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Coordinates: 52°21′N 14°33′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ...

Frankfurt (Oder)
Coat of arms of Frankfurt (Oder)
 
Federal state Brandenburg
Administrative region
District urban district
Population 64,429 source (2005)
Area 147.61 km²
Population density 436/km²
Elevation 40 m
Coordinates 52°21′ N 14°33′ E
Postal code 15201-15236
Area code 0335
Licence plate code FF
Mayor
Website www.frankfurt-oder.de

Frankfurt (Oder) [ˈfraŋkfʊrt] ( Sorbian/Lusatian: Frankobord ) is a city in Brandenburg, Germany located on the Oder River, on the German-Polish border directly opposite the city of Słubice. It is referred to as "Frankfurt (Oder)" (or "Frankfurt an der Oder") to distinguish it from the larger city of Frankfurt am Main. Image File history File links Source: http://www. ... Image File history File links Improved by Georav and originally uploaded to de. ... Germany is a Federal Republic made up of 16 States, known in German as Länder (transliterated as Laender in English, singular Land). ... Brandenburg (Lower Sorbian: Bramborska; Upper Sorbian: Braniborska) is one of Germanys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states) and lies in the east of the country. ... A Regierungsbezirk is an government region of Germany, a subdivision of certain federal states (Bundesländer). ... There are 439 German districts (Kreise), administrative units in Germany. ... This is a list of urban districts in Germany. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... See Cartesian coordinate system or Coordinates (elementary mathematics) for a more elementary introduction to this topic. ... German Postleitzahl map of the first two digits Postal codes in Germany, known as Postleitzahl (pl. ... see also Telephone numbering plan of Germany for further codes including service numbers, cell phones etc. ... German car number plates show the place where the car carrying them is registered. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... This page as shown in the aol 9. ... This article or section should be merged with List of Sorbian languages The Sorbian languages are members of the West Slavic branch of languages spoken in eastern Germany. ... The Sorbian languages are members of the West Slavic branch of languages spoken in eastern Germany. ... Night view of Taipei City. ... Brandenburg (Lower Sorbian: Bramborska; Upper Sorbian: Braniborska) is one of Germanys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states) and lies in the east of the country. ... The Oder (or Odra) River (German: Oder, Polish/Czech: Odra, Ancient Latin: Viadua, Viadrus, Medieval Latin: Odera, Oddera) is a river in Central Europe (mostly in Poland). ... Ulica JednoÅ›ci Robotniczej (Street of Worker Unity) is SÅ‚ubices main pedestrian