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List Of Postal Codes In Germany
POSTAL CODES IN GERMANY, _Postleitzahl_ (plural Postleitzahlen, abbreviated to PLZ; literally "postal routing number"), since 1 July 1993 consist of five digits. The first two digits indicate the wider area, the last three digits the postal district. Before reunification, both the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the German Democratic Republic (GDR) used four-digit codes . Under a transitional arrangement following reunification, between 1989 and 1993 postal codes in the west were prefixed with 'W', e.g.: W-1000 30 (postal districts in western cities were separate from the postal code) and those in the east with 'O' (for _Ost_), e.g.: O-1XXX BERLIN. City administrations and postal customers with high mail volumes, or _Großkunden_ have their own postal codes, separate from those used for postal districts or PO Box number ranges. Postal regions do not necessarily follow state boundaries, so sorting by state is not practical
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West Germany
WEST GERMANY is the common English name for the FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY or FRG (German : _Bundesrepublik Deutschland or BRD _; French : _République fédérale d'Allemagne_ or _RFA_) in the period between its creation on 23 May 1949 and German reunification on 3 October 1990. During this Cold War era, NATO -aligned West Germany and Warsaw Pact -aligned East Germany were divided by the Inner German border . After 1961 West Berlin was physically separated from East Berlin as well as from East Germany by the Berlin Wall . This situation ended when East Germany was dissolved and split into five states, which then joined the ten states of the Federal Republic of Germany along with the reunified city-state of Berlin . With the reunification of West and East Germany, the Federal Republic of Germany, enlarged now to sixteen states, became known simply as " Germany ". This period is referred to as the BONN REPUBLIC (_Bonner Republik_) by historians, alluding to the interwar Weimar Republic and the post-reunification Berlin Republic . The Federal Republic of Germany was established from eleven states formed in the three Allied Zones of occupation held by the United States , the United Kingdom and France (the "Western Zones")
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German Democratic Republic
EAST GERMANY, officially the GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC (GDR; German : _Deutsche Demokratische Republik_ pronounced , _DDR_), was a socialist state in central -western Europe
Europe
, during the Cold War period. From 1949 to 1990, it administered the region of Germany
Germany
that was occupied by Soviet forces at the end of World War II
World War II
—the Soviet Occupation Zone of the Potsdam Agreement
Potsdam Agreement
, bounded on the east by the Oder–Neisse line
Oder–Neisse line
. The Soviet zone surrounded West Berlin , but did not include it; as a result, West Berlin remained outside the jurisdiction of the GDR. The German Democratic Republic
German Democratic Republic
was established in the Soviet Zone, while the Federal Republic was established in the three western zones. East Germany, which lies culturally in Central Germany
Germany
, was a satellite state of the Soviet Union . Soviet occupation authorities began transferring administrative responsibility to German communist leaders in 1948, and the GDR began to function as a state on 7 October 1949. Soviet forces , however, remained in the country throughout the Cold War
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Postal Code
A POSTAL CODE (also known locally in various English-speaking countries throughout the world as a POSTCODE, POST CODE, EIRCODE, PIN CODE or ZIP CODE) is a series of letters or digits or both, sometimes including spaces or punctuation, included in a postal address for the purpose of sorting mail . In February 2005, 117 of the 190 member countries of the Universal Postal Union had postal code systems. Although postal codes are usually assigned to geographical areas, special codes are sometimes assigned to individual addresses or to institutions that receive large volumes of mail, such as government agencies and large commercial companies. One example is the French CEDEX system
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States Of Germany
