhabitants (drop due to continuing expulsions of Germans)
  • 1960: 269,400 inhabitants (settling of Poles)
  • 1970: 338,000 inhabitants
  • 1975: 369,700 inhabitants
  • 1980: 388,300 inhabitants
  • 1990: 412.600 inhabitants
  • 1995: 418.156 inhabitants
  • 2000: 415,748 inhabitants
  • 2002: 415,117 inhabitants
  • 2003: 414,032 inhabitants
  • 2004: 411,900 inhabitants
  • 2005: 411,119 inhabitants

Architecture and urban planning

Szczecin's architectural style is mainly influenced by those of the last half of the 19th century and the first years of the 20th century: Academic art and Art Nouveau. In many areas built after 1945, especially in the city centre, which had been destroyed due to Allied bombing, social realism is prevalent. Birth of Venus, Alexandre Cabanel, 1863 Academic art is a style of painting and sculpture produced under the influence of European academies or universities. ... Vitebsk Railway Station one of the finest examples of Art Nouveau architecture. ... A Diego Rivera mural depicting factory workers in Detroit Social Realism is an artistic movement, expressed in the visual and other realist arts, which depicts working class activities as heroic. ...


Urban planning of Szczecin is unusual. The first thing observed by a newcomer is abundance of green areas: parks and avenues – wide streets with trees planted in the island separating opposite traffic (where often tram tracks are laid); and roundabouts. This makes Szczecin's city project quite similar to that of Paris. The reason is, Szczecin (like Paris) was rebuilt in the 1880s using a design by Georges-Eugène Haussmann. This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... This article refers to public transport vehicles running on rails. ... A roundabout, rotary, or gyratory circus is a type of road junction (or traffic calming device) at which traffic streams circularly around a central island after first yielding to the circulating traffic. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Haussmann, circa 1865 Georges-Eugène Haussmann (March 27, 1809 – January 11, 1891), who called himself Baron Haussmann, was a French civic planner whose name is associated with the rebuilding of Paris. ...


This course of designing streets in Szczecin is still used, as many recently built (or modified) city areas include roundabouts and avenues.


Within Szczecin's boundaries is part of the protected area called Szczecin Landscape Park in the forest of Puszcza Bukowa.


Municipal administration

The city is administratively divided into boroughs (Polish: dzielnica), which are further divided into smaller neighbourhoods. The governing bodies of the latter serve the role of auxiliary local government bodies called Neighborhood Councils (Polish: Rady Osiedla). Elections for Neighborhood Councils are held up to six months after each City Council elections. Attendance is rather low (on May 20, 2007 it ranged from 1.03% to 27.75% and was 3.78% on average). Councillors are responsible mostly for small infrastructure like trees, park benches, playgrounds, etc. Other functions are mostly advisory. Official list of districts A neighbourhood or neighborhood (see spelling differences) is a geographically localised community located within a larger city, town or suburb. ... This article is about the political process. ... is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... A councillor is a member of a council (such as a city council), particularly in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and other parts of the Commonwealth. ... Combination playground structure for small children; slides, climbers (stairs in this case), playhouse A playground is an area designed for children to play freely. ...

Modern division onto boroughs
Modern division onto boroughs

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Dzielnica Śródmieście (City Centre)

Centrum, Drzetowo-Grabowo, Łękno, Międzyodrze-Wyspa Pucka, Niebuszewo-Bolinko, Nowe Miasto, Stare Miasto, Śródmieście Północ, Śródmieście-Zachód, Turzyn. Szczecin - historical division into neighborhoods Drzetowo-Grabowo is a municipal neighborhood of the City of Szczecin. ... Image:Szczecin Neigborhoods. ... Image:Szczecin Neigborhoods. ... Szczecin - division into neighborhoods Szczecin-Niebuszewo is a municipal neighborhood of the city of Szczecin (German: Stettin), Poland situated on the right bank of Odra river, north of the Szczecin Olde Town and Middle Town. ... Szczecin - division into neighborhoods Szczecin-Stare Miasto (Old Town) is a municipal neighborhood of the city of Szczecin (German: Stettin), Poland situated on the left bank of Odra river. ... Image:Szczecin Neigborhoods. ... Image:Szczecin Neigborhoods. ... Szczecin - division into neighborhoods Szczecin-Turzyn is a municipal neighborhood of the city of Szczecin (German: Stettin), Poland situated on the left bank of Odra river, west of the Szczecin Old Town and Middle Town. ...


