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
Province of the Kingdom of Prussia (until 1918) and the Free State of Prussia



Flag Coat of arms
Flag Coat of arms
Location of East Prussia
East Prussia in the German Empire.
Capital Königsberg
 •  Created 31 January 1773
 •  Province of Prussia 3 December 1829
 •  Province restored 1 April 1878
 •  Soviet capture 1945
 •  1905 36,993 km2 (14,283 sq mi)
 •  1905 2,025,741 
Density 54.8 /km2  (141.8 /sq mi)
Today part of  Lithuania

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