Kamień Pomorski [ˈkamʲɛɲ pɔˈmɔrskʲi] (German: Cammin or Kammin; Kashubian: Kamién) is a town in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship of northwestern Poland. The capital of Kamień County, the town had 9,129 inhabitants as of June 30, 2008.
The town became the seat of a bishopric in 1176 and a Pomeranian diocese. From time to time the Dukes of Pomerania would also reside in the town, as it is located in Farther Pomerania. By 1228 the Dominicans were involved in the town's religious affairs, and in 1274 it received Lübeck city rights.
Sweden acquired control of the town at the Peace of Westphalia ending the Thirty Years' War in 1648. Acquired by Brandenburg-Prussia in 1679, the town was made part of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701. From then until 1945 it remained part of the Kingdom of Prussia, and later Germany. It was administered as part of the Prussian Province of Pomerania.
The town was placed under Polish administration by the Allies at the Potsdam Conference in 1945 after World War II. German residents who had not fled before the Red Army were expelled and replaced with Poles.
The town is close to Zalew Kamieński (Kamień Bay). There are some notable landmarks, the most famous being the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (Polish: Katedra św. Jana Chrzciciela). The cathedral is one of Poland's official national Historic Monuments (Pomnik historii), as designated September 1, 2005 and tracked by the National Heritage Board of Poland.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Kamień Pomorski is twinned with:
Wolin Gate and Piast Tower, remnants of medieval city walls in Kamień Pomorski.
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.
Alternate view of the cathedral.
Coordinates: 53°58′N 14°46′E / 53.967°N 14.767°E