Wolin

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Wolin (Pomeranian Wòlin, German: Wollin) 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 separated from the island of Usedom by the Świna river, and from mainland Pomerania by the Dziwna river. Origins of the name are unknown, probably it is of Slavic origin, in the old Slavic language the word "wolyn" meant a wetland, and in the course of the time, it was Germanised.

Water from the river Oder (Polish: Odra) flows into the Szczecin Lagoon. From there it flows through the Peene (to the west of Usedom), Świna and Dziwna into the Bay of Pomerania, which is part of the Baltic Sea.

  • Area: 265 km²
  • Highest point: Mount Grzywacz, 116 m above sea level

Most of the island consists of forests and postglacial hills. Located in the middle is the Wolin National Park. The island is a main tourist attraction of northwestern Poland, and it is crossed by several specially marked tourist trails, such as 73-kilometer long trail from Międzyzdroje to Dziwnówek. There is a main, electrified rail line, which connects Szczecin and Swinoujscie, also across the island goes an international road E65 (national road 3 / S3 expressway), which crosses Europe from north to south.

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Places on Wolin

(German names are in parentheses)

  • Chorzelin
  • Dargobądz (Dargebanz)
  • Darzowice (Darsewitz)
  • Domyslow (Dannenberg)
  • Dziwnów (Berg Dievenow)
  • Jarzębowo (Jarmbow)
  • Kodrąb (Codram, 1937-45 Kodram)
  • Ładzin (Rehberg)
  • Lubin (Lüben)
  • Łunowo (Haferhorst)
  • Łuskowo (Lüskow)
  • Międzywodzie (Heidebrink)
  • Międzyzdroje (Misdroy)
  • Mokrzyca Mała (Klein Mokratz)
  • Mokrzyca Wielka (Groß Mokratz)
  • Ognica (Werder)
  • Przytór (Pritter)
  • Rabiąż (Fernosfelde)
  • Świętoujść (Swantuss)
  • Świnoujście (Swinemünde)
  • Warnowo (Warnow)
  • Wapnica (Kalkofen)
  • Wicko (Vietzig)
  • Wisełka (Neuendorf)
  • Wolin (Wollin)

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