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Coordinates: 54°15′N 17°41′E / 54.25°N 17.68°E / 54.25; 17.68
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Kashubian: Kaszëbë
Polish: Kaszuby
Flag of Kashubia
Coat of arms of Kashubia
Anthem: Zemia Rodnô
Coordinates: 54°15′N 17°41′E / 54.25°N 17.68°E / 54.25; 17.68
Country Poland
Largest citiesGdynia, Sopot, Puck, Kościerzyna, Bytów, Kartuzy, Wejherowo
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Kashubia or Cassubia (Kashubian: Kaszëbë, Kaszëbskô, Polish: Kaszuby, German: Kaschubei, Kaschubien) is a language area in the historic Eastern Pomerania (Pomerelia) region of northern Poland.

Geography[change | change source]

Located west of Gdańsk and the mouth of the Vistula river, it is inhabited by members of the Kashubian ethnic group. The region is home to the Kashubian Lake District. According to the 1999 basic study Geografia współczesnych Kaszub (Geography of present-day Kashubia) by the Gdańsk scholar Jan Mordawski 43 municipalities (gminas) of the Pomeranian Voivodeship have a Kashubian share of at least one third of the total population:[1]

Culture[change | change source]

Kashubian emblem and flag[change | change source]

Although there are no official rules for the use of Kashubian symbols, the griffin is considered the emblem and symbol of the Kashubians. The Kashubian griffin is in black on a yellow or gold background. The colors of the Kashubian flag are taken from the emblem - the upper color is black, and the lower one is yellow or gold. A Kashubian flag with a griffin in the center is also used. If there is an emblem on the flag, then the background is yellow.

References[change | change source]

  1. Mordawski, Jan (2008). Geografia Kaszub. Gdańsk: Kashubian-Pomeranian Association.

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