Sierakowice, Pomeranian Voivodeship
Sierakowice [ɕɛrakɔˈvit͡sɛ] (Kashubian: Serakòjce; German: Sierakowitz) is a village in Kartuzy County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Kashubia in northern Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Sierakowice. It lies approximately 21 kilometres (13 mi) west of Kartuzy and 49 km (30 mi) west of the regional capital Gdańsk. Kashubian is here in official use, as a regional language or an auxiliary language. This means that in principle, it is possible to address gmina's administration in Kashubian and receive an answer in the same language. In Sierakowice, roads direction signage is bilingual Polish/Kashubian. Kashubian vetch (Vicia cassubica) is native to the village. Kashubian vetch means vetch of Kashubia, the home of Kashubs.
The village has a population of 7,068.
- Danuta Stenka (born 1961), actress
- "O gminie" (in Polish). sierakowice.pl. Retrieved 2011-05-04.
- "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
- Gerald Stone, Slav outposts in Central European history : the Wends, Sorbs and Kashubs, London, UK : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016, pp. 348 - 9
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