Province of West Prussia

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West Prussia was a province (17721824 and 18781918) of the Kingdom of Prussia.

Created from lands lost by the Kingdom of Poland during its First Partition (1772), it included the former Polish province of Royal Prussia, except for Warmia, which was included in East Prussia; and also small portion from Ducal Prussia with Marienwerder (Kwidzyn).

In 1793, during the Second Partition of Poland, the city of Danzig was incorporated into West Prussia. In 1806 southern parts of the province were moved to the Grand Duchy of Warsaw. In 1817 the Chełmno Land was added from the Grand Duchy of Poznan. West and East Prussia were combined as a single province in 18241878. Most of West Prussia returned to Poland in 1919, and both the eastern remainder (which in the meanwhile was joined to the Prussian province of East Prussia), and the western remainder (which in the meanwhile formed Grenzmark Posen-West Prussia) in 1945.

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1 Divisions
2 Office Holders
3 See also
4 External links
5 Article Map

Population of West Prussia in 1890/1900

Population of Prussia and its Provinces in 1890
Inhabitants non-German citizens
West Prussia 1,433,681 1,976

From 1885 to 1890 West Prussia's population decreased by 1%.

1875 - 1 343 057 1880 - 1 405 898 1890 - 1 433 681 (681 195 protestants, 717 532 catholics, 21 750 jews, others) 1900 - 1 563 658 (730 685 protestants, 800 395 catholics, 18 226 jews, others)

Divisions

Note: Prussian provinces were subdivided into units called "Kreise" (singular "Kreis", abbreviated "Kr.", English circle), which were similar to large counties in US terms. Cities would have their own "Stadtkreis" (English: municipal county) and the surrounding rural area would be named for the city, but referred to as a "Landkreis" (English: rural county).

Kreis ("County") Polish spelling 1905 Pop Poles Germans Jewish Origin
Danzig district (northern)
Danzig Stadtkreis Gdańsk
Elbing Stadtkreis Elbląg
Berent Koscierzyna 49.4 %
Danziger-Höhe Gdańsk-Wyżyny 9.7 %
Danziger-Niederung Gdańsk-Niziny
Dirschau Tczew 39.9 %
Elbing Elbląg
Karthaus Kartuzy 68.7 %
Marienburg Malborg
Neustadt Wejherowo 52.2 %
Preußisch Stargard Starogard Gdański 72.6 %
Putzig Puck 68.6 %
Marienwerder district (southern)
Graudenz Stadtkreis Grudziądz 10.9 %
Thorn, Stadtkreis Toruń 22.7 %
Briesen Wąbrzeźno 57.4 %
Culm (Kulm) Chełmno 53.0 %
Deutsch Krone Wałcz
Flatow Złotów 25.4 %
Graudenz, Landkreis Grudziądz 40.5 %
Konitz Chojnice 53.7 %
Löbau Lubawa 80.1 %
Marienwerder Kwidzyn 35.7 %
Rosenberg Susz 6.9 %
Schlochau Człuchów 11.2 %
Schwetz Świecie 53.6 %
Strasburg Brodnica 65.2 %
Stuhm Sztum 36.4 %
Thorn, Landkreis Toruń 51.6 %
Tuchel Tuchola 63.8 %

Office Holders

See also

External links


Article Map

This article is part of the Prussia portion of the Wikipedia Project "Historical States" which is structured upon the administrative organization of the Prussian government as it existed just before unification in 1871.

  • Kingdom of Prussia (between 1815 and 1871, part of the German Confederation; between 1871 and 1920, inside the German Empire)
    • Provinces <== YOU ARE HERE
      • Admin. districts ("Regierungsbezirke") - usually two or three per province
        • Counties ("Kreise") - around 30 - 40 per province
          • Civil registration districts ("Standesämter"), similar to a township - usually 5 - 10 per Kreis.de:Westpreußen

fr:Prusse occidentale pl:Prusy Zachodnie

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