Dzielnica Północ (North)

Bukowo, Golęcino-Gocław, Niebuszewo, Skolwin, Stołczyn, Warszewo, Żelechowa. Szczecin - division into neighborhoods Szczecin-Bukowo is a municipal neighborhood of the city of Szczecin (German: Stettin), Poland situated on the left bank of Odra river, north of the Szczecin Old Town and Middle Town. ... Image:Szczecin Neigborhoods. ... Image:Szczecin Neigborhoods. ... Szczecin - division into neighborhoods Szczecin-Niebuszewo is a municipal neighborhood of the city of Szczecin (German: Stettin), Poland situated on the right bank of Odra river, north of the Szczecin Olde Town and Middle Town. ... Szczecin - division into neighborhoods Szczecin-Skolwin is a municipal neighborhood of the city of Szczecin (German: Stettin), Poland situated on the left bank of Odra river, north of the Szczecin Old Town, and Middle Town. ... Image:Szczecin Neigborhoods. ... Szczecin - division into neighborhoods Szczecin-Warszewo is a municipal neighborhood of the city of Szczecin (German: Stettin), Poland situated on the left bank of Odra river, north-west of the Szczecin Old Town and Middle Town. ... Image:Szczecin Neigborhoods. ...


Dzielnica Zachód (West)

Głębokie-Pilchowo, Gumieńce, Krzekowo-Bezrzecze, os.Arkońskie-Niemierzyn, Osów, Pogodno, Pomorzany, Świerczewo, os.Zawadzkiego-Klonowica. Image:Szczecin Neigborhoods. ... Szczecin - division into neighborhoods Szczecin-Pilchowo is a municipal neighborhood of the [city of Szczecin, Poland situated on the left bank of Odra river, north-west of the Szczecin Old Town and Middle Town. ... Image:Szczecin Neigborhoods. ... Image:Szczecin Neigborhoods. ... Szczecin - division into neighborhoods Szczecin-Niemierzyn is a municipal neighborhood of the city of Szczecin, Poland situated on the left bank of Odra river, north-west of the Szczecin Old Town and Middle Town. ... Image:Szczecin Neigborhoods. ... Image:Szczecin Neigborhoods. ... Szczecin - division into neighborhoods Szczecin-Pomorzany is a municipal neighborhood of the city of Szczecin (German: Stettin), Poland situated on the left bank of Odra river, south of the Szczecin Old Town Categories: Poland geography stubs ... Image:Szczecin Neigborhoods. ...


Dzielnica Prawobrzeże (Right-Bank)

Bukowe-Klęskowo, Dąbie, Majowe-Kijewo, Płonia-Śmierdnica-Jezierzyce, Podjuchy, os.Słoneczne, Wielgowo-Sławociesze, Załom, Zdroje, Żydowce-Klucz. Image:Szczecin Neigborhoods. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Szczecin - division into neighborhoods Szczecin-Kijewo is a municipal neighborhood of the city of Szczecin (German: Stettin), Poland situated on the right bank of Odra river, east of the Szczecin Old Town, and south-east of Szczecin-Dąbie. ... Image:Szczecin Neigborhoods. ... Image:Szczecin Neigborhoods. ... Categories: Stub ... Szczecin - division into neighborhoods Szczecin-Podjuchy is a municipal neighborhood of the city of Szczecin (German: Stettin), Poland situated on the right bank of Odra river, south-east of the Szczecin Old Town, and south-west of Szczecin-Dąbie. ... Image:Szczecin Neigborhoods. ... Szczecin - division into neighborhoods Szczecin-Wielgowo is a municipal neighborhood of the city of Szczecin (German: Stettin), Poland situated on the right bank of Odra river, east of the Szczecin Old Town, and Szczecin-Dąbie. ... Image:Szczecin Neigborhoods. ... Image:Szczecin Neigborhoods. ... Image:Szczecin Neigborhoods. ... Image:Szczecin Neigborhoods. ... Szczecin - division into neighborhoods Szczecin-Klucz is a municipal neighborhood of the city of Szczecin (German: Stettin), Poland situated on the right bank of Odra river, south-east of the Szczecin Old Town, and south-west of Szczecin-Dąbie. ...


