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West Pomeranian Voivodeship

Coordinates: 53°25′N 14°35′E / 53.417°N 14.583°E / 53.417; 14.583
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West Pomeranian Voivodeship
Województwo zachodniopomorskie
Flag of West Pomeranian Voivodeship
Coat of arms of West Pomeranian Voivodeship
Location within Poland
Location within Poland
Division into counties
Division into counties
Coordinates (Szczecin): 53°25′N 14°35′E / 53.417°N 14.583°E / 53.417; 14.583
Country Poland
 • Total22,896 km2 (8,840 sq mi)
 • Total1,715,431
 • Density75/km2 (190/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
ISO 3166 codePL-32
Vehicle registrationZ
WebsiteZachodniopomorski Urząd Wojewódzki w Szczecinie
  • further divided into 114 gminas

West Pomeranian Voivodeship is a voivodeship (province) in northwestern Poland. Its capital and largest city is Szczecin.

It was created on January 1, 1999.

West Pomeranian Voivodeship is along the Baltic Sea coast, with many beaches, lakes and woodlands. Szczecin, Świnoujście and Police are important ports. Other major seaside towns include Międzyzdroje, Dziwnów, Kołobrzeg, and Mielno.

Protected areas[change | change source]

Wolin National Park

Protected areas in West Pomeranian Voivodeship include two National Parks and seven Landscape Parks. These are listed below.