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Poland - Western Pomerania

The Wespomeranian Region

West Pomerania is one of the five largest regions in Poland. The capital of the region is Szczecin – the city with almost a half of million inhabitants located near Polish-German border, the seat of many regional institutions and universities and the biggest city of Euroregion Pomerania. Development of West Pomerania is determined by its location in the Baltic Sea Region, at the Crossroads of North-South and East-West trade axes, near Scandinavia and Berlin. Modern sea ports, navigable Odra river fairway and fruitful Polish-German cross-border cooperation also have positive impact on economic growth of the region.

  photo: Maciej Tylewski

The Region’s development potential is also determined by its education resources. There are 22 institutions of higher education in Western Pomerania with almost 100 000 students. Universities such as the Pomeranian Medical University, University of Szczecin, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Maritime University and the Szczecin Academy of Art together with private institutions educate qualified personnel for the labour market. The most cultural attractions, such as numerous music concerts, film festivals, theater performances, can be found in Szczecin, the capital of the region.


West Pomerania is also peculiar cultural melting pot. The borderline climate, traditions brought from different parts of the world by the settlers after World War Two and the constantly build identity of our regional community are reflected in rich and diverse social and cultural events of the region. Historical and cultural events of the region. Historical and cultural trials crossing the Regions refer to pre-Slavic culture, the medieval times, Pomeranian reign and modern times.






Contact details:

Country: Poland

Region: Wespomeranian Region

Contact Person: Małgorzata Ludwiczek

Organization: Secretariat for Youth of The Westpomeranian Region

Homepage: www.mlodziez.wzp.pl

Postal address: ul. Piłsudskiego 40-42, 70-421 Szczecin

Phone: +48 914210322

fax: +48 914211141

Surface: 22 892 km²

Capital of the region: Szczecin

  photo: Marek Czasnojc

Other bigger cities: Koszalin, Stargard Szczeciński, Świnoujście

Population: 1 700 000

Nearest airports: Szczecin-Goleniów, Berlin

Currency: złoty

  photo: Marcin Somerlik