The New International Encyclopædia/Barth
BARTH, bärt. A seaport in Pomerania, Prussia, on the bay of the same name, 17 miles northwest of Stralsund (Map: Prussia, E 1). It has a church dating from the Thirteenth Century. Among its industries are shipbuilding, beer brewing, and fish curing and packing. It also has iron foundries and machine works. Population, in 1890, 5550; in 1900, 7100. It was once the residence of the dukes of Pomerania, and from 1630 to 1815 belonged to Sweden.