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  1. West Pomeranian Voivodeship - Wikipedia › wiki › Western_Pomeranian_Voivodship

    The Polish districts of the historical region Western Pomerania (the 3 westernmost districts of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship) had a population of about 520,000 in 2012 (cities of Szczecin, Świnoujście and Police County combined) – while the German districts had a population of about 470,000 in 2012 (Vorpommern-Rügen and Vorpommern ...

    • 22,896 km² (8,840 sq mi)
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  2. Talk:Western Pomerania - Wikipedia › wiki › Talk:Western_Pomerania

    Sources I perused in Google Books favour "Western" but this usually refers to the current Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Controlling for those and looking at the remaining sources, I get a lot of cases where "Western" refers to Pomorze Zachodnie or the whole of the former Province and Duchy of Pomerania , i.e. "narrow Pomerania" or Hither and ...

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    It is commonly called West Pomerania. (Mecklenburg-West Pomerania gets more than 9000 hits), and sometimes also Hither Pomerania (as opposed presumably to Thither Pomerania) (369 Google hits). Adam03:51, 14 Nov 2003 (UTC) To be very precise, Vorpommern is a part of Western Pomerania. However, I changed it from Fore Pomerania (7 hits) to Vorpommern (45,500 google hits, English pages only) -- Nico04:03, 14 Nov 2003 (UTC)

    I wish whoever moved this page had used the proper page moving procedures. The new name, Hither Pomerania, is somewhat problematic. While I generally am a strong supporter of the Use English policy, in this case it seems to have produced a bizarre result. Hither is a reasonable translation of Vor-, but it is also an archaic word that it is hard for a modern English speaker to say with a straight face. Probably for this reason, Hither Pomerania is not a term that is widely used: the commonly accepted English version of Vorpommern, as used by the lander and others, is Western Pomerania. While I appreciate that use of this name would cause disambiguation problems, it is still what this page should be called.--Stonemad GB11:33, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

    I commented out the following sentence as it is wrong: The postwar Land was reconstituted as Mecklenburg-Vorpommern prior to German reunificationin 1990. In fact the historic names and borders of the states weren't used in East Germany. Instead East Germany was divided into countys (1952-1990; Bezirk) with that part of Vorpommern belonging to "Bezirk Neubrandenburg" and "Bezirk Schwerin". However after 1990 the Land was reconstituted as Mecklenburg-Vorpommern --Splette :) How's my driving?03:21, 29 November 2006 (UTC) 1. It wasn't wrong at all. Mecklenburg, like the other postwar Länder in East Germany, was indeed abolished in 1952, replaced by Bezirke, and then reconstituted in 1990, with minor border adjustments and the readdition of "Vorpommern" to the name. "Postwar" does not imply that these states were always in existence after the war, and the article did refer to the Bezirke replacing Mecklenburg. I've re-added the sentence with a couple of changes; while the state was indee...

    Looking at google (English!) resulst and using common sense, there should no doubt the article can't stay under "Hither Pomerania". It is odd and, to say the least, nonsense. Vorpommern should be used instead, in my view. Please also look at for further arguments. Smaller countries, e.g. Denmark, Estonia, Sweden, etc. didn't bother to translate Vorpommern at all, but rather used the German version instead. Bearing in mind that there is no ideal English translation of "Vor" why not follow their lead. Likedeeler18:03, 9 April 2007 (UTC) 1. 1.1. According to the discussion about Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (see here: Talk:Mecklenburg-Vorpommern#Requested_move, I think it would be good to move this article to Vorpommern. Likedeeler16:38, 19 April 2007 (UTC) 1. 1.1. 1.1.1. I have been working on a rewrite and thought about that, but honestly, this article has a different slant from the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern one, which is primari...

    During disambiguation exercise I was unable to cope with Stolpe and Scandinavian settlements. Somebody with knowledge of subject could do that. --Ruziklan (talk) 19:32, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

    This section seems to be written so as to purposefully omit any mention of Boleslaw Wrymouth's conquest of the area in 1121 - it pretends it was Wartislaw who did it - or his role in initiating the missions of Otto of Bamberg - again it pretends that Wartislaw did this. The section is hence very POV. When I have a bit more time I'll rewrite it but for now it needs to be tagged appropriately.Volunteer Marek17:48, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

    History section lacks information about Nazi atrocities in the region. This should be rectified.--MyMoloboaccount (talk) 21:39, 13 February 2014 (UTC) misleading. This is only one meaning of this term. And it's hard to say whether this is the more important. Consider moving this article to Vorpommern, Hither Pomerania or Cispomerania, with the Western Pomerania disambiguating. Propositum (talk) 11:44, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

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  5. Pomeranian State Museum - Wikipedia › wiki › Pomeranian_Museum

    The Pomeranian State Museum (German: Pommersches Landesmuseum) in Greifswald, Western Pomerania, is a public museum primarily dedicated to Pomeranian history and arts. The largest exhibitions show archeological findings and artefacts from the Pomerania region and paintings, e.g. of Caspar David Friedrich, a Greifswald local, such as Ruins of Eldena Abbey in the Riesengebirge.

