Świnoujście facts for kids

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Flag of Świnoujście
Image:POL Świnoujście COA 1.svg
Coat of arms
Location of Świnoujście
Country  Poland
Voivodeship West Pomeranian
County City County
Established 12th century
Town rights 1765
 • Total 197.23 km2 (76.15 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 41,516
 • Density 210.495/km2 (545.180/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 72-600 to 72-612
Area code(s) +48 091
Car plates ZSW
Website http://www.swinoujscie.pl/

Świnoujście [ɕfʲinɔˈui̯ɕt​͡ɕɛ] ( listen) (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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