Mielno

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Mielno
Town
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 3,174 (2,015)
Website http://www.mielno.pl
Mielno beach

Mielno [ˈmjɛlnɔ] is a coastal town 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 town has a population of 3,200.

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.

Before 1945 the town was part of Germany and known as Groß Möllen. After World War II the region was placed under Polish administration by the Potsdam Agreement under territorial changes demanded by the Soviet Union. Most Germans fled or were expelled and were replaced with Poles expelled from the Polish areas annexed by the Soviet Union.

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