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West Pomeranian voivodship since 1999

West Pomerania (Polish: Pomorze Zachodnie, German: West Pommern; Latin Pomerania Occidentalis) or West Pomeranian Voivodship (Polish: województwo zachodniopomorskie) is an administrative region or voivodship in the northwestern part of Poland. It borders the Lubusz (Lubuskie), Greater Poland (Wielkopolskie) and Pomeranian (Pomorskie) voivodships.


It was established on 1 January 1999 out of the former Szczecin, Koszalin, and parts of neighbouring voivodships as a result of Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998. The voivodship's name recalls the region's traditional name of Western Pomerania (Pomorze Zachodnie).


This is a picturesque region of Baltic Sea coast, unspoilt nature, lakes and woodlands. Major coastal towns: Koszalin, Swinoujscie, Miedzyzdroje, Dziwnow, Kolobrzeg, and Mielno.


The capital of this administrative region is: Szczecin.
Area: 22,902 km˛
Population: 1,735,900 (2003).
Population density: 76/km˛
Administrative division: 21 counties, 61 cities, 114 communities

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Westren Pomerania historical region

Western Pomerania (also West Pomerania, Szczecin Pomerania, Odra Pomerania) is a geographical and historical region in the west of Pomerania in northern Poland. In the wider sense it also covers Vorpommern in Germany and Middle Pomerania.


Tourism links

  • Zrot : Official Tourism Site  (http://www.zrot.pl) (Polish, English, German)
  • Zart : Good Tourism Site  (http://www.zart.com.pl) (Polish, English, German)
  • Regional Tourist Board Vorpommern (German Neighbour) (http://www.vorpommern.de) (English, German, Swedish, Polish)
  • Ost|See|Land - German Polish- Tourism Overview site (http://www.ostseeland.de) (English, German, Swedish, Polish)


 
Poland
Voivodships of Poland
Greater Poland | Kuyavia-Pomerania | Lesser Poland | Łódź | Lower Silesia | Lublin | Lubusz | Masovia | Opole | Podlachia | Pomerania | Świętokrzyskie | Silesia | Subcarpathia | Warmia and Masuria | West Pomerania
Principal cities
Warsaw | Łódź | Kraków | Wrocław | Poznań | Gdańsk | Szczecin | Bydgoszcz | Lublin | Katowice | Białystok | Częstochowa | Gdynia | Toruń | Radom | Kielce | Rzeszów | Olsztyn


Major cities: Szczecin, Stargard Szczecinski, Swinoujscie.


See also: Dukes of Pomerania, West Pomeranian Voivodship.


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Pomerania: Definition and Much More from Answers.com (2810 words)
Pomerania is a geographical region today divided between northern Poland and Germany on the south coast of the Baltic Sea.
A Polish province since 962, from 1181 until 1806, Pomerania was a part of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation and was ruled as imperial fiefs by the Dukes of Pomerania, and, briefly, the kings of Poland; also Denmark, Saxony, Brandenburg, Prussia, and Sweden.
Pomerania was conquered by the Polish duke Mieszko I in the second half of the 10th century (see beginnings of Poland map, in center, white, with some surrounding territories already conquered).
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