Szczecin

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Szczecin (Stettin) City in nw Poland near the mouth of the River Oder, only 10km (6mi) from the German border. From 1720, Szczecin acted as the main port for Berlin. The city returned to Poland by the Potsdam Conference in 1945. Industries: shipbuilding, ironworks, chemicals. Pop. (1999) 416,988.