The Old City is situated on the banks of the Elblag River, connecting Lake Druzno to the Vistula Lagoon. The city was extensively damaged during World War II and destroyed completely. The existing houses were broken down by the Communists and used for rebuilding the destroyed cities of Gdansk and Warsaw. Though the western bank part of the city is completely gone after the devastating war.
The present city occupies over 50% of the area between Lake Druzno and Elblag Bay, an arm of the Vistula Lagoon, and extends on both the sides of the river, specially to the east. The overall view of Elblag gives the appearance of ridges and pastures
Elblag has flat lands to its west. This part of the city is used mainly for agricultural reasons. The scenery to the west shows flat fields extending up to the horizon; while to the south there are marshy lands and swamps of Druzno. The Elblag Canal connects Lake Druzno with Drweca River and Lake Jeziorak, which is a popular tourist site.
Elblag is not a deep-water port. One of its special features is heavy machinery in a naturally beautified city.
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