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Usedom (German: Usedom Polish: Uznam ) is a Baltic Sea island in Pomerania, since 1945 divided between Germany and Poland. It is the second biggest Pomeranian island after Rügen and before Wolin. It is situated north of the Szczecin Lagoon (Polish: Zalew Szczeciński; German: Stettiner Haff) estuary of the River Oder. About 80% of the island belongs to the German district of Vorpommern-Greifswald in the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The eastern part and the largest city on the island – Świnoujście (German name: Swinemünde), belong to the Polish West Pomeranian Voivodeship. With an annual average of 1906 sunshine hours, Usedom is the sunniest region of both Germany and Poland, and it is also the sunniest island in the Baltic Sea. Hence its nickname Sunshine Island or Sunny Island (German: Sonneninsel, Polish: Wyspa Słońca ). Its area is 445 km² (the German part 373 km²; the Polish part 72 km²). Its population is 76,500 (the German part 31,500; the Polish part 45,000).