Other historical neigbourhoods

Babin, Barnucin, Basen Górniczy,Błędów, Boleszyce, Bystrzyk, Cieszyce, Cieśnik, Dolina, Drzetowo, Dunikowo, Glinki, Grabowo, Jezierzyce, Kaliny, Kępa Barnicka, Kijewko, Kluczewko, Kłobucko, Kniewo, Kraśnica, Krzekoszów, Lotnisko, Łasztownia, Niemierzyn, Odolany, Oleszna, Podbórz, Port, os.Przyjaźni, Rogatka, Rudnik, Sienna, Skoki, Słowieńsko, Sosnówko, Starków, Stoki, Struga, Śmierdnica, os.Świerczewskie, Trzebusz, Urok, Widok, Zdunowo. Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Poland geography stubs ... Categories: Stub ... Drzetowo is a historical, municipal neighborhood of the City of Szczecin. ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Szczecin - division into neighborhoods Szczecin-Grabowo is a municipal neighborhood of the city of Szczecin, Poland situated on the left bank of Odra river, north of the Szczecin Old Town and Middle Town. ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub | Szczecin ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Szczecin - division into neighborhoods Szczecin-Krzekoszów is a municipal neighborhood of the Szczecin City, Poland situated on the right and left banks of Odra river, west of the Szczecin Old Town and Middle Town. ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Szczecin - division into neighborhoods Szczecin-Niemierzyn is a municipal neighborhood of the city of Szczecin, Poland situated on the left bank of Odra river, north-west of the Szczecin Old Town and Middle Town. ... Categories: Poland geography stubs ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: Stub ... Szczecin - division into neighborhoods Szczecin-Zdunowo is a municipal neighborhood of the Szczecin City, Poland situated on the right bank of Odra river, east of the Szczecin Old Town, and Szczecin-DÄ…bie. ...


Members of European Parliament (MEPs) from Szczecin

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Transport

There is a common bus network in Szczecin and Police, Poland. There are trams in Szczecin. Coordinates: , Country Voivodeship Powiat Police County Gmina Police Government  - Mayor WÅ‚adysÅ‚aw Diakun Area  - Town 36. ...


Economy

PAZIM building
PAZIM building
One of Szczecin's most important recent developments has been the Galaxy Centrum shopping center
One of Szczecin's most important recent developments has been the Galaxy Centrum shopping center

Szczecin has three shipyards (Stocznia Remontowa Gryfia, Stocznia Pomerania, Stocznia Szczecińska), of which one is the biggest in Poland (Stocznia Szczecińska, which five years ago went bankrupt and was reinstated. It has a fishing industry and a steel mill. It is served by Szczecin-Goleniów "Solidarność" Airport and by the Port of Szczecin, third biggest port of Poland. It is also home to several major companies. Among them is the major food producer Drobimex, Polish Steamship Company, producer of construction materials Komfort, Bosman brewery and Cefarm drug factory. It also houses several of the new business firms of the IT branch. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (600x800, 92 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Szczecin ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (600x800, 92 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Szczecin ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2160x1440, 879 KB) Summary The Galaxy Centrum shopping mall in Szczecin. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2160x1440, 879 KB) Summary The Galaxy Centrum shopping mall in Szczecin. ... Szczecin-Goleniów Solidarność Airport (Polish: ) (IATA: SZZ, ICAO: EPSC) is the main domestic and international airport serving the city of Szczecin in Poland and is located 45 km northeast of the city, near the town of Goleniów. ...


Culture

Major cultural events in Szczecin are:

  • Days of the Sea (Polish Dni Morza) held every June.
  • Street Artists' Festival (Polish Festiwal Artystów Ulicy) held every July.
  • Days of The Ukrainian Culture (Polish Dni Kultury Ukraińskiej) held every May.
  • Air show on Dabie airport held every May.

