Brandenburg (Aboot this soondlisten ; Lawer Sorbian: Bramborska; Upper Sorbian: Braniborska) is ane o the saxteen federal-states o Germany. It lees in the east o the kintra an is ane o the new federal states that wur re-creatit in 1990 upon the reunification o the umwhile Wast Germany an East Germany. The caipital is Potsdam. Brandenburg surroonds but does no include the naitional caipital an ceety-state o Berlin.

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Coat of airms o Brandenburg
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Deutschland Lage von Brandenburg.svg
Coordinates: 52°21′43″N 13°0′29″E / 52.36194°N 13.00806°E / 52.36194; 13.00806
 • Meenister-Preses(SPD)
 • Govrening pairtiesSPD / The Left
 • Bundesrat votes4 (o 69)
 • Tot29478.63 km2 (11,381.76 sq mi)
 • Tot2,511,917
 • Density85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeDE-BB
Vehicle registrationformerly: BP (1945–1947), SB (1948–1953)[2]
GDP/ Nominal€48 billion (2005)[citation needit]
NUTS RegionDE4

Oreeginatin in the medieval Northren March, the Margraviate o Brandenburg grew tae become the core o the kinrick, later Free State o Proushie. The eastren third o historic Brandenburg (Ostbrandenburg/Neumark) was cedit tae Poland in 1945.


  1. "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2018". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). Julie 2019.
  2. BP = Brandenburg Province, SB = Soviet Zone, Brandenburg. With the abolition of states in East Germany in 1952 vehicle registration followed the new Bezirk subdivisions. Since 1991 distinct prefixes are specified for each district.
  3. "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg am 31.12.2008 nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden" (PDF). Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg. Retrieved 3 Januar 2010.

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