Place:Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

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NameRheinland-Pfalz
Alt namesRhineland-Palatinate
Lower Palatinatesource: Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 348
Pfalzsource: Cambridge Encyclopedia (1990); USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Rheinland-Pfalzsource: Wikipedia
Rhenish Palatinatesource: BHA, Authority file (2003-)
Rhine Palatinatesource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 914
Rhineland Palatinatesource: Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 354
Rhénanie-Palatinatsource: BHA, Authority file (2003-)
TypeModern State
Coordinates50°N 7°E
Located inGermany
See alsoHessen-Nassau, Preußen, GermanyParent
Rheinland, Preußen, GermanyParent
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Rhineland-Palatinate (German: Rheinland-Pfalz, ; ) is one of the 16 states of the Federal Republic of Germany. It has an area of and about four million inhabitants. The capital is Mainz.

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Rheinpfalz is a general region.

History

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The state of Rhineland-Palatinate was established on 30 August 1946.[1] It was formed from the northern part of the French Occupation Zone, which included parts of Bavaria (the Rhenish Palatinate), the southern parts of the Prussian Rhine Province (including the District of Birkenfeld, which formerly belonged to Oldenburg), parts of the Prussian Province of Nassau (see Hesse-Nassau), and parts of Hesse-Darmstadt (Rhinehessen on the western bank of the Rhine[1]). The state constitution was confirmed by referendum on 18 May 1947.

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