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Overview of Brandenburg

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State of the Federal Republic of Germany: 1990
Capital: Potsdam
English: Brandenburg
German: Brandenburg
Brandenburg location in Germany
The eastern part of Old Brandenburg (about 25%) has belonged to Poland since 1945. Located in the Northeast part of Germany Brandenburg is the fifth largest state by area and the tenth by population. Potsdam is its largest city and its capital. It surrounds the city state of Berlin. It also borders the states of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Saxony, and the country of Poland. Part of what was the historical area of Brandenburg, the Neumark east of the Oder–Neisse line, after Germany's defeat in World War II became part of Poland.


Maps Coordinates: 52°21′43″N 13°0′29″E


From Wikipedia: Brandenburg originated in the Northern March in the 900s AD, from areas conquered from the Wends. It later became the Margraviate of Brandenburg, a major principality of the Holy Roman Empire. In the 15th century, it came under the rule of the House of Hohenzollern, which later also became the ruling house of the Duchy of Prussia and established Brandenburg-Prussia, the core of the later Kingdom of Prussia. From 1815 to 1947, Brandenburg was a province of Prussia.
Following the abolition of Prussia after World War II, Brandenburg was established as a state by the Soviet Military Administration in Germany, and became a state of the German Democratic Republic in 1949. In 1952, the state was dissolved and broken up into multiple regional districts. Following German reunification, Brandenburg was re-established in 1990 and became one of the five new states of the Federal Republic of Germany.


Lakes and hiking trails and cosmopolitan cities. This area of Germany has castles and quaint villages. Old world and futuristic blended. Cuisine is hearty and down to earth with lots of meat and potato style dishes.

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For anyone interested in the history of the Old Lutherans that left the Prussia for South Australia in the middle of 19th Century. I expect to tag about 200 Wikitree profiles with different Kreis categories from Brandenburg. For example: Regards, Steve
posted by Steve Thomas