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Encyclopedia > Puck, Poland
Puck
Coat of arms of Puck
(Coat of arms)
Location of Puck
Country Poland
Voivodeship Pomerania
Mayor Adam Benedykt Zażembłowski
Area 4,9 km²
Population
 - city
 - urban
 - density

11 350 (2005)

2316,32/km²
City rights 1348
Latitude
Longitude
54°42'N
18°24'E
Area code +48 58
Car plates GPU, GP
Twin towns Cieszyn, Stein, Konz, Gueret
Municipal Website

Puck (pronounce: ['puʦk], Kashubian/Pomeranian: Pùck; see historical name of the town), is a town on the south coasts of the Baltic Sea (Bay of Puck) in Eastern Pomerania region, north-western Poland with 11,350 inhabitants. It is the capital of Puck County in Pomeranian Voivodeship since 1999, previously a town in Gdańsk Voivodeship (1975-1998). Image File history File links POL_Puck_COA.svg‎ pl: Herb Puck File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Puck, Poland ... Image File history File links POL_Puck_map. ... Look up country in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A Voivodship (also voivodeship, Romanian: Voievodat, Polish: Województwo, Serbian: Vojvodstvo or Vojvodina) was a feudal state in medieval Romania, Hungary, Poland, Russia and Serbia (see Vojvodina), ruled by a Voivod (voivode). ... Pomerania Voivodeship (Polish: województwo pomorskie) is an administrative region or voivodeship in northern Poland within the historic region of Eastern Pomerania. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Events April 7 - Charles University is founded in Prague. ... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... // Introduction to this topic - includes background information for people living outside Poland Common to many countries - in fact there is a growing tendency to do so since the UK also began regionalising plates in 2002 - Poland has the region of registration of the vehicle encoded in the number plate. ... This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ... Divided city. ... Stein may be: Look up Stein in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Konz is a city in southwestern Germany (Rhineland-Palatinate) where the Saar river meets the Mosel river. ... Guéret is a commune of France, préfecture (capital) of the Creuse département. ... Kashubian or Cassubian (Kashubian: kaszëbsczi jãzëk, pòmòrsczi jãzëk, kaszëbskò-sÅ‚owiÅ„skô mòwa) is one of the Lechitic languages, which are a group of Slavic languages. ... Stefan RamuÅ‚ts Dictionary of the Pomeranian (Kashubian) language, published in Kraków, 1893 Pomeranian language edition of Wikipedia Pomeranian is a group of Lechitic dialects which were spoken in the Middle Ages on the territory of Pomerania, between the Oder and Vistula rivers. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe, from 53°N to 66°N latitude and from 20°E to 26°E longitude. ... Puck Bay and Hel Peninsula as seen from Landsat satellite in 2000 Bay of Puck or Puck Bay (Polish: Zatoka Pucka) is a shallow western part of the Bay of GdaÅ„sk in the southern Baltic Sea, off the shores of Polish land of GdaÅ„sk Pomerania. ... Eastern Pomerania (also Pomerelia, East Pomerania, GdaÅ„sk Pomerania, Vistula Pomerania, Polish: , German: ), is a geographical and historical region in the east of Pomerania in northern Poland. ... Historic Pomerania (outlined in yellow) on the background of modern country borders. ... Location in Pomeranian Voivodeship Administrative division of Puck County Puck County (Polish: ) is a powiat (county) located about 40 km north of GdaÅ„sk, in Poland, in Pomeranian Voivodeship. ... Pomerania Voivodeship (Polish: województwo pomorskie) is an administrative region or voivodeship in northern Poland within the historic region of Eastern Pomerania. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Old Farts by the Sometimes-United Nations. ... The name GdaÅ„sk Voivodeship has been used twice to designate local governments in Poland. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...

