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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. It is nearly connected to the island of Usedom. Water from the Oder river (Odra) flows into the Szczecin Bay (in Polish Zalew Szczeciński; in German Stettiner Haff), through the strait into Pomeranian Bay (in Polish Zatoka Pomorska; in German Pommersche Bucht), which is a part of the Baltic Sea. The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe, bounded by the Scandinavian Peninsula, the mainland of Eastern Europe and Central Europe, and the Danish islands. ... A street in Ynysybwl, Wales, relatively stereotypical of a small town A town is usually an urban area which is not considered to rank as a city. ... Usedom (Polish name Uznam) is an island north of the mouth of the Oder river, where it flows into the Szczecin Bay (ger: Stettiner Haff, pol: Zalew Szczeciński). ... The Oder (or Odra) River (German: Oder, Polish/Czech: Odra, Ancient Latin: Viadua, Viadrus, Medieval Latin: Odera, Oddera) is a river in Central Europe (mostly in Poland). ... 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. ... Simplified diagram A strait is a narrow channel of water that connects two larger bodies of water, and thus lies between two land masses. ... 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. ... The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe, bounded by the Scandinavian Peninsula, the mainland of Eastern Europe and Central Europe, and the Danish islands. ...

  • Area: 265 km²
  • Highest point: Mt. Grzywacz, 115 m above sea level

Most of the island consists of forests and postglacial hills. Located in the middle is the Wolin National Park. Forest - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...


Places on Wolin island:

  • Świnoujście
  • Międzyzdroje
  • Wolin
  • Międzywodzie
  • Wisełka
  • Świętoujść
  • Wapnica
  • Chorzelin
  • Kodrąb
  • Łuskowo
  • Warnowo
  • Dargobądz
  • Lubin
  • Wicko
  • Ognica
  • Przytór
  • Łunowo
  • Mokrzyca Mała
  • Mokrzyca Wielka
  • Darzowice
  • Jarzębowo

History

An anonymous mediæval document of ca. 850, called Bavarian Geographer mentions the tribe of Volinians who have 70 strongholds (Uelunzani civitates LXX). Some have speculated that the semi-legendary settlement of Jomsborg may have been sited on the island. Events April 20 - Guntherus becomes Bishop of Cologne. ... The Bavarian Geographer is anonymous medieval document prepared in ca. ... Jomsborg was a legendary Viking settlement in Pomerania by the Baltic Sea. ...


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Wolin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (153 words)
Located in the middle is the Wolin National Park.
850, called Bavarian Geographer mentions the tribe of Volinians who have 70 strongholds (Uelunzani civitates LXX).
Some have speculated that the semi-legendary settlement of Jomsborg may have been sited on the island.
mieszko i of poland - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com (675 words)
In 978 he married Oda von Haldensleben, daughter of Dietrich (Theoderic) of Haldensleben, count of the North March (965-985), after abducting her from the monastery of Kalbe.
The early career of Mieszko was dominated by fighting with the tribes of Wieletes and Volinians south of the Baltic Sea, and their ally, the Saxon count Wichman.
Mieszko was baptised in 966 (probably under the influence of his Christian first wife or maybe in order to avoid confrontation with the Holy Roman Empire to the west) he built a church dedicated to Saint George at Gniezno and in 968 he founded the first Polish cathedral in Poznań dedicated to Saint Peter.
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