Gdańsk Pomerania

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For the medieval duchy, see Pomeranian duchies and dukes

Coat of arms of Pomeranian voivodeship

Gdańsk Pomerania (Polish: Pomorze Gdańskie) or Eastern Pomerania (Polish: Pomorze Wschodnie; Kashubian: Pòrénkòwô Pòmòrskô) is a geographical region in northern Poland covering eastern part of Pomeranian Voivodeship. These are modern designations for territory previously called West Prussia and Royal Prussia and including the historical areas of Pomerelia, Słupsk, Chełmno Land, Lubawa, Michałów Land, and Pomesania. The area was termed Polish Pomerania (Polskie Pomorze) since at least the 18th century [1] to distinguish it from Hither and Farther Pomerania. In the late 19th century this term was used in order to stress Polish claims to that area that was then ruled by German Prussia. Following World War I, much of this area became part of the new Second Polish Republic and, after World War II, Poland gained the remainder of the area including the city of Gdańsk (Danzig). The current designations replaced Polish Pomerania since Farther Pomerania (German: Hinterpommern) and a small part of Hither Pomerania (Vorpommern) were also ceded to Poland as part of the territories recovered from Germany.

Population[edit]

The indigenous population of the area are the Slavic Kashubians, who speak the Kashubian dialect of the Pomeranian language. The Kashubians are organized in the Kashubian-Pomeranian Association. Other indigenous people are the Kociewiacy and the Borowiacy.

Major towns[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ James Boswell, The Scots Magazine, t. 35, Edinburgh 1773, p 687 Google Books, The Magazine of Magazines t. 13, Limerick 1757 p. 158 Google Books, John Mottley, The history of the life of Peter I., emperor of Russia, London 1739, p. 89 Google Books, The Universal Magazine, t. 20, London 1757, p. 50 Google Books