Szczecin is located in the northwest of Poland, in the lower reaches of the Oder River, in the north near the Baltic Sea's steddin Bay and Pomeranian Bay, including the southwest lakeside of dongbie lake and the two banks of Oder River, as well as several large islands between the East and West branches of the river. The third largest port in the country, the capital of shicheqing province. It forms a port complex with sivinouihiche on the island of uzdom. The population is 397000 (1984). In the 17th century, it was the capital of the Principality of West Pomerania. In 1720, it was occupied by Prussia and named steddin. It was ceded to Poland in 1945. Economic and cultural center. There are many economic sectors, among which shipbuilding is the largest; There are also steel, machinery (cranes and precision instruments), automobiles, tires, chemicals (fertilizers, paints, pigments), building materials (cement, glass, ceramics), paper making, leather, textile and food processing industries. It is an ocean fishing base and river port, and also a transshipment port for some import and export goods of Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Germany. There are many institutions of higher learning in marine, industrial, agricultural, medical and so on.
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The Port of Szczecin (Port Code: PLSZZ) is a Polish seaport and deep-water harbour in Szczecin, Poland. It is located at the Oder and Regalica rivers in the Lower Oder Valley, off the Szczecin Lagoon. Owned by Government of Poland, it has 103 wharfs. As one of the largest port complexes on the Baltic Sea, the port comprises the main areas of Szczecin and Swinoujscie. Cargoes handled include dry and liquid bulk, containers heavy-lift, Ro-Ro, passengers, forest products, reefer, liquefied gas, project and breakbulk. In 2006, the port handled 9,965 thousand tons of cargo, comprising 16.5% of all cargo traffic in Polish seaports. In 2007, the port was entered by 2895 ships with gross tonnage of more than 100.
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