Germany is a federal republic consisting of sixteen STATES (German : Land, plural Länder; informally also Bundesland, plural Bundesländer). Since today's Germany was formed from an earlier collection of several states, it has a federal constitution, and the constituent states retain a measure of sovereignty. With an emphasis on geographical conditions, Berlin and Hamburg are frequently called Stadtstaaten (city-states ), as is the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen , which in fact includes the cities of Bremen and Bremerhaven . The remaining 13 states are called Flächenländer (literally: ‘area states’). The creation of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1949 was through the unification of the western states (which were previously under American, British, and French administration) created in the aftermath of World War II . Initially, in 1949, the states of the Federal Republic were Baden , Bavaria (in German: Bayern), Bremen , Hamburg , Hesse (Hessen), Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen), Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz), Schleswig-Holstein , Württemberg-Baden (until 1952), and Württemberg-Hohenzollern (until 1952). West Berlin , while officially not part of the Federal Republic, was largely integrated and considered as a de facto state. In 1952, following a referendum, Baden, Württemberg-Baden, and Württemberg-Hohenzollern merged into Baden-Württemberg
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Dresden
DRESDEN (German pronunciation: (_ listen ); Czech : Drážďany_, Polish : _Drezno_) is the capital city and, after Leipzig , the second-largest city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany . It is situated in a valley on the River Elbe , near the border with the Czech Republic . Dresden has a long history as the capital and royal residence for the Electors and Kings of Saxony , who for centuries furnished the city with cultural and artistic splendour. The city was known as the Jewel Box, because of its baroque and rococo city centre. The controversial American and British bombing of Dresden in World War II towards the end of the war killed approximately 25,000 people, many of whom were civilians, and destroyed the entire city centre. After the war restoration work has helped to reconstruct parts of the historic inner city, including the Katholische Hofkirche , the Zwinger and the famous Semper Oper . Since German reunification in 1990 Dresden is again a cultural, educational and political centre of Germany and Europe
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Riesa
RIESA is a town in the district of Meißen in the Free State of Saxony , Germany . It is located on the Elbe River , approximately 40 kilometres (25 miles) northwest of Dresden . CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Population history * 1.2 Sons and daughters of the city * 1.3 Personalities connected with the city * 2 Sights * 3 Culture * 3.1 Twin towns * 4 Transport * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYThe name _Riesa_ is derived from Slavic _Riezowe_. This name, romanised as "Rezoa", appears first in October 1119 in a document from Pope Callixtus II . The world's first 110 kV power line was installed between Riesa and Lauchhammer in 1912. Between 1952 and 1994, Riesa was the seat of a district. During the 1980s, Riesa was the headquarters of the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany 's 9th Tank Division . POPULATION HISTORYThe city grew from the start of the 20th century due to industrialisation. The population declined after German Reunification in 1989. The local steel works shut and the population fell from 52,000 to 32,000
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Meißen
MEISSEN (in German orthography : Meißen, IPA: ) is a town of approximately 30,000 about 25 km (16 mi) northwest of Dresden on both banks of the Elbe river in the Free State of Saxony , in eastern Germany . Meissen is the home of Meissen porcelain , the Albrechtsburg castle, the Gothic Meissen Cathedral and the Meissen Frauenkirche. The Große Kreisstadt is the capital of the Meissen district . CONTENTS * 1 Names * 2 History * 3 Porcelain * 4 Main sights * 5 Notable residents * 6 Personalities who have worked in the village * 7 Twin towns – sister cities * 8 See also * 9 References * 10 External links NAMES * German : Meißen, Meissen * French : Misnie * Latin : Misnia, Misena, Misnensium * Polish : Miśnia * Czech : Míšeň * Upper Sorbian : Mišno * Lower Sorbian : MišnjoHISTORY Historical affiliations Samo\'s Empire 631-658 Margraviate of Meissen 968–1002 Poland 1002 Margraviate of Meissen 1002–1423 Electorate of Saxony 1423–1697 Poland -Saxony 1697–1706 Electorate of Saxony 1706–1709 Poland -Saxony 1709–1763 Electorate of Saxony 1763–1806 Kingdom of Saxony 1806–1871 German Empire 1871–1918 Weimar Republic 1918–1933 Nazi Germany 1933–1945 Allied-occupied Germany 1945–1949 East Germany 1949–1990 Germany 1990–present Meissen is sometimes known as the "cradle of Saxony"
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Bischofswerda
