Karlino

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Karlino
Market square
Market square
Flag of Karlino
Flag
Coat of arms of Karlino
Coat of arms
Karlino is located in Poland
Karlino
Karlino
Coordinates: 54°2′21″N 15°52′43″E / 54.03917°N 15.87861°E / 54.03917; 15.87861
Country  Poland
Voivodeship West Pomeranian
County Białogard
Gmina Karlino
Area
 • Total 9.21 km2 (3.56 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 5,794
 • Density 630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Postal code 78-230
Website www.karlino.home.pl

Karlino [karˈlʲinɔ] (German: Körlin an der Persante) is a town in Białogard County, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland. It has a population of 5,729 (2004). Up to 1945 it was part of Germany, a town in the Province of Pomerania.

The town is known in Poland for an oil gusher at a nearby exploration oil well, which erupted and caught fire on December 9, 1980. It burned until January 14, 1981 when it was finally put out, after dominating the news for weeks. However, the hopes for oil riches which this event engendered were brief, and in the end the amount of oil discovered was not sufficient for profitable production.

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Coordinates: 54°02′N 15°52′E / 54.033°N 15.867°E / 54.033; 15.867