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Pomeranian Voivodeship

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Country  Poland
Capital  Gdansk

Area  18,293 km2
Population  2,201,069
Pomeranian Voivodeship Cuisine of Pomeranian Voivodeship, Popular Food of Pomeranian Voivodeship
Colleges and Universities  University of Gdansk
Destinations  Gdansk, Gdynia, Tricity - Poland, Slupsk, Sopot
Points of interest  Malbork Castle, Slowinski National Park, Old Town, St Marys Church - Gdansk, Long Market

Map of Pomeranian Voivodeship

Pomeranian Voivodeship, Pomorskie Region, or Pomerania Province (in Polish województwo pomorskie [vɔjɛˈvut͡stfɔ pɔˈmɔrskʲɛ], 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.


Pomeranian Voivodeship Wikipedia

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 (Kaliningrad Oblast), on the Vistula Spit.

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Gdańsk, the regional capital, is one of the three members 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 the Slavic po more, which means Land at the Sea.

Ghost stations disused railway stations in pomeranian voivodeship poland

Extreme downburst in rytel pomeranian voivodeship

Cities and towns

The voivodeship contains 42 cities and towns. These are listed below in descending order of population (official 2014 figures).

Administrative division

Pomeranian Voivodeship is divided into 20 counties (powiats): 4 city counties, and 16 land counties. These are further divided into 123 gminas (communes).

The counties are listed below in order of decreasing population.


  • SKM
  • Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport
  • Obwodnica Trójmiejska
  • Autostrada A1
  • Pomorska Kolej Metropolitalna
  • Protected areas

    Protected areas in Pomeranian Voivodeship include two National Parks and nine Landscape Parks. These are listed below.

  • Słowiński National Park (a UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve)
  • Tuchola Forest National Park
  • Coastal Landscape Park
  • Iława Lake District Landscape Park (partly in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship)
  • Kashubian Landscape Park
  • Słupia Valley Landscape Park
  • Tricity Landscape Park
  • Tuchola Landscape Park (partly in Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship)
  • Vistula Spit Landscape Park
  • Wdydze Landscape Park
  • Zaborski Landscape Park
  • References

    Pomeranian Voivodeship Wikipedia

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