Place:Pomorze, Poland

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NamePomorze
Alt namesPomerania
Pommerellensource: Wikipedia
Pommernsource: Wikipedia
Pomorskiesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Pomorskie voivodshipsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Pomorzesource: Wikipedia
TypeCommonwealth Voivodship, Second Republic Voivodship, Modern Voivodship
Coordinates54.25°N 18.0°E
Located inPoland     (1294 - )
See alsoGdańsk, PolandParent
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Pomeranian Voivodeship, Pomorskie Region, or Pomerania Province (in Polish województwo pomorskie , in Kashubian Pòmòrsczé wòjewództwò), is a voivodeship, or province, in north-central Poland. It comprises most of Pomerelia (the easternmost part of historical Pomerania), as well as an area east of the Vistula River. The western part of the province, around Słupsk, belonged historically to Farther Pomerania, while Pomerelia and the eastern bank of the Vistula belonged to the historical region of Prussia. The central parts of the province are also known as Kashubia, named after the Kashubian minority. The provincial capital is Gdańsk.

The voivodeship was established on January 1, 1999, out of the former voivodeships of Gdańsk, Elbląg and Słupsk, pursuant to the Polish local government reforms adopted in 1998. It is bordered by West Pomeranian Voivodeship to the west, Greater Poland and Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeships to the south, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship to the east, and the Baltic Sea to the north. It also shares a short land border with Russia, on the Vistula Spit.

Gdańsk, the regional capital, forms part of the Tricity of Sopot, Gdańsk and Gdynia. The voivodeship also includes the narrow Hel Peninsula and the Polish half of the Vistula Spit. Other tourist destinations include Sopot, Jurata, Łeba, Władysławowo, Puck, Krynica Morska, Ustka, Jastarnia, Kuźnica, Bytów and many fishing ports and lighthouses.

The name Pomerania comes from Slavic 'po more', which means 'Land at the Sea'.

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