Mielno

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Mielno
Village
Coat of arms of Mielno
Coat of arms
Mielno is located in Poland
Mielno
Mielno
Coordinates: 54°15′36″N 16°3′39″E / 54.26000°N 16.06083°E / 54.26000; 16.06083
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship West Pomeranian
County Koszalin County
Gmina Mielno
Highest elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Lowest elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Population 2,200
Website http://www.mielno.pl
Mielno beach

Mielno [ˈmjɛlnɔ] (formerly German Groß Möllen until 1945) is a large coastal village in Koszalin County, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-western Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Mielno.[1] It lies approximately 12 kilometres (7 mi) north-west of Koszalin and 135 km (84 mi) north-east of the regional capital Szczecin. The village has a population of 2,200.

Mielno is a well-known tourist destination with sandy beaches on the Baltic Sea coast. It lies on a spit between the sea and the large Jamno lake. It is contiguous with the neighbouring resort of Unieście.

Gąski is one of three sites selected by Polish power company PGE in November 2011 to host a nuclear power station with a capacity of 3 gigawatts. In February 2012, residents voted overwhelmingly against the plan. Some 94 percent of the 2,389 people who took part in a referendum opposed the plant and only 5 percent supported it.[2]

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Coordinates: 54°15′36″N 16°3′39″E / 54.26000°N 16.06083°E / 54.26000; 16.06083