Museums

  • National Museum in Szczecin (Polish Muzeum Narodowe w Szczecinie) collects arts, old jewelry, military equipment. It has three branches:
    • Museum of the City of Szczecin (Polish Muzeum Miasta Szczecina).
    • Maritime Museum (Polish Muzeum Morskie).
    • Gallery of Contemporary Arts (Polish Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej).
  • Museum of the Szczecin Archidiocese (Polish Muzeum Archidiecezjalne w Szczecinie) collects sacral arts and historical documents.
    • EUREKA - the miracles of science. EUREKA

Arts and entertainment

  • Bismarck tower Szczecin
  • Kana Theatre (Polish Teatr Kana)
  • Modern Theatre (Polish Teatr Współczesny)
  • Opera in the Castle (Polish Opera na Zamku)
  • Polish Theatre (Polish Teatr Polski)
  • (ruins of) The Quistorp's Tower (Polish Wieża Quistorpa, German Quistorpturm)
  • The Pomeranian Dukes' Castle in Szczecin (Polish Zamek Książąt Pomorskich w Szczecinie)
  • The Castle Cinema (Polish Kino Zamek)
  • The Cellar by the Vault Cabaret (Polish Kabaret Piwnica przy Krypcie)
  • The Crypt Theatre (Polish Teatr Krypta)

Szczecin Bismarck Tower One of the many Bismarck Towers that dot the landscape of the former German Kaiserreich (as well as countries such as the USA, South Africa, Australia, and Argentina) is located in Szczecin, Poland (Stettin in German). ... Eastern facade The Pomeranian Dukes Castle in Szczecin, Poland was the seat of Pomeranian Dukes of Gryfit dynasty. ...

Education and science

  • University of Szczecin (Polish Uniwersytet Szczeciński) with 35.000 students, rector Zdzislaw Chmielewski
  • Technical University of Szczecin (Polish Politechnika Szczecińska)
  • Pomeranian Medical University (Polish Pomorska Akademia Medyczna)
  • University of Agriculture in Szczecin (Polish Akademia Rolnicza w Szczecinie)
  • Branch of Academy of Music in Poznan (Polish Akademia Muzyczna w Poznaniu)
  • Maritime University of Szczecin (Polish Akademia Morska w Szczecinie)
  • The West Pomeranian Business School (Polish Zachodniopomorska Szkoła Biznesu)
  • Higher School of Public Administration in Szczecin (Polish Wyższa Szkoła Administracji Publicznej w Szczecinie)
  • High Theological Seminary in Szczecin (Polish Arcybiskupie Wyższe Seminarium Duchowne w Szczecinie)
  • Higher School of Applied Arts (Polish Wyższa Szkoła Sztuki Użytkowej)
  • Academy of European Integration (Polish Wyższa Szkoła Integracji Europejskiej)
  • Wyższa Szkoła Ekonomiczno-Turystyczna
  • Wyższa Szkoła Humanistyczna TWP
  • Wyższa Szkoła Języków Obcych
  • Wyższa Szkoła Techniczno-Ekonomiczna
  • Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa- Collegium Balticum
  • Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa "OECONOMICUS" PTE
  • Wyższa Szkoła Zarządzania

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Scientific and regional organizations

  • Western Pomeranian Institute (Polish Instytut Zachodnio-Pomorski)
  • Szczecin Scientific Society (Polish Szczecińskie Towarzystwo Naukowe)

Szczecin Scientific Society (Polish: Szczecińskie Towarzystwo Naukowe, STN, Latin: Sociatas Scientarum Scecinensis) is a general scientific society in Szczecin, Poland, associating researchers of all scientific branches It was founded in 1956 with its headqarters in Szczecin as the main scientific society in the Western Pomerania region. ...

Sports

There are many popular professional sports team in Szczecin area. The most popular sport today is probably football (thanks to Pogon Szczecin just promoted to play in the 1st league in season 2004/2005). Amateur sports are played by thousands of Szczecin citizens and also in schools of all levels (elementary, secondary, university). Soccer redirects here. ... MKS Pogoń Szczecin is a Polish football club based in Szczecin, Poland. ...