BISCHOFSWERDA (German pronunciation: ; Upper Sorbian : _Biskupicy_, Polish : _Biskupice_ ) is a small town in Germany at the western edge of Upper Lusatia in Saxony. CONTENTS * 1 Geography * 2 History * 3 Sights * 4 Economy and traffic * 5 Culture and sports * 6 Partnership * 7 Personality * 7.1 Freemen * 7.2 Sons and daughters of the town * 7.3 Personalities who are associated with the city * 8 Notes * 9 External links GEOGRAPHY _ Historical view, about 1713 Memorial to Frederick Augustus I of Saxony Bischofssitz_ _ Paradise Fountain (Paradiesbrunnen_) Saxon post milestone Modern sculpture on the market place, in front the location of the former town hall The town is located 33 km to the east of Dresden at the edge of the Upper Lusatian mountain country. The town is known as the "Gateway to Upper Lusatia" – "Tor zur Oberlausitz" in German. It is located in the district of Bautzen . The town is 18 km west of Bautzen itself. Großdrebnitz is among its quarters. The river Wesenitz flows through Bischofswerda. HISTORYThe first documentary evidence of the existence of Bischofswerda dates from 1227. Nominally the town was founded by the Bishops of Meissen , though it may have existed before that point. In 1288 city walls were constructed
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Görlitz
GöRLITZ ( ( listen ); Polish : Zgorzelec, Upper Sorbian : Zhorjelc, Lower Sorbian : Zgórjelc, Czech : Zhořelec) is a town in the German federal state of Saxony . Located in the region of Lusatia on the Lusatian Neisse River, it is the second largest town of Lusatia after Cottbus , and the largest in Upper Lusatia . Görlitz is the capital of the district of Görlitz , the easternmost district of Germany. It lies opposite the Polish town of Zgorzelec , which was a part of Görlitz until 1945. Görlitz belonged to the Electorate of Saxony after 1635. In 1815, due to the partition of Saxony, some parts of Lusatia were integrated into the Prussian Province of Silesia , and later into the Province of Lower Silesia . Görlitz is the largest town of the former Province of Lower Silesia that lies west of the Oder-Neisse line and hence remains in Germany today. Thus it is both the most Silesian town, in terms of character, and the largest in Germany today. The town combines Lusatian and Silesian traditions as well as German and Sorbian culture. It has around 55,000 inhabitants. Görlitz has a rich architectural heritage. Many movie-makers have used the various sites as locations
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Bautzen
BAUTZEN (pronounced (_ listen ); Upper Sorbian : BUDYšIN ( listen ); Lower Sorbian : Budyšyn_ , Czech : _Budyšín_ , Polish : _Budziszyn_ ) is a hill-top town in eastern Saxony , Germany , and administrative centre of the eponymous district . It is located on the Spree River. As of 2013 , its population is 39,607. Asteroid _11580 Bautzen _ is named in honour of the city. Bautzen is often regarded as the unofficial, but historical capital of Upper Lusatia , and it is the most important cultural centre of the Sorbs , a Slavic people. CONTENTS* 1 Geography * 1.1 Geographical situation * 1.2 Expansion of the urban area * 1.3 Bordering municipalities * 1.4 Subdivisions * 2 History * 3 Population development * 4 Mayors * 5 Main sights * 6 Sons and daughters of the town * 7 International relations * 8 References * 9 External links GEOGRAPHYGEOGRAPHICAL SITUATIONThe town on the River Spree is situated about 50 km (31 mi) east of Dresden between the Lusatian highland and the lowlands in the north, amidst the region of Upper Lusatia . To the north stretches the Bautzen Reservoir , which was flooded in 1974. This is the former location of the villages of Malsitz (_Małšecy_) and Nimschütz (_Hněwsecy_)
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Hoyerswerda
HOYERSWERDA (Upper Sorbian : _Wojerecy_ (help ·info )) is a major district town in the district of Bautzen
Bautzen
in the German state of Saxony . It is located in the Sorbian settlement area of the Upper Lusatia
Upper Lusatia
, a region where some people speak the Sorbian language in addition to German . In September 1991 Hoyerswerda
Hoyerswerda
became infamous due to riots in which a gathering of up to 500 people protested against immigration, assaulting immigrants and throwing petrol bombs at a hotel that housed asylum seekers. Hoyerswerda
Hoyerswerda
is divided into the Old Town and the New Town surrounded by village areas. The Old Town is the historical centre with a lot of old houses and many sight-seeing attractions, the New Town is more modern and varicoloured. Prior to the renovation of the town, prefabricated apartment blocks predominated in this area. The town has many lakes, marshes and waterways in its surrounding area, because of its situation in the Lusatia
Lusatia
. This brings many tourists to spend their holidays there. The place is also very attractive for bicyclers and inline skaters who use recently created paths meandering among the lakes
