East Prussia

province of Prussia

East Prussia (German: Ostpreußen; Polish: Prusy Wschodnie; Lithuanian: Rytų Prūsija; Latin: Borussia orientalis; Russian: Восточная Пруссия, Vostochnaya Prussiya) was a province in the Kingdom of Prussia from 1773 to 1829. From 1878 to 1918, it was part of the German Empire. From 1918 until 1945, it was a part of the Weimar Republic's Free State of Prussia. It's capital was Königsberg.

East Prussia
Ostpreußen
Province of the Kingdom of Prussia (until 1918) and the Free State of Prussia
1772–1829
1878–1945
Flag of East Prussia
Flag
Coat of arms of East Prussia
Coat of arms
German Empire - Prussia - East Prussia (1878).svg
East Prussia in the German Empire.
CapitalKönigsberg
Area 
• 1905
36,993 km2 (14,283 sq mi)
Population 
• 1905
2025741
History
History 
• Created
31 January 1773
• Province of Prussia
3 December 1829
• Province restored
1 April 1878
1945
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Prussia
Soviet Union
Polish People's Republic
Today part of Lithuania
 Poland
 Russia

After the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, the area was divided into to the Soviet Union (Russian SFSR, and Lithuanian SSR) and Poland (Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship).[1][2] Königsberg was renamed Kaliningrad in 1946. The German population either evacuated or was expelled.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Sarmatian Review XV.1: Davies". Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  2. "East Prussia". Britannica. Retrieved 15 February 2019.