10 Interesting Facts About Szczecin

Szczecin Facts


Facts About Szczecin

  1. Szczecin and Stettin are the Polish and German equivalents of the same name, which is of Slavic origin, though the exact etymology is the subject of ongoing research.
  2. The recorded history of Szczecin began in the eighth century, as Vikings and West Slavs settled Pomerania. The Slavs erected a new stronghold on the site of the modern castle.
  3. Szczecin has been the capital of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship since 1999.
  4. The Port of Szczecin is the third-largest port in Poland and handles almost 10 million tons of cargo annually
  5. Every year in September the men’s tennis tournament Pekao Szczecin Open is held in Szczecin.
  6. Szczecin is located on the river Oder, 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.
  7. Szczecin is the capital and largest city of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship in northwestern Poland.
  8. The Population of Szczecin is 401,907, as of 2019.
  9. Szczecin is twinned with: Bari, Italy; Bremerhaven, Germany; Dnipro, Ukraine; Esbjerg, Denmark; Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Germany; Greifswald, Germany; Jinan, China; Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom; Klaipėda, Lithuania; Malmö, Sweden; Murmansk, Russia; Rostock, Germany & St. Louis, United States.
  10. Szczecin has served as the site of the headquarters of NATO’s Multinational Corps Northeast.

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