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Zittau
ZITTAU (Czech : _Žitava_, Polish : _Żytawa_, Upper Sorbian : _Žitawa_) is a city in the south east of the Free State of Saxony , Germany , very close to the border tri-point of Germany, Poland , and the Czech Republic . It is part of the District of Görlitz . As of 31 July 2012, the city had a population of 27,506. The inner city of Zittau still shows its original beauty with many houses from several periods of German architecture. There is the famous town hall built in an Italian style, the church of St John and the stables (_Salzhaus_) with its medieval heritage. This multi-storied building is one of the oldest of its kind in Germany . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Lord Mayors * 3 Local council * 4 Main sights * 5 Culture * 6 Transport * 6.1 Road * 6.2 Rail * 7 Border crossings * 7.1 Germany– Czech Republic * 7.2 Germany– Poland * 8 Notable persons * 9 References * 10 External links HISTORY Zittau in 1744 Zittau was one of the six members of the Six-City League of Upper Lusatia . At that time the city was granted a special title—it was called "Die Reiche" ("the Rich") because of its high proportion of well-to-do citizens
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Cottbus
COTTBUS (German pronunciation: ( listen ); Lower Sorbian : CHóśEBUZ) is a university city and the second-largest city in Brandenburg , Germany. Situated around 125 km (78 mi) southeast of Berlin, on the River Spree , Cottbus is also a major railway junction with extensive sidings /depots. Although only a small Sorbian minority lives in Cottbus itself, the city is considered as the political and cultural center of the Sorbs in Lower Lusatia . CONTENTS * 1 Spelling * 2 History * 3 Demography * 4 Culture and education * 5 Power generation * 6 International relations * 6.1 Twin towns – Sister cities * 7 Sons and daughters of the town * 7.1 before 1800 * 7.2 1801-1850 * 7.3 1951-1975 * 7.4 Since 1976 * 8 See also * 9 References * 10 External links SPELLINGUntil the beginning of the twentieth century the spelling of the city's name was contentious. In Berlin the spelling "Kottbus" was preferred, and it is still used in respect of the capital's _Kottbusser Tor_ (" Cottbus Gate"), but locally the traditional spelling "Cottbus" (which defies standard German-language rules) was preferred, and this is now used in most circumstances
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Finsterwalde
FINSTERWALDE (German pronunciation: , Lower Sorbian : _Grabin_) is a town in the Elbe-Elster district (German: Landkreis), in Brandenburg , Germany. CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 Demography * 3 Known persons * 4 Buildings * 5 References * 6 External links OVERVIEWIt is situated on the Schackebach, a tributary of the Kleine Elster , 28 m. W.S.W of Cottbus by rail. Pop. (2005) 18,840. The town has a Gothic church (1581), a castle, schools, cloth and cigar factories, iron-foundries, flour and saw mills and factories for machine building. The town, which is first mentioned in 1288, came into the possession of the Electorate of Saxony from 1635 and of Prussia in 1815. Popular are the "four singers from Finsterwalde" and their "singer-song"
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Forst (Lausitz)
FORST (LAUSITZ) (Lower Sorbian : Baršć) is a town in Brandenburg , Germany . It lies east of Cottbus , on the river Lausitzer Neiße which is also the German-Polish border, the Oder-Neisse line . It is the capital of the Spree-Neiße district. It is known for its rose garden and textile museum. The town's population is 20,618. In Forst, there is a railway bridge across the Neiße belonging to the line Cottbus –Żary which is serviced by regional trains and a EuroCity train between Hamburg and Kraków (2011). There is also a road bridge across the river north of Forst. CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 History * 3 Demography * 4 People * 5 References * 6 External links OVERVIEWPart of the region of Lusatia , Forst was awarded to the Kingdom of Prussia in the 1815 Congress of Vienna . The town was subsequently administered within the Province of Brandenburg . After World War II it became part of the German Democratic Republic . Forst has experienced severe problems as a result of the 1990 German reunification , most notably from extreme unemployment . In the past, the town was known for textile manufacturing, but all of the textile plants and factories have closed down. HISTORYA short distance to the south of the old Sorbian village of Altforst, the town probably originated around 1150 at a river crossing point on the important west-east route (known as the Salzstraße / Salt Road) connecting Halle and Głogów
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