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Coordinates: Coordinates: 54°10′0″N 19°24′0″E / 54.16667°N 19.40000°E / 54.16667; 19.40000
VoivodeshipWarmian-Masurian
Countycity county
Established1237
City rights1246
Government
 • MayorWitold Wróblewski
Area
 • Total79,82 km2 (3,082 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total124 257
 • Density1,588.2/km2 (4,113/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
82-300 to 82-315
Car platesNE
Websitehttp://www.umelblag.pl

Elblag (German: Elbing Latin: Elbinga) is a city in northern Poland on the eastern edge of the Żuławy region with 124,257 inhabitants (December 31, 2011). Elbląg is one of the oldest cities in the province and in Poland.

Geometry

Elbląg is located about 55 kilometres (34 miles) south-east of Gdańsk and 90 km (56 mi) south-west of Kaliningrad, Russia. The city is a port on the river Elbląg, which flows into the Vistula Lagoon about 10 km (6 mi) to the north, thus giving the city access to the Baltic Sea via the Russian-controlled Strait of Baltiysk. The Old Town (Polish: Stare Miasto) is located on the river Elbląg connecting Lake Drużno to the Vistula Lagoon, about 10 km (6 mi) from the lagoon and 60 km (37 mi) from Gdańsk.

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