One of 16 Bundeslands in Germany, it borders on Poland and the Baltic Sea. Its English name is Mecklenburg - Western Pomerania.
The old Pomerania proper (Pommern) is now a part of Poland. Western Pomerania (Vorpommern) was under Swedish control from the peace treaty of Westphalia in 1648. See History of Germany.
See the state's own website, http://www.mecklenburg-vorpommern.de/