Nowe Warpno

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Nowe Warpno
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Town Hall in Nowe Warpno from 1697 is one of the most distinctive town halls in Poland
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Nowe Warpno
Coordinates: 53°43′N14°16′E / 53.717°N 14.267°E / 53.717; 14.267
CountryFlag of Poland.svg  Poland
Voivodeship West Pomeranian
County Police
Gmina Nowe Warpno
Area
  Total24.56 km2 (9.48 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
  Total1,170
  Density48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Postal code
72-022

Nowe Warpno [ˈnɔvɛ ˈvarpnɔ] (Kashubian : Nowô Wôrpino; formerly German : Neuwarp) is a historic town in northwestern Poland, within Police County in West Pomeranian Voivodeship. It lies on the shore of the Szczecin Lagoon, at the border with Germany. It is the seat of the urban-rural administrative district called Gmina Nowe Warpno. The town, located in the historic Western Pomerania, is known for its lagoon marina, a seventeenth-century timber-framed town hall and old core.

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The town's population is 1,170 (according to figures for 2006). The rural part of its gmina has the lowest population density of any such division in Poland, with only 2.09 persons/km2; the town's density (48.8/km2) raises the overall population density of the gmina to 7.88/km2, still the fourth lowest in Poland.

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Port of Nowe Warpno

The town is on the inlet of Neuwarp Bay on the southern shore of the Szczecin Lagoon. Across an 800 m wide strait lies the village of Altwarp in the German part of Pomerania. (Alt and Neu mean "old" and "new" in German; in Polish Nowe also means "new".) A small uninhabited island being part of Nowe Warpno lies only 70 m off the coast of Altwarp.

A ferry runs between Nowe Warpno and Altwarp (Stare Warpno) across the German border. There used to be a duty-free shop on board, but this ended when Poland joined the European Union.

Nearby Podgrodzie is in Nowe Warpno district (in the past it was a separate locality). It lies on a picturesque headland with several vacation centres.

Nowe Warpno is a popular destination for regional tourism, and international tourists, mainly from Germany. Available accommodation in the town includes a resort, a marina, camping, a guest house, and rooms in private homes.

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    Coordinates: 53°43′25″N14°17′00″E / 53.72361°N 14.28333°E / 53.72361; 14.28333