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West Pomeranian Voivodeship

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The West Pomeranian Voivodeship, also known as the West Pomerania Province,[2][lower-alpha 1] is a voivodeship (province) in northwestern Poland. Its capital and largest city is Szczecin.[3] Its area equals 22 892.48 km² (8,838.84 sq mi),[4] and in 2021, it was inhabited by 1,682,003 people.[5]

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West Pomeranian Voivodeship
Województwo zachodniopomorskie
Location within Poland.
Division into counties.
Coordinates (Szczecin): 53°25′N 14°35′E
Country Poland
Capital Szczecin
  BodyExecutive board
  VoivodeZbigniew Bogucki
  MarshalOlgierd Geblewicz
  EPLubusz and West Pomeranian
  Total22,892.48 km2 (8,838.84 sq mi)
  Density73/km2 (190/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codePL-32
Vehicle registrationZ
HDI (2019)0.869[1]
very high · 11th

It was established on 1 January 1999, out of the former Szczecin and Koszalin Voivodeships and parts of Gorzów, Piła and Słupsk Voivodeships, pursuant to the Polish local government reforms adopted in 1998. It borders on Pomeranian Voivodeship to the east, Greater Poland Voivodeship to the southeast, Lubusz Voivodeship to the south, the German federal-states of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and Brandenburg to the west, and the Baltic Sea to the north.[3]