Świnoujście

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Świnoujście
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Location of Świnoujście
Świnoujście is located in Poland
Świnoujście
Świnoujście
Coordinates: 53°55′N 14°15′E / 53.917°N 14.250°E / 53.917; 14.250
Country Poland
VoivodeshipWest Pomeranian
CountyCity County
Established12th century
Town rights1765
Government
 • MayorJanusz Żmurkiewicz
Area
 • Total197.23 km2 (76.15 sq mi)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total41,516
 • Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
72-600 to 72-612
Area code(s)+48 091
Car platesZSW
ClimateCfb
Websitehttp://www.swinoujscie.pl/

Świnoujście [ɕfʲinɔˈui̯ɕt͡ɕɛ] (About this soundlisten) (German: Swinemünde) is a town in Pomerania, northwestern Poland, with about 42,000 people (as of 2006). It is situated on the Swina river, which flows into the Baltic Sea. In Świnoujście is the largest and longest beach in Poland. Świnoujście is also a health resort and has a modern harbour.

The port can handle of dry bulk and general cargo (especially coal, ore and chemical materials).

The ferry terminal (run by the Polish Baltic Shipping Company) provides ferry berths and facilities for passenger services to Sweden and Denmark. There are lines to Malmo in Sweden, Copenhagen and Ronne (Bornholm) in Denmark.

There are also facilities for deep-sea fishing, fish processing, and ship repair services.

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