Braunschweig


BRAUNSCHWEIG 

The arms of the Duchy of Brunswick

The arms of the Duchy of Brunswick (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

German name for the city and Duchy of BRUNSWICK.

The former Duchy became the Land of Braunschweig in 1918, a small detached part of which was included in the Soviet Zone in 1945.   The rest formed a Regierungsbezirk (administrative region) in the new Land of Niedersachsen in 1946.

In 1978 the old historical boundaries were abandoned, and a new Regierungsbezirk of Braunschweig was created, consisting of southeastern Niedersachsen.   It includes the districts around Göttingen, Duderstadt and Northeim, previously in the region of Hildesheim.

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