Professional teams:

  • Pogon Szczecin - football team (4th regional league in season 2007/2008)
  • Arkonia Szczecin - football team (4th league in season 2003/2004)
  • Pogon II Szczecin - 2nd Pogon football team (regional 4th league in season 2007/2008)
  • KS Stal Szczecin - 15 youth and junior teams, 1 senior, being in 4th regional league in season 2007/2008
  • Pogon Nowa Szczecin - regional league "B klasa" - a fans answer for bad politics of 1st league team - it is based on players from Szczecin, not on Brazilians like the Pogon team used to be in 2005/2006
  • KS Piast Szczecin - women's volleyball team, (Seria A in season 2003/2004 and 2004/2005)
  • Łącznościowiec Szczecin - women's handball team playing in Polish Ekstraklasa Women's Handball League: 9th place in 2003/2004 season
  • Wicher Warszewo - futsal team playing in Środowiskowa Liga Futsalu (Futsal League) - 2 regional Futsal League: 2th place in 2006/2007 season - promotion in the first regional Futsal League
  • Husaria Szczecin - American football team playing in Polish American Football League

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Amateur leagues

  • Halowa Amatorska Liga Pilkarska - Hall Amateur Football League [5]
  • Halowa Liga Pilki Noznej- Hall Football League
  • Szczecinska Liga Amatorskiej Koszykowki - Szczecin Amateur Basketball League [6]
  • Szczecinska Amatorska Liga Pilki Siatkowej - Szczecin Amateur Volleyball League [7] - women league, 1st, 2nd and 3rd men league
  • Elita Professional Sport - Elita Hall Football League [8] - 1st and 2nd league, futsal cup
  • Kaskada Szczecin Rugby Club - club rugby [9] - 7 and 15 league, rugby cup

Twinning cities

The sister cities of Szczecin are: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm Town twinning or sister cities is a concept whereby towns or cities from geographically and politically distinct areas are paired, with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Bremerhaven is a city in the federal state of Bremen, Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Motto: Within your walls be concordance and public welfare Rostock (pronounced // from Polabian Roz toc, literally to flow apart) is the largest city in the north German state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Dalian (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Japanese: Dairen; Russian: Далянь, Dalian or Дальний, Dalny) is the governing sub-provincial city in the eastern Liaoning Province of Northeast China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Old watertower in Esbjerg View to Esbjerg harbour from the watertower (May 2005) Map of the municipality Esbjerg is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Syddanmark (South Denmark Region) on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Hull or Kingston upon Hull is a British city situated on the north bank of the Humber estuary. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Motto: FrÃ¥n arbetarstad till kunskapsstad (eng: From industrial city to knowledge city) Location of Malmö in northern Europe Coordinates: , Country  Sweden Municipality Malmö Municipality County SkÃ¥ne County Province Scania (SkÃ¥ne) Charter 13th century Government  - Mayor Illmar Reepalu Area  - City 335. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Murmansk coin Murmansk (Russian: ; Finnish: (archaic); Northern Sami: ; Skolt Sami: ) is a city in the extreme northwest part of Russia with a seaport on the Kola Bay, 12 km from the Barents Sea on the northern shore of the Kola Peninsula, not far from Russias borders with Norway and... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... St. ...

