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Definitions for Brandenburg
ˈbræn dənˌbɜrgbran·den·burg

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Brandenburgnoun

    the territory of an Elector (of the Holy Roman Empire) that expanded to become the kingdom of Prussia in 1701


  1. Brandenburgnoun

    One of the component states of Germany according to the current administrative division of the nation.

  2. Brandenburgnoun

    A town in Germany.


  1. Brandenburg

    Brandenburg ([ˈbʁandn̩bʊʁk] (listen); Low German: Brannenborg; Lower Sorbian: Bramborska [ˈbrambɔrska]), officially the State of Brandenburg (German: Land Brandenburg; Low German: Land Brannenborg; Lower Sorbian: Kraj Bramborska), is a state in the northeast of Germany bordering the states of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Saxony, as well as the country of Poland. With an area of 29,480 square kilometres (11,382 square miles) and a population of 2.5 million residents, it is the fifth-largest German state by area and the tenth-most populous. Potsdam is the state capital and largest city, and other major towns are Cottbus, Brandenburg an der Havel and Frankfurt (Oder). Brandenburg surrounds the national capital and city-state of Berlin, and together they form the Berlin/Brandenburg Metropolitan Region, the third-largest metropolitan area in Germany with a total population of about 6.2 million. There was an unsuccessful attempt to unify both states in 1996 and the states cooperate on many matters to this day. Brandenburg originated in the Northern March in the 900s AD, from areas conquered from the Wends. It later became the Margraviate of Brandenburg, a major principality of the Holy Roman Empire. In the 15th century, it came under the rule of the House of Hohenzollern, which later also became the ruling house of the Duchy of Prussia and established Brandenburg-Prussia, the core of the later Kingdom of Prussia. From 1815 to 1947, Brandenburg was a province of Prussia. Following the abolition of Prussia after World War II, Brandenburg was established as a state by the Soviet Military Administration in Germany, and became a state of the German Democratic Republic in 1949. In 1952, the state was dissolved and broken up into multiple regional districts. Following German reunification, Brandenburg was re-established in 1990 and became one of the five new states of the Federal Republic of Germany. The origin of the name Brandenburg is believed to be West Slavic "Brani Boru", meaning "War Forest".


  1. brandenburg

    Brandenburg is a state located in the northeast of Germany, surrounding the capital city of Berlin. It is known for its well-preserved natural environment and significant landmarks such as the Sanssouci Palace. Historically, it was a key part of the Holy Roman Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia. The name "Brandenburg" is also associated with the "Brandenburg Concertos", a series of renowned classical music pieces composed by Johann Sebastian Bach.


  1. Brandenburg

    Brandenburg is one of the sixteen federal-states of Germany. The capital is Potsdam. It lies in the east of the country and is one of the federal states that was re-created in 1990 upon the reunification of the former West Germany and East Germany. Brandenburg surrounds but does not include the national capital and city-state Berlin. Originating in the medieval Northern March, the Margraviate of Brandenburg grew to become the core of the Kingdom of Prussia, which would later become the Free State of Prussia. The eastern third of historic Brandenburg was ceded to Poland in 1945.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Brandenburg

    in the great northern plain of Germany, is a central Prussian province, and the nucleus of the Prussian kingdom; most of it a sandy plain, with fertile districts and woodlands here and there.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. brandenburg

    A city in Prussia, founded by the Slavonians. Henry I., surnamed the Fowler, after defeating the Slavonians, fortified Brandenburg, 926, as a rampart against the Huns, and bestowed the government on Sigefroi, count of Ringelheim, with the title of Margrave, or protector of the marches or frontiers. Occupied by the French, October 25, 1806.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Brandenburg is ranked #3691 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Brandenburg surname appeared 9,624 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Brandenburg.

    94.3% or 9,081 total occurrences were White.
    2.2% or 213 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.4% or 141 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 85 total occurrences were Black.
    0.6% or 65 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 39 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brandenburg in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brandenburg in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Brandenburg in a Sentence

  1. Uwe Becker:

    Richard Grenell has a strong and convincing background in foreign policy with Richard Grenell long term experience at the United Nations and in other positions, not having a serving American ambassador under the American flag besides the Brandenburg Gate is not a good symbol for the deep friendship that we have with the United States. Carsten Ovens, a Christian Democratic Union politician in the German city-state of Hamburg, told Fox News it is regrettable the appointed U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell can not start Carsten Ovens service.

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