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Colberg (Kolberg), a fortified Prussian seaport and watering-place in the old province of Pomerania and on the Persante about a mile above the point where it flows into the Baltic. It is about 170 miles from Berlin, is situated on a hill, and has three suburbs. A considerable number of people visit it for bathing, both in summer and winter. Among its public buildings is the fourteenth-century cathedral of St. Mary - one of the most remarkable churches in Pomerania. There are manufactures of woollen goods, spirits, and agricultural machines, and the salmon and lamprey fisheries are important. There is a large salt-mine in the neighbourhood. Colberg has often been besieged, the last occasion being its siege by the French in 1807.