Kamień Pomorski

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Kamień Pomorski
Kamień Pomorski Town Hall and Market Square
Kamień Pomorski Town Hall and Market Square
Coat of arms of Kamień Pomorski
Coat of arms
Kamień Pomorski is located in Poland
Kamień Pomorski
Kamień Pomorski
Coordinates: 53°58′11″N 14°47′9″E / 53.96972°N 14.78583°E / 53.96972; 14.78583
Country  Poland
Voivodeship West Pomeranian
County Kamień
Gmina Kamień Pomorski
Government
 • Mayor Bronisław Grzegorz Karpiński
Area
 • Total 10.75 km2 (4.15 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 9,129
 • Density 850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 72-400
Car plates ZKA
Website www.kamienpomorski.pl

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.

History[edit]

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.

Tourism[edit]

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 1st, 2005 and tracked by the National Heritage Board of Poland.

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Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Kamień Pomorski is twinned with:

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Coordinates: 53°58′N 14°46′E / 53.967°N 14.767°E / 53.967; 14.767