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History

Gothic church in Puck from 13th century

It became a marketplace and a seaport as early as 7th century. It achieved a town status in 1348 during the rule of the Teutonic Order. After having been incorporated into Poland (1466) it was the place where the County Administration (Starostwo) was located. Since 1567 Puck was the main base of the Polish Navy. Through the Partitions of Poland the town came to Prussia and was returned to Poland in 1919 as part of the Polish Corridor which was created by the Treaty of Versailles. In 1920 in Puck, Poland celebrated Poland's wedding to the sea. During the time of the 2nd Polish Republic, until 1939, Puck was the main war harbour of the Polish Navy and the only Polish harbour until Gdynia was built. Image File history File linksMetadata PuckU_(10). ... Image File history File linksMetadata PuckU_(10). ... Besides its original meaning, of or relating to the Goths (Gothos, Getas), a Germanic tribe and thus the Gothic language and the Gothic alphabet, the word Gothic has been used to refer to distinctly different things: From a Renaissance perspective (originally Italian, gotico, with connotations of rough, barbarous), it conveyed... The 7th century is the period from 601 - 700 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian Era. ... Events April 7 - Charles University is founded in Prague. ... Teutonic Knights, charging into battle. ... Events Chimú Empire conquered by troops of the Inca End of term for Regent of Sweden Jöns Bengtsson Oxenstierna. ... Events The Duke of Alva arrives in the Netherlands with Spanish forces to suppress unrest there. ... Flag of the Polish Navy Polish Navy Ensign The Polish Navy (Marynarka Wojenna RP, MW RP) is the branch of Polands armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... The Partitions of Poland (Polish: Rozbiór Polski or Rozbiory Polski; Lithuanian: Padalijimas, Belarusian: Падзелы Рэчы Паспалітай) took place in the 18th century and ended the existence of the sovereign Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. ... Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Prussia, 1701-1918 Prussia (German: ; Latin: Borussia, Prutenia; Lithuanian: ; Polish: ; Old Prussian: Prūsa) was, most recently, a historic state originating in East Prussia, an area which for centuries had substantial influence on German and European history. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... A Polish map showing the territory known as the Polish Corridor The Polish Corridor was the name given to a strip of territory which was transferred from Germany to Poland by the Treaty of Versailles in 1919. ... The Treaty of Versailles (1919) was the peace treaty which officially ended World War I between the Allied and Associated Powers and the German Empire. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 3 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time. ... Polands wedding to the sea, as performed in 1920 by General Haller. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Gdynia (IPA: , German: (until 1939 and after 1945) / Gotenhafen (1939-1945); Kashubian: ) is a city in the Pomeranian Voivodeship of Poland and an important seaport at Gdańsk Bay on the south coast of the Baltic Sea. ...


A German Concentration camp existed here in the years 1941-1944. It has been suggested that Internment be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the year. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ...


Interesting places

An evening view of Puck from pier
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An evening view of Puck from pier

1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... (7th century — 8th century — 9th century — other centuries) Events The Iberian peninsula is taken by Arab and Berber Muslims, thus ending the Visigothic rule, and starting almost 8 centuries of Muslim presence there. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 10th century was that century which lasted from 901 to 1000. ... This 14th-century statue from south India depicts the gods Shiva (on the left) and Uma (on the right). ... Józef Haller Józef Haller de Hallenburg ( August 13, 1873 - June 4, 1960) was a Polish general and politician. ... Categories: Polish history | Stub ... Trunks A tree trunk as found at the Veluwe, The Netherlands Wood is derived from woody plants, notably trees but also shrubs. ... A pier on Lake Mapourika in New Zealand illustrates the simplest form of pier Southend Pier in England is the longest pleasure pier in the world, at 1. ... A small marina at Brixham, Devon, England A marina is a small to medium-sized harbor used by mostly private, recreational yachts. ... Caves in Mechowo Mechowo is a village in Poland in Puck County, Pomeranian Voivodeship at the border of the Darżlubie forest, close to Puck, Tricity. ... The English Grounds of Wörlitz were one of the largest English parks in 18th-century Europe. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x313, 277 KB) Puck wieczorem Puck in the evening, view from pier, the biggest building is the church of st. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x313, 277 KB) Puck wieczorem Puck in the evening, view from pier, the biggest building is the church of st. ...

Population

Year Population
1895 1 904
1900 2 093
1960 6 800
1970 9 300
1975 10 500
1980 11 100
1998 11 600
2005 11 350

Land use

Land use in Puck in 2005 [1] in ha in %
Total 490 100,0
agricultural lands area, of which: 188 38,4
arable land 118 24,1
orchards 0 0,0
meadows 59 12,0
pastures 11 2,2
Forests and forest land 3 0,6
Other and wastelands 299 61,0

See also

Hel (pronounce: [xɛl], Kashubian Hél, German Hela) is a town in Puck County, Pomeranian Voivodship, Poland, located on the tip of the Hel peninsula, some 33 kilometres from the Polish mainland. ... Jastarnia (German: ) is a small town in Pomeranian Voivodship, Poland. ... The Amber Road (in Lithuanian: Gintaro kelias; Polish: Szlak Bursztynowy, Jantarowy Szlak; in German: Bernsteinstraße; in Hungarian: Borostyán út, in Russian: Янтарный путь) was an ancient trade route for the transfer of amber. ...

Links

  • Puck on-line
  • Puck region museum (Muzeum Ziemi Puckiej)
  • Seaside Landscape Park (Nadmorski Park Krajobrazowy)
  • Statistics on Puck - Central Statistical Office (en)
  • Map of the town
  • Puck on the map of Poland
  • HOM Puck – Scout Sailing Centre in Puck (pl)
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Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Wikimedia Commons logo by Reid Beels The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ...

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Coordinates: 54°42′N 18°25′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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