Szczecin

Szczecin

Szczecin (.mw-parser-output .IPA-label-small{font-size:85%}.mw-parser-output .references .IPA-label-small,.mw-parser-output .infobox .IPA-label-small,.mw-parser-output .navbox .IPA-label-small{font-size:100%}UK: /ˈʃtʃɛtʃɪn/ SHCHETCH-in,[4] US: /-tʃiːn/ -⁠een,[5][6][7] Polish: [ˈʂt͡ʂɛt͡ɕin] ⓘ; German: Stettin [ʃtɛˈtiːn] ⓘ; Swedish: Stettin [stɛˈtiːn]; Latin: Sedinum or Stetinum)[8] is the capital and largest city of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship in northwestern Poland. Located near the Baltic Sea and the German border, it is a major seaport and Poland's seventh-largest city. As of 31 December 2022,[update] the population was 391,566.[1] Szczecin is located on the Oder River, south of the Szczecin Lagoon and the Bay of Pomerania. The city is situated along the southwestern shore of Dąbie Lake, on both sides of the Oder and on several large islands between the western and eastern branches of the river. Szczecin is adjacent to the town of Police and is the urban centre of the Szczecin agglomeration, an extended metropolitan area that includes communities in the German states of Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.