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West Pomeranian Voivodship
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West Pomeranian Voivodship

The West Pomeranian Voivodship (in Polish województwo zachodniopomorskie) is an administrative region or voivodship in Western Pomerania - the northwestern part of Poland. It borders the Lubusz (Lubuskie), Greater Poland (Wielkopolskie) and Pomeranian (Pomorskie) voivodships.

It was established on 1 January 1999 out of the former Szczecin, Koszalin, and parts of neighbouring voivodships as a result of Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998. The voivodship's name recalls the region's traditional name of Western Pomerania (Pomorze Zachodnie).

This is a picturesque region of Baltic Sea coast, unspoilt nature, lakes and woodlands. Major coastal towns: Koszalin, Swinoujscie, Miedzyzdroje, Dziwnow, Kolobrzeg, and Mielno.

The capital of this administrative region is: Szczecin.
Area: 22,902 km²
Population: 1,735,900 (2003).
Population density: 76/km²
Administrative division: 21 counties, 61 cities, 114 communities

Table of contents
1 Administrative division
2 Major cities and towns
3 Major corporations
4 Tourism links

Administrative division

Major cities and towns

Major corporations

Tourism links


Poland
Voivodships of Poland
Greater Poland | Kuyavia-Pomerania | Lesser Poland | Lodz | Lower Silesia | Lublin | Lubusz | Masovia | Opole | Podlachia | Pomerania Swietokrzyskie | Silesia | Subcarpathia | Warmia and Masuria | West Pomerania
Principal cities
Warsaw | Łódź | Kraków | Wrocław; | Poznań | Gdańsk; | Szczecin | Bydgoszcz | Lublin | Katowice | Białystok; | Częstochowa; | Gdynia | Toruń Radom | Kielce | Rzeszów | Olsztyn