city with powiat rights in West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
Świnoujście [ɕfʲinɔˈui̯ɕt͡ɕɛ] (listen) (German: Swinemünde) is a town in Pomerania, northwestern Poland, with about 42,000 people (as of 2006[update]). It is on the Swina river, which flows into the Baltic Sea. In Świnoujście is the largest and longest beach in Poland. Świnoujście is also a health resort and has a modern harbour.
|Coordinates: 53°55′N 14°15′E / 53.917°N 14.250°E|
|• Mayor||Janusz Żmurkiewicz|
|• Total||197.23 km2 (76.15 sq mi)|
|Elevation||5 m (16 ft)|
|• Density||210/km2 (550/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
72-600 to 72-612
|Area code(s)||+48 091|
The port can handle of dry bulk and general cargo (especially coal, ore and chemical materials).
The ferry terminal (run by the Polish Baltic Shipping Company) provides ferry berths and facilities for passenger services to Sweden and Denmark. There are lines to Malmo in Sweden, Copenhagen and Ronne (Bornholm) in Denmark.
There are also facilities for deep-sea fishing, fish processing, and ship repair services.
- Official website of Świnoujście (in English, Polish, and German)
- Tourist Information for Swinemünde (in German and Polish)