Regierungsbezirk

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A Regierungsbezirk (, often abbreviated to Reg.-Bez.) is a type of administrative division in Germany.wikipedia
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Provinces of Prussia

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During the course of the Prussian reforms between 1808 and 1816, Prussia subdivided its provinces into 25 Regierungsbezirke, eventually featuring 37 such districts within 12 provinces.
Provinces were divided into several Regierungsbezirke, sub-divided into Kreise (districts), and then into Gemeinden (townships) at the lowest-level.

Baden-Württemberg

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Regierungsbezirke serve as regional mid-level local government units in four of Germany's sixteen federal states: Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, and North Rhine-Westphalia.
Baden-Württemberg is divided into thirty-five districts (Landkreise) and nine independent cities (Stadtkreise), both grouped into the four Administrative Districts (Regierungsbezirke) of Freiburg, Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, and Tübingen.

Germany

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A Regierungsbezirk (, often abbreviated to Reg.-Bez.) is a type of administrative division in Germany.
For regional administrative purposes four states, namely Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia, consist of a total of 19 Government Districts (Regierungsbezirke).

Hanover (region)

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These differences in autonomy and size were levelled on 1 January 1978, when four Regierungsbezirke replaced the two Verwaltungsbezirke and the six Regierungsbezirke: Brunswick and Oldenburg, Aurich, Hanover (remaining mostly the same), Hildesheim, Lüneburg, Osnabrück and Stade. On 1 January 2005, Lower Saxony followed suit, disbanding its remaining four Regierungsbezirke of Brunswick, Hanover, Lüneburg, and Weser-Ems.
Hanover (Hannover) was a Regierungsbezirk of the German state of Lower Saxony from 1946 until 2004.

Province of Hanover

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In 1946, Lower Saxony was founded by the merger of the three former Free States of Brunswick, Oldenburg, Schaumburg-Lippe, and the former Prussian province of Hanover.
On 1 April 1885 the six Landdrosteien were turned into regional administrative districts called Regierungsbezirke:

North Rhine-Westphalia

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Regierungsbezirke serve as regional mid-level local government units in four of Germany's sixteen federal states: Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, and North Rhine-Westphalia.
The state consists of five government regions (Regierungsbezirke), divided into 31 districts (Kreise) and 23 urban districts (kreisfreie Städte).

Koblenz (region)

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On 1 January 2000, Rhineland-Palatinate disbanded its three Regierungsbezirke of Koblenz, Rheinhessen-Pfalz and Trier.
Koblenz was one of the - at last - three Regierungsbezirke of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, located in the north-east of the state.

Trier (region)

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On 1 January 2000, Rhineland-Palatinate disbanded its three Regierungsbezirke of Koblenz, Rheinhessen-Pfalz and Trier.
Trier was one of the three Regierungsbezirke of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, located in the west of the state.

Rheinhessen-Pfalz

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On 1 January 2000, Rhineland-Palatinate disbanded its three Regierungsbezirke of Koblenz, Rheinhessen-Pfalz and Trier.
Rheinhessen-Pfalz (rarely anglicized as "Rhine-Hesse-Palatinate") was one of the three Regierungsbezirke of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, located in the south of the state.

Magdeburg (region)

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On 1 January 2004, Saxony-Anhalt disbanded its three Regierungsbezirke of Dessau, Halle and Magdeburg.
Magdeburg was one of the three Regierungsbezirke of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, located in the north of the country.

Braunschweig (region)

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On 1 January 2005, Lower Saxony followed suit, disbanding its remaining four Regierungsbezirke of Brunswick, Hanover, Lüneburg, and Weser-Ems.
Braunschweig (German Regierungsbezirk Braunschweig) was one of the eight former administrative regions (Regierungsbezirke) of Lower Saxony, Germany.

Dessau (region)

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On 1 January 2004, Saxony-Anhalt disbanded its three Regierungsbezirke of Dessau, Halle and Magdeburg.
Dessau was one of the three Regierungsbezirke of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, located in the east of the country.

Lüneburg (region)

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On 1 January 2005, Lower Saxony followed suit, disbanding its remaining four Regierungsbezirke of Brunswick, Hanover, Lüneburg, and Weser-Ems.
Lüneburg was one of the four Regierungsbezirke of Lower Saxony, Germany, located in the north of the federal state between the three cities Bremen, Hamburg and Hanover.

Weser-Ems

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On 1 January 2005, Lower Saxony followed suit, disbanding its remaining four Regierungsbezirke of Brunswick, Hanover, Lüneburg, and Weser-Ems.
The Regierungsbezirk Weser-Ems was the most westerly of the four administrative regions of Lower Saxony, Germany, bordering on the Dutch provinces of Groningen, Drenthe and Overijssel.

Halle (region)

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On 1 January 2004, Saxony-Anhalt disbanded its three Regierungsbezirke of Dessau, Halle and Magdeburg.
Halle was one of the three Regierungsbezirke of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, located in the south of the country.

Freiburg (region)

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Freiburg is one of the four Regierungsbezirke of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, located in the south-west of the country.

Upper Bavaria

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Upper Bavaria (Oberbayern, Obabayern) is one of the seven administrative districts of Bavaria, Germany.

Karlsruhe (region)

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Regierungsbezirk) of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, located in the north-west of the state.

Giessen (region)

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Those four states are divided into a total of 19 Regierungsbezirke, ranging in population from 5,255,000 (Düsseldorf) to 1,065,000 (Gießen):
Giessen (Gießen in German) is one of the three Regierungsbezirke of Hesse, Germany, located in the middle of the state.

Stuttgart (region)

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Stuttgart is one of the four administrative districts (Regierungsbezirke) of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, located in the north-east of the state of Baden-Württemberg, in the southwestern part of Germany.

Upper Palatinate

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The Upper Palatinate (Oberpfalz, Obapfoiz, Owerpfolz) is one of the seven administrative districts of Bavaria, Germany, located in the east of Bavaria.

Lower Bavaria

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Lower Bavaria (Niederbayern) is one of the seven administrative regions of Bavaria, Germany, located in the east of the state.

Tübingen (region)

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Tübingen is one of the four Administrative Regions (Regierungsbezirke) of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, located in the south-east of the country.

Upper Franconia

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Upper Franconia (Oberfranken, Obafrankn) is a Regierungsbezirk (administrative [Regierungs] region [bezirk]) of the state of Bavaria, southern Germany.

Lower Franconia

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Lower Franconia (Unterfranken, Untafrankn) is one of seven districts of Bavaria, Germany.