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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 Reogranization 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

Administrative division

Major cities and towns

Voivodships of Poland:
Greater Poland Voivodship  |  Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodship  |  Lesser Poland Voivodship  |  Lodz Voivodship  |  Lower Silesian Voivodship  |  Lublin Voivodship  |  Lubusz Voivodship  |  Masovian Voivodship  |  Opole Voivodship  |  Subcarpathian Voivodship  |  Podlasie Voivodship  |  Pomeranian Voivodship  |  Swietokrzyskie Voivodship  |  Silesian Voivodship  |  Warmian-Masurian Voivodship  |  West Pomeranian Voivodship