Off the west coast, which is very irregular, lie the islands of Riigen, Usedom and Wollin; the coast of Farther Pomerania is smooth in outline and is bordered with dunes, or sandbanks.
Usedom, who was also responsible for those of the Bosporus.
USEDOM, an island of Germany, in the Prussian province of Pomerania, lying off the Baltic coast, and separated by the Swine from the island of Wollin, which together with it divides the Stettiner Haff from the open sea.
Swinemunde and Usedom (pop. 1700) are the chief towns, and Heringsdorf, Ahlbeck and Zinnowitz are frequented watering-places.
See Gadebusch, Chronik der Insel Usedom (Anklam, 1863), and C. Muller, Die Seebcider der Inseln Usedom and Wollin (6th ed., Berlin, 1896).