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Württemberg-Hohenzollern
Württemberg-Hohenzollern
(French: Wurtemberg-Hohenzollern; French pronunciation: ​[wyʁtɑ̃bɛʁ‿ɡɔɑ̃zɔlɛʁn]) was a West German state created in 1945 as part of the French post-World War II occupation zone. Its capital was Tübingen. In 1952, it was merged into the newly founded state of Baden-Württemberg. History[edit] Württemberg-Hohenzollern
Württemberg-Hohenzollern
should not be confused with the larger Gau ("shire") of the same name that was formed briefly during the Third Reich. Württemberg-Hohenzollern
Württemberg-Hohenzollern
consisted of the southern half of the former state of Württemberg and the Prussian administrative region of Hohenzollern. The northern half of Württemberg became the state of Württemberg-Baden
Württemberg-Baden
under US-administration. The division between north and south was set so that the Autobahn
Autobahn
connecting Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe
and Munich (today the A8) was completely contained within the American zone. On 18 May 1947, a new constitution was enacted and Württemberg-Baden's first parliament was elected. With the formation of West Germany
West Germany
on 23 May 1949, Württemberg-Baden
Württemberg-Baden
joined the federal republic. A straw poll was held on 24 September 1950 in Württemberg-Hohenzollern, Württemberg-Baden, and Baden regarding a merger of the three states. A public referendum was held on 16 December 1951. All three states were merged and the modern German state of Baden-Württemberg
Baden-Württemberg
was founded on 25 April 1952. Coat of arms[edit] The coat of arms used was the same arms of the Free People's State of Württemberg of the Weimar Republic. List of Ministers-President[edit]

1945–1947: Carlo Schmid (SPD) 1947–1948: Lorenz Bock (CDU) 1948–1952: Gebhard Müller (CDU)

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Subdivisions of Allied-administered Germany
Germany
(1945–1949/1956/1990)

American Zone

Bavaria Bremen Hesse

Greater Hesse

Württemberg-Baden

British Zone

Lower Saxony Hanover Hamburg North Rhine-Westphalia Schleswig-Holstein

French Zone

Baden Rhineland-Palatinate Württemberg-Hohenzollern

Soviet Zone

Brandenburg Mecklenburg Saxony Saxony-Anhalt Thuringia

Berlin
Berlin
(1949–1990)

West Berlin
Berlin
(France/UK/US) East Berlin
Berlin
(USSR)

Saarland
Saarland
(1947–1956)

Saar Protectorate
Saar Protectorate
(France)

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States of the Federal Republic of Germany

States

   Baden-Württemberg
Baden-Württemberg
(since 1952)    Bavaria
Bavaria
(since 1949)    Brandenburg
Brandenburg
(since 1990)    Hesse
Hesse
(since 1949)    Lower Saxony
Lower Saxony
(since 1949)    Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
(since 1990)    North Rhine-Westphalia
North Rhine-Westphalia
(since 1949)    Rhineland-Palatinate
Rhineland-Palatinate
(since 1949)    Saarland
Saarland
(since 1957)    Saxony
Saxony
(since 1990)    Saxony-Anhalt
Saxony-Anhalt
(since 1990)    Schleswig-Holstein
Schleswig-Holstein
(since 1949)    Thuringia
Thuringia
(since 1990)

City-states

   Berlin
Berlin
(since 1990)   Bremen (since 1949)    Hamburg
Hamburg
(since 1949)

Former states

   South Baden
South Baden
(1949–1952)    Württemberg-Baden
Württemberg-Baden
(1949–1952)    Württemberg-Hohenzollern
Württemberg-Hohenzollern
(1949–1952)

Coordinates: 48°31′N 9°3′E / 48.517°N 9.050°E / 48.517; 9.050

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 234745

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