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Germany Provincial Boundaries, 1853, German Historical GIS

These polygons represent 9 provinces existing in the sovereign states of the German Confederation (the Deutscher Bund) in 1853, which were located within the (future) boundaries of the German Empire that would be founded in 1871 ("core Germany"). As compared to 1850, the territories of the former duchies of Hohenzollern have been loosely attached to the Prussian Rheinprovinz, but still maintain some administrative independence. Thus, they have been classified in the dataset as a "province possessing limited administrative jurisdiction." In addition, in Hesse-Darmstadt the three provinces created in 1848 have been abolished again, so that once again only in Prussia are provinces existed.
HGIS Germany
Germany, German Confederation, Central Europe, Germany, Poland, Kaliningrad Oblast, Belgium, Czech Republic, and Lithuania
Political Divisions, sovereign states, boundaries, Boundaries, Administrative and political divisions, and Population Statistics
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