Western Pomerania, in the narrower sense also called Hither Pomerania (German: Vorpommern), is the western extremity of the historic region of the Duchy, later Province of Pomerania, nowadays divided between the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany and West Pomeranian Voivodeship in Poland.
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Western Pomerania at Curlie; Pomerania at Curlie; Kuyavia and Pomerania at Curlie; Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania at Curlie; Culture and history. Pomeranian dukes castle in Szczecin (Polish, German, English) Pomeranian (German) Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Pomerania" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
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The term "West Pomerania" is ambiguous, since it may refer to either Hither Pomerania (in German usage and historical usage based on German terminology) or to combined Hither and Farther Pomerania or the West Pomeranian Voivodeship (in Polish usage).
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is low-lying and has many rivers, canals and lakes. The Stettin Lagoon lies partly in this state and partly in Poland. The state hosts the biggest German island called Rügen, and the second biggest German lake called Müritz.
Western Pomerania became Swedish Pomerania, a Swedish dominion, while Farther Pomerania became a Brandenburg-Prussian province. A series of wars affected Pomerania in the following centuries. As a consequence, most of the formerly free peasants became serfs of the nobles. 
The Western part, the Duchy of Pomerania, was declared part of the Holy Roman Empire (1181). After a brief period of Danish rule (1168/1186-1227), it remained part of Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation until 1806. 1000 years of history of the areas between Elbe, the Oder and Vistula
Putbus (German: ) is a town on the southeastern coast of the island of Rügen, in the county of Vorpommern-Rügen in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, close to the Baltic Sea. The town has 4,741 inhabitants  and is a significant tourist destination with numerous seaside resorts.
Jan 22, 2017 · Western Pomerania or Cispomerania, Hither Pomerania is the English term for German Vorpommern, the western extremity of the historic region of the duchy, later Province of Pomerania, nowadays ...
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