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Brandenburg
Geography/Climate
Location/General Info
History
Geography/Climate
Brandenburg's geography consists of:

Lying 500 ft. above sea level

Seasonal climate (temperate summers and cold winters)

Rivers:

Elbe
Spree
Location/General Info
Government

Flag
Coat of Arms
History
Government
Famous Person
Famous Person
Cultural Traditions
Cultural Traditions
Fine Arts
Fine Arts
Economy
Economy
Education
Education
Religion
Religion

Brandenburg was once part of the Holy Roman Empire being an official state by 948, until after years of war and conflict between Protestantism and Catholicism. Brandenburg broke off from Austria and eventually joined Prussia in a coalition with the Kingdom of Brandenburg joining Prussia, where Brandenburg became the head of Prussia. Prussia would go on to unify Germany. After this unification, the famous Brandenburg Gate was built, which would act as the gate to Berlin even during the Berlin Wall.
Brandenburg led by a Landtag (parliament) and the head of this and the country is the Minister-President, both of which are elected every 5 years.
The leading party is:
The Social Democratic Party
(Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands) This party is based on Marxist ideology and calls for socialist reform.

Minister-President:
Dietmar Woidke
Religious Statistics:

17.1% Protestant

3.1% Roman Catholic

79.8% Non-Religious

Brandenburg holds the lowest population of Muslims
Brandenburg is located in the northeast of Germany. It is:
South of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

North of Sachsen

East of Sachsen-Anhalt

West of Poland

Population:
2,449,511

Conrad Veidt was born in Brandenburg, Germany on January 22, 1893. He was a famous actor and acted in:

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

The Man Who Laughs (1928)

The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

Casablanca (1942)

The fine arts did not specifically flourish in Brandenburg. Many songs were written for and composed in Brandenburg and Berlin however, including:

The Brandenburg Concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach and composed by Christian Ludwig(left)

The Brandenburg economy is comprised of and achieves:

The largest aerospace, chemical, and automobile engineering industry in Europe

Lowest local business tax

Highest production rate by 103% in companies with 500+ employees.







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The original flag of The Free State of Prussia was red and white and adopted the same coat of arms in the 10th Century by Margrave Gero. By January 20, 1991, the flag was redesigned and the coat of arms was placed on it
The Brandenburg coat of arms is the family crest of Margrave Gero, who implemented it as the national crest in the 10th Century. It symbolizes his presiding office over Brandenburg.
Students in Brandenburg have the following holidays:

Christmas Break: Dec. 22-Jan. 3

Winter Break: Feb. 3-8

Easter Break: Apr. 16-26

Summer Break: July 10- Aug. 22

Fall Holiday: Nov. 20-Dec. 1









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Brandenburg is not set by a defined culture because of it being so near Berlin, a center of international commerce, and Poland, another country with a different culture.
Brandenburg's culture mainly consists of standard German culture and a conglomeration of all the cultures of German States, with a mixture of Polish culture.
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