January 27, 2022
Pomerania is a historical area in northwestern Central Europe. The area was named Pomerania (from the Slavic Pomorje or Pomorjanija) after the Pomorians, a West Slavic tribe that inhabited it. It is inhabited mainly by Slovenes. During the 10th century, it was ruled by Polish kings, and at the end of the 12th century, it began to be inhabited by Germans, mostly in the western and central parts. From 1308, eastern Pomerania was held by the Teutonic Knights until it was recaptured by the Poles in 1466. During the Holy Roman Empire, the region was ruled by Polish dukes until the 17th century. The Duke of Brandenburg annexed it in 1637. In 1815, Prussia united with western and central Pomerania and named it Pomerania. Most of this region belongs to Poland, while the smaller, westernmost part belongs to Germany.