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Świnoujście Lighthouse, also known as Swinemünde Lighthouse, is an active lighthouse in Świnoujście. At a height of (65 m) it is the fifteenth tallest "traditional lighthouse" in the world, as well as the tallest brick lighthouse, and the tallest in Poland. It is located on the east bank of the river Swina just inside the entrance.

Swinoujscie is a city and seaport on the Baltic Sea and Szczecin Lagoon, located in the extreme north-west of Poland. It is situated mainly on the islands of Usedom and Wolin, but also occupies smaller islands, of which the largest is Karsibór island, once part of Usedom, now separated by the Piast Canal (formerly the Kaiserfahrt) dug in the late 19th century to facilitate ship access to Szczecin.

Swinoujscie directly borders the German seaside resort of Ahlbeck on Usedom, both are freely connected by a street and by 12 km of beach promenade.

Since 1999, Swinoujscie has been a city with the administrative rights of a county, within West Pomeranian Voivodeship. It was previously part of Szczecin Voivodeship (1975–1998). The city lies in the geographic region of Pomerania. Swinoujście is one of the most important areas of the Szczecin metropolitan region.

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