Pomeranian Voivodship

The Pomeranian Voivodship (in Polish województwo pomorskie) is an administrative region or voivodship in northern Poland within the historic region of Eastern Pomerania. Capital city: Gdansk.

Pomeranian voivodship since
Pomeranian voivodship since 1999

(1) Pomeranian voivodship (1999-), administrative and local government unit of the Republic of Poland established on January 1, 1999 out of former voivodships of Gdansk, Elblag and Slupsk, as a result of Local Government Reogranization Act of 1998. The voivodship's name recalls the region's traditional name of Pomerania (Pomorze).

Along the Zachodniopomorskie Voivodship it spreads along the Baltic coast (on the east). The independent town Gdansk is the center of the voivodeship. It forms a part of the so-called tricity: Sopot, Gdansk, and Gdynia. Narrow Hel Peninsula belongs to the voivodship. Other well-known tourist destinations: Puck, Krynica Morska, Ustka, Jastarnia, Rozewie, or Kuźnica with many fishing ports and lighthouses.


Major cities of this region :

(population 2003)

Administrative division

Major corporations

Most popular surnames in the region

Previous Pomeranian Voivodships

(2) Pomeranian voivodship (1945-1950)

was a unit of administration and local government in Poland established 1945 from most of pre-war Pomeranian Voivodship (3), later renamed Bydgoszcz Voivodship.

Capital city: Bydgoszcz

List of counties in 1946
English county name, Polish county name, capital city

Pomeranian Voivodship -
Pomeranian Voivodship 1919-1939

(3) Pomeranian voivodship (1919-1939)

was a unit of administration and local government in the Republic of Poland (II Rzeczpospolita) established in 1919 after WWI from the majority of the Prussian province of West Prussia which fell to Poland. Torun was the capital. In 1938-39 voivodship extended to the south at the expense Poznan Voivodship and Warsaw Voivodship, and called Great Pomerania afterwards.

During WWII occupied by Nazi Germany and renamed Reich province of Gdansk-West Prussia (Reichsgau Danzig-Westpreussen). In 1945 returned to Poland and superseded by Gdansk and Bydgoszcz voivodships. In years 1975-98 reorganized into voivodships of Gdansk, Elblag, Bydgoszcz, Torun and Wloclawek.

(4) Pomeranian voivodship (1466-1772)

The Pomeranian Voivodship (Polish: Wojewdztwo Pomorskie) was a unit of administrative division and local government in the Kingdom of Poland since 1454/1466 till the partitions in 1772/1795. Together with the Chelmno Voivodship and Malbork Voivodship it formed the historical province of Royal Prussia. Capital in Gdansk. Renamed to the Prussian province of West Prussia (1772-1919).

Voivodship Governor (Wojewoda) seat:

Regional council (sejmik generalny)

Regional councils (sejmik poselski i deputacki)

Administrative division:

(5) Pomeranian voivodship (1294-1308)

was a province of the Kingdom of Poland. After the extinction of the local dukes 1294 the province fell to Przemysl II of Poland.

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

id:Provinsi Pomorskie da:Pomorskie de:Woiwodschaft Pommern et:Pomorze vojevoodkond fr:Vovodie de Pomranie pl:Wojewdztwo pomorskie


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