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 ...
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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Mecklenburg-Western_Pomerania 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)
...is 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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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.
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...
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 PolandTeutonic Knights' castle in Gniew, Pomerelia.
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
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 ...
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.
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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