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KOSLIN, or COSLIN

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 916 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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KOSLIN, or COSLIN, a town of Germany, in the Prussian province of Pomerania, at the foot of the Gollenberg (45o ft.), 5 M. from the Baltic, and 105 M. N.E. of Stettin by rail. Pop. (1905), 21,474. The town has two Evangelical and a Roman Catholic church, a gymnasium, a cadet academy and a deaf and dumb asylum. In the large market place is the statue of the Prussian king Frederick William I., erected in 1824, and there is a war memorial on the Friedrich Wilhelm Platz. The industries include the manufacture of soap, tobacco, machinery, paper, bricks and tiles, beer and other goods. Koslin was built about 1188 by the Saxons, and raised to the rank of a town in 1266. In 1532 it accepted the doctrines of the Reformation. It was severely tried in the Thirty Years' War and in the Seven Years' War, and in 1720 it was burned down. On the Gollenberg stands a monument to the memory of the Pomeranians who fell in the war of 1813-15.
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