Aurich


AURICH

District Aurich in Lower Saxony

District Aurich in Lower Saxony (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Northwesternmost administrative region (Regierungsbezirk) in the Land of Niedersachsen, 1946-78, and previously in the Prussian province of Hanover.   It was named after the town that had earlier been the capital of  the County of East Friesland, whose lands formed the Regierungsbezirk.

In 1978 Niedersachsen was reorganised and a larger Regierungsbezirk of Weser-Ems was created, in which Aurich is the administrative centre of the northwestern Landkreis, which bears its name.

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