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The Province of Jülich-Cleves-Berg
Province of Jülich-Cleves-Berg
(German: Provinz Jülich-Kleve-Berg) was a province of the Kingdom of Prussia
Kingdom of Prussia
from 1815–22. The province was largely made up of the land held by the former United Duchies of Jülich-Cleves-Berg. Its capital was Cologne. History[edit] After the Napoleonic Wars, the Congress of Vienna
Congress of Vienna
restored the duchy of Cleves to the Kingdom of Prussia, which combined them with the other Rhenish lands restored from France ( Prussian Guelders and the principality of Moers) with the Rhenish lands gained at Vienna — the old duchy of Jülich and county of Berg along with parts of the Electorate of Cologne
Cologne
and the Free and Hanseatic City of Cologne
Cologne
and some other smaller territories. On 30 April 1815, Prussian authorities reorganised the states of the kingdom into 10 provinces with the Verordnung wegen verbesserter Einrichtung der Provinzialbehörden (English: Regulation for the establishment of improved provincial authorities), of which Jülich-Cleves-Berg was one. The provincial government was headquartered in Cologne, with the province subdivided into Regierungsbezirke (districts) of Düsseldorf, Cleves and Cologne
Cologne
from 22 April 1816. The provincial president was Frederick, Count of Solms-Laubach. On 22 June 1822, an order of the Prussian cabinet (German: Kabinettsordre) united the province with the Grand Duchy of the Lower Rhine
Rhine
province, with its capital in Koblenz, to form the Rhine Province. See also[edit]

United Duchies of Jülich-Cleves-Berg

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Territories and provinces of Prussia
Prussia
(1525–1947)

Before 1701

Duchy of Prussia Margraviate of Brandenburg Cleves / Mark / Ravensberg (1614) Farther Pomerania / Minden / Halberstadt (1648) Lauenburg–Bütow / Draheim
Draheim
(1657) Magdeburg (1680) Colonies

Gold Coast Arguin St. Thomas

After 1701

Neuchâtel (1707) Guelders (1713) Minden-Ravensberg (1719) Western Pomerania
Western Pomerania
(1720 / 1815) Silesia
Silesia
/ Glatz (1742) East Frisia (1744) East / West Prussia
Prussia
(1772–73) South Prussia
Prussia
(1793) New East Prussia
Prussia
/ New Silesia
Silesia
(1795)

Post-Congress of Vienna (1814–15)

Brandenburg Principality of Neuchâtel (1814–1848) Pomerania Grand Duchy of Posen1 Saxony Silesia Westphalia Rhine
Rhine
Province2 (1822) Province of Prussia
Prussia
(1824–1878) Hohenzollern (1850) Schleswig-Holstein / Hanover / Hesse-Nassau
Hesse-Nassau
(1866–68)

Territorial reforms after 1918

Lower / Upper Silesia
Silesia
(1919) Greater Berlin (1920) Posen-West Prussia
Prussia
(1922) Halle-Merseburg
Halle-Merseburg
/ Magdeburg / Kurhessen / Nassau (1944)

1 Became Province of Posen
Province of Posen
in 1848.   2 From the Lower Rhine
Rhine
and Jülich-

.