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Wolin

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Wolin 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 nearly connected to the island of Usedom. Water from the Oder river (Odra) flows into the Szczecin Bay (in Polish Zalew Szczeciński; in German Stettiner Haff), through the strait into Pomeranian Bay (in Polish Zatoka Pomorska; in German Pommersche Bucht), which is a part of the Baltic Sea.

  • Area: 265 km²
  • Highest point: Mt. Grzywacz, 115 m above sea level

Most of the island consists of forests and postglacial hills. Located in the middle is the Wolin National Park.

Places on Wolin island:


History

An anonymous medival document of ca. 850, called Bavarian Geographer mentions the tribe of Volinians who have 70 strongholds (Uelunzani civitates LXX). Some have speculated that the semi-legendary settlement of Jomsborg may have been sited on the island.de:Wolin nl:Wolin no:Wolin pl:Wolin (wyspa) sv:Wolin

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