  6. Pomerelia - Wikipedia › wiki › Pomeralia

    Pomerelia (German: Pomerellen, Pommerellen), also referred to as Eastern Pomerania or Gdańsk Pomerania (Polish: Pomorze Wschodnie, Pomorze Gdańskie), is a historical sub-region of Pomerania, in northern Poland. Pomerelia lay on the southern shore of the Baltic Sea, west of the Vistula river and east of the Łeba river.

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    Pomera­nia is the area along the Bay of Pomera­nia of the Baltic Sea be­tween the rivers Reck­nitz and Trebel in the west and Vis­tula in the east. It for­merly reached per­haps as far south as the Notećriver, but since the 13th cen­tury its south­ern bound­ary has been placed fur­ther north.


    Most of the re­gion is coastal low­land, being part of the Cen­tral Eu­ro­pean Plain, but its south­ern, hilly parts be­long to the Baltic Ridge, a belt of ter­mi­nal moraines formed dur­ing the Pleis­tocene. Within this ridge, a chain of moraine-dammed lakes con­sti­tutes the Pomeran­ian Lake Dis­trict. The soil is gen­er­ally rather poor, some­times sandy or marshy. The west­ern coast­line is jagged, with many penin­su­las (such as Darß–Zingst) and is­lands (in­clud­ing Rügen, Use­dom, and...


    The Pomeran­ian re­gion has the fol­low­ing ad­min­is­tra­tive di­vi­sions: 1. Hither Pomerania (Vorpommern) in northeastern Germany, stretching from the Recknitz river to the Oder–Neisse line. This region is part of the federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The southernmost part of historical Vorpommern (the Gartz area) is now in Brandenburg, while its historical eastern parts (the Oder estuary) are now in Poland. Vorpommern comprises the historical regions inhabited by Western Slavic tri...

    In Le­chitic lan­guages the pre­fix "po-" means along; un­like the word "po", which means after. Po­morze, there­fore, means Along the Sea. This con­struc­tion is sim­i­lar to to­ponyms Pogórze (Along the Mountains), Pole­sie (Along the Forest), Porzecze (Along the River), etc. Pomera­nia was first men­tioned in an im­pe­r­ial doc­u­ment of 1046, re­fer­ring to a Ze­muzil dux Bomeranorum (Ze­muzil, Duke of the Pomeranians). Pomera­nia is men­tioned re­peat­edly in the chron­i­cles of Adam of Bre­men (c. 1070) and Gal­lus Anony­mous(ca. 1113).

    Prehistory to the Middle Ages

    Set­tle­ment in the area called Pomera­nia for the last 1,000 years started by the end of the Vis­tula Glacial Stage, some 13,000 years ago. Arche­o­log­i­cal traces have been found of var­i­ous cul­tures dur­ing the Stone and Bronze Age, Baltic peo­ples, Ger­manic peo­ples and Veneti dur­ing the Iron Age and, in the Dark Ages, West Slavic tribes and Vikings. Start­ing in the 10th cen­tury, early Pol­ish rulers sub­dued the re­gion, suc­cess­fully in­te­grat­ing the east­ern part with Poland,...

    Renaissance (circa 1400–1700) to Early Modern Age

    In 1466, with the Teu­tonic Order's de­feat in the Thir­teen Years' War, Pomere­lia be­came again sub­ject to the Pol­ish Crown and formed the Pomeran­ian Voivode­ship within the province of Royal Prus­sia. While the Ger­man pop­u­la­tion in the Duchy of Pomera­nia adopted the Protes­tant re­for­ma­tion in 1534, the Pol­ish (along with Kashu­bian) pop­u­la­tion re­mained with the Roman Catholic Church. The Thirty Years' War se­verely rav­aged and de­pop­u­lated nar­row Pomera­nia; few years l...

    Modern Age

    Prus­sia gained the south­ern parts of Swedish Pomera­nia in 1720,:341–343 in­vaded and an­nexed Pomere­lia from Poland in 1772 and 1793, and gained the re­main­der of Swedish Pomera­nia in 1815, after the Napoleonic Wars.:363, 364 The for­mer Bran­den­burg-Pruss­ian Pomera­nia and the for­mer Swedish parts were re­or­ga­nized into the Pruss­ian Province of Pomera­nia,:366 while Pomere­lia was made part of the Province of West Prus­sia. With Prus­sia, both provinces joined the newly con­sti­t...

