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Grenzmark Posen-Westpreußen
Posen-West Prussia
Province of Prussia

 

1922 – 1938
 

 

Flag of Posen-West Prussia

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Location of Posen-West Prussia
Posen-West Prussia (red), within the Free State of Prussia
Capital Schneidemühl
History
 - Established 1922
 - Disestablished 1938
Area
 - 1925 7,695 km² (2,971 sq mi)
Population
 - 1925 332,400 
     Density 43.2 /km²  (111.9 /sq mi)

The border province of Posen-West Prussia (German: Grenzmark Posen-Westpreußen) was a province of the Free State of Prussia. The capital was Schneidemühl (Piła). The province had an area of 7,695 km², and was located within present-day Poland.

Posen-West Prussia was created in 1922 out of those parts of the provinces of Posen and the western parts of West Prussia that remained with the Weimar Republic after the end of World War I; the largest parts of these provinces had become parts of the Polish Republic according to the Treaty of Versailles.

Posen-West Prussia was dissolved in 1938, when its territory was divided between the provinces of Silesia, Pomerania, and Brandenburg.

Despite the name, the city of Posen (Poznań) was not part of this province.

Population

  • 1919: 326,900
  • 1925: 332,400
  • 1933: 470,600

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