See also

Motto: Stargard - Klejnot Pomorza Stargard - Jewel of Pomerania Coordinates: , Country Voivodeship Powiat Stargard SzczeciÅ„ski County Gmina Stargard SzczeciÅ„ski Established 12th century City Rights 1243 Government  - Mayor SÅ‚awomir Pajor Area  - Total 48. ... Coordinates: , Country Voivodeship Powiat Police County Gmina Police Government  - Mayor WÅ‚adysÅ‚aw Diakun Area  - Town 36. ... Gryfino (Kashubian/Pomeranian: Grëfino; German: Greifenhagen) is a town in Pomerania, north-western Poland with 22,500 inhabitants (2004). ... Coat of Arms of Goleniów Goleniów (Kashubian/Pomeranian: Gòlnowò; German: Gollnow) is a town in Pomerania, north-western Poland with 22. ... Pyrzyce (Kashubian/Pomeranian: Pirzëce, see also Cities alternative names), is a town in Pomerania, north-western Poland, with some 11,000 inhabitants (1980) Capital of the Pyrzyce County in West Pomeranian Voivodship(since 1999), previously in Szczecin Voivodship (1975-1998). ... Cedynia (German: ) is a town in Poland, in West Pomeranian Voivodeship, in Gryfino County. ... Chojna (Polish IPA pronunciation: []; German: ; Latin: Regiomontanus Neomarchicus) is a small town in western Poland in the West Pomeranian Voivodship. ... Coat of Arms Mieszkowice (German: ) is a town in Gryfino County, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland, with 3,581 inhabitants (2004). ... Coat of Arms MoryÅ„ (German: ) is a town in Gryfino County, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland, with 1,580 inhabitants (2004). ... Coat of Arms TrzciÅ„sko-Zdrój (German: ) is a town in Gryfino County, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland, with 2,591 inhabitants (2005). ... Nowe Warpno (German: ) is a town in Northwestern Poland, in West Pomeranian Voivodeship, in Police County, on the Szczecin Lagoon, very close to the border with Germany. ... Penkun is a town in the Uecker-Randow district, in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. ... Pasewalk (IPA: ) is a town in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany. ... Eggesin is a town in the Uecker-Randow district, in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. ... Gartz (pol. ... (correctly KoÅ‚bacz) Seat of cistersian convent near Szczecin, Poland. ... KoÅ‚baskowo (German: Kolbitzow) is a small village in the Polish West Pomeranian Voivodeship (Police County). ... Lagoon of Szczecin or Bay of Szczecin (Polish: Zalew Szczeciński; German: Stettiner Haff, Oderhaff) is a inland water basin in Poland and Germany situated in the south-western part of the Baltic Sea in the mouth of Oder River north of the city of Szczecin. ...

Publications

  • W. H. Meyer, Stettin in alter und neuer Zeit (Stettin, 1887)

References

  1. ^ esbjergkommune.dk accessed Feb-2008

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
  • Szczecin City Official Website (in Polish, some material available in English, German and Danish)

Internet guides

The Open Directory Project (ODP), also known as dmoz (from , its original domain name), is a multilingual open content directory of World Wide Web links owned by Netscape that is constructed and maintained by a community of volunteer editors. ...

Regional media

History and culture

  • Pomeranian Dukes Castle in Szczecin (Polish, German, English)
  • Opera in the Castle
  • Polish Theatre
  • Modern Theatre
  • Kana Theatre
  • Bismarck tower Szczecin
  • Official website of the Bismarcktowers (Stettin)

Szczecin Bismarck Tower One of the many Bismarck Towers that dot the landscape of the former German Kaiserreich (as well as countries such as the USA, South Africa, Australia, and Argentina) is located in Szczecin, Poland (Stettin in German). ...

Economy and transportation

  • Szczecin-Świnoujscie Seaport
  • Polferries - Polska Żegluga Bałtycka
  • UnityLine
  • Szczecin-Goleniów Airport

Education and Science

  • University of Szczecin
  • Technical University of Szczecin
  • Medical Academy of Szczecin
  • Maritime University of Szczecin
  • University of Agriculture in Szczecin
  • Academy of European Integration
  • The West Pomeranian Business School in Szczecin
  • Higher School of Public Administration in Szczecin

Sports

  • Pogoń Szczecin 1st league football team

Local Businesses

  • Local companies in Szczecin & Szczecin Area

Private

  • The photographs of Szczecin-Pogodno

Coordinates: 53°25′N 14°35′E / 53.417, 14.583 Image File history File links POL_województwo_zachodniopomorskie_COA.svg‎ pl: Herb województwa zachodniopomorskiego en: File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): West Pomeranian Voivodeship Gryfice ZÅ‚ocieniec WaÅ‚cz List of counties in Poland Piast canal Cedynia... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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