    West­ern Pomera­nia is in­hab­ited by Ger­man Pomera­ni­ans. In the east­ern parts, Poles are the dom­i­nat­ing eth­nic group since the ter­ri­to­r­ial changes of Poland after World War II, and the re­sult­ing Pol­o­niza­tion. Kashu­bians, de­scen­dants of the me­dieval West Slavic Pomera­ni­ans, are nu­mer­ous in rural Pomere­lia.

    Languages and dialects

    In the Ger­man part of Pomera­nia, Stan­dard Ger­man and the East Low Ger­man Meck­len­bur­gisch-Vor­pom­mer­schand Cen­tral Pomeran­ian di­alects are spo­ken, though Stan­dard Ger­man dom­i­nates. Pol­ish is the dom­i­nat­ing lan­guage in the Pol­ish part; Kashu­bian di­alects are also spo­ken by the Kashu­bians in Pomere­lia. East Pomeran­ian, the East Low Ger­man di­alect of Far­ther Pomera­nia and west­ern Pomere­lia, Low Pruss­ian, the East Low Ger­man di­alect of east­ern Pomere­lia, an...


    1. For typical food and beverages of the region, see Pomeranian cuisine.


    The Pomeran­ian State Mu­seum in Greif­swald, ded­i­cated to the his­tory of Pomera­nia, has a va­ri­ety of arche­o­log­i­cal find­ings and arte­facts from the dif­fer­ent pe­ri­ods cov­ered in this ar­ti­cle. At least 50 mu­se­ums in Poland cover the his­tory of Pomera­nia, the most im­por­tant of them being the Na­tional Mu­seum in Gdańsk, the Cen­tral Pomera­nia Mu­seum in Słupsk, the Darłowo Mu­seum, the Kosza­lin Mu­seum, and the Na­tional Mu­seum in Szczecin.

    Agri­cul­ture pri­mar­ily con­sists of rais­ing live­stock, forestry, fish­ery, and the cul­ti­va­tion of ce­re­als, sugar beets, and pota­toes. In­dus­trial food pro­cess­ing is in­creas­ingly rel­e­vant in the re­gion. Key pro­duc­ing in­dus­tries are ship­yards, me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing fa­cil­i­ties (i.a. re­new­able en­ergy com­po­nents), and sugar re­finer­ies, along with paper and wood fabricators. Ser­vice in­dus­tries today are an im­por­tant eco­nom­i­cal fac­tor in Pomera­nia, most no­tably with lo­gis­tics, in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy, life sci­ence, biotech­nol­ogy, health care, and other high-tech branches often clus­ter­ingaround re­search fa­cil­i­ties of the Pomeran­ian uni­ver­si­ties. Since the late 19th cen­tury, tourism has been an im­por­tant sec­tor of the econ­omy, pri­mar­ily in the nu­mer­ous sea­side re­sortsalong the coast.

    Stral­sund, one of sev­eral Hanseatic cities built in typ­i­cal Brick Gothicstyle.
    Ruins of Au­gus­tini­ans' clois­ter in Jasienica, Po­lice.
    Cathe­dral Basil­ica of the As­sump­tion in Pelplin, one of the largest churches in Poland
    Teu­tonic Knights' cas­tle in Gniew, Pomere­lia.

    Internet directories

    1. Western Pomerania at Curlie 2. Pomerania at Curlie 3. Kuyavia and Pomerania at Curlie 4. Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania at Curlie

    Culture and history

    1. Pomeranian dukes castle in Szczecin (Polish, German, English) 2. Pomeranian (German) 3. Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Pomerania" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 4. Collection of historical eBooks about Pomerania (German) 5. Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Pomerania" . Encyclopædia Britannica(11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.

    Maps of Pomerania

    1. Map of Pomerania as in 1905, in German Wikipedia 2. Woiewództwa Pomorskie i Małborskie oraz Pomerania Elektorska, G.B.A.Rizzi-Zannoni 1772 3. FEEFHS Map Room: German Empire - East (1882) - Pommern (Pomerania), Prussia 4. Pomerania in 1789

  8. Western Pomeranian Voivodeship is a voivodeship (province) in northwestern Poland. Prior to World War II, it was part of Pomerania (Pommern), Prussia (Preussen), German Empire. Szczecin Voivodeship was an administrative unit of Poland in 1945-1950, created after World War II from the Prussian-German province of Pomerania, which was granted to ...

  9. Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Map - Germany - Mapcarta › Mecklenburg-Western_Pomerania

    Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is a Land in Germany, located in the northeastern corner of the country between Brandenburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony and the Baltic Sea, and the neighboring country of Poland. Photo: Backslash, CC BY-SA 3.0.

  10. Karlshagen is a Baltic Sea resort in Western Pomerania in the north of the island Usedom. Karlshagen is situated 4 km southeast of Peenemünde. Photo: Zacke82 , CC BY-SA 3.0 .

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