Szczecinek

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Szczecinek (German Neustettin) is a town in Middle Pomerania, north-western Poland with some 40,000 inhabitants. Capital of Szczecinek County in West Pomeranian Voivodship since 1999, previously in Koszalin Voivodship (1950-1998).

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City name

The city was founded by duke Warcislaw IV in 1310 and the municipality was modelled after Szczecin. The initial city name was New Szczecin (In Latin: Stetin Nova, in German: Neu Stetin, Neustettin, In Polish Nowy Szczecin, Nowoszczecin 1707) but also Little Szczecin: in German: Klein Stettin, in Polish: Mały Szczecin and now Szczecinek.

Education

  • Wyższa Szkoła Kupiecka in Łódź, branch in Szczecinek

Major corporations

  • Grupa Kronospan SA
  • KPPD Szczecinek SA
  • Elmilk Sp. z o.o.

Population

Szczecinek
1940: 19,900 inhabitants (mostly Germans)
1945: 11,800 inhabitants (8.300 Poles + 3.500 Germans)
1950: 15,100 inhabitants (mostly Poles)
1960: 22,800 inhabitants
1970: 28,700 inhabitants
1975: 32,900 inhabitants
1980: 35,700 inhabitants
1990: 41,400 inhabitants
1995: 42,300 inhabitants
2000: ? inhabitants

Famous people from Szczecinek

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