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Encyclopedia > Vistula Lagoon
Landsat photo Vistula Lagoon
Landsat photo Vistula Lagoon

Vistula Lagoon (or Bay, Gulf) is the sweet water lagoon on the Baltic Sea that is cut off from Gdansk Bay by the Vistula Spit. It takes a few branches of Vistula, notably Nogat and Pregolya rivers and is connected to Gdansk Bay by the Strait of Baltiysk. Sea ports: Kaliningrad, Baltiysk, in the past also Elblag (which lost importance due to today's border situation). Other cities: Frombork. Politically the Vistula Lagoon is split between Poland and Russia. From the 1871 until 1919, it was part of Germany. After 1919 and before 1945 it was split between Germany and Free City of Gdansk. Vistula Lagoon - Landsat satellite photo Source: NASA, public domain https://zulu. ... Vistula Lagoon - Landsat satellite photo Source: NASA, public domain https://zulu. ... The bay at San Sebastián, Spain A Headland is an area of land adjacent to water on three sides. ... A gulf or bay is a part of a lake or ocean that extends so that it is surrounded by land on three sides. ... The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe, bounded by the Scandinavian Peninsula, the mainlands of Northern Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Europe, and the Danish islands. ... The Bay of Gdańsk (also known as the Gdańsk Bay or Gulf of Gdańsk; in Polish Zatoka Gdańska; in German Danziger Bucht) is a southeastern bay of the Baltic sea enclosed by a large curve of the shores of Gdańsk Pomerania in Poland (Cape Rozewie, Hel Peninsula) and the Kaliningrad... Categories: Stub | Geography of Poland | Baltic Sea ... Vistula river basin Vistula ( Polish Wisła, German Weichsel) is the longest river in Poland. ... Nogat is one of the arms of the Vistula river, in the Vistula delta. ... Pregolya (Преголя), also spelt as Pregola (German: Pregel) is a river in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. ... The Strait of Baltiysk (also Pilawa Strait) is the strait between Gdansk Bay (Baltic Sea) and Vistula Bay in Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia. ... Locator map on an international level map of Kaliningrad Oblast Kaliningrad ( Russian: Калининград, German: Königsberg, Polish: Królewiec, Lithuanian Karaliaučius ), seaport city, capital and main city of the Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave between Poland and Lithuania with access to the Baltic Sea. ... Baltiysk (Балтийск, Polish: Piława, Lithuanian - Piliava) – known prior to 1945 by its German name, Pillau – is a Russian sea port in the strait between Vistula Bay and Gdansk Bay, called Strait of Baltiysk on the territory of Kaliningrad Oblast with about 20,000 inhabitants. ... Motto: none Voivodship Warmia-Masuria Municipal government Rada Miejska w Elblągu Mayor Henryk Słonina Area 83,32 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 130. ... Frombork is a town in northern Poland, situated on Vistula Bay in the Warmia i Mazury voivodship with a population of 2700 (in 2000). ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Napoleonic-era Danzig The Free City of Danzig (French: Ville Libre de Dantzig) was a semi-independent state established by Napoleon during the Napoleonic Wars in years 9 September 1807– 22 January 1813/1815. ...


Polish: Zalew Wiślany, Russian: Kaliningradskiy Zaliv, German: Frisches Haff.


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Baltic-Lagoon ★ Vistula Lagoon (266 words)
The Vistula Lagoon is a fresh water lagoon on the Baltic Sea cut off from Gdańsk Bay by the Vistula Spit.
The lagoon is a mouth of a few branches of the Vistula River, notably the Nogat and the Pregolya River.
Digging a canal to connect the lagoon with the Baltic Sea is in consideration as a major EU-supported project.
Reference Encyclopedia - Gdansk Bay (218 words)
The southeastern part is the Vistula Lagoon, separated by the Vistula Spit and connected to the open sea by the Strait of Baltiysk.
The bay is enclosed by a large curve of the shores of Gdańsk Pomerania in Poland (Cape Rozewie, Hel Peninsula) and the Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia (Sambian peninsula).
The Bay of Gdańsk receives the waters of the Vistula directly via three branches -- the Leniwka, the Śmiała Wisła, and the Martwa Wisła -- and indirectly via the Vistula Lagoon with 2 branches: the Nogat and the Szkarpawa.
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