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Friday, October 31, 2008

Szczecin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Szczecin
Oder River in Szczecin
Oder River in Szczecin
Flag of Szczecin
Flag Coat of arms of Szczecin
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Floating Garden
Motto: 'Szczecin jest otwarty'
('Szczecin is open')
Szczecin (Poland)
Szczecin
Szczecin
Coordinates: [show location on an interactive map] 53°25′N 14°35′E / 53.417, 14.583
Country Poland
Voivodeship West Pomeranian
County city county
Established 8th century
Town rights 1243
Government
- Mayor Piotr Krzystek
Area
- City 301 km² (116.2 sq mi)
Population (2007)
- City 407,811
- Density 1,354.9/km² (3,509.1/sq mi)
- Metro 777,000
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code PL-70-017
to 71-871
Area code(s) +48 91
Car plates ZS
Website: http://www.szczecin.pl
City Hall
The Old Town Hall, now the city's history museum
The Old Town was rebuilt in the late 1990s, consisting of new buildings, some of which were reconstructions of buildings destroyed in WWII
The town's fortifications as seen in 1642
Harbour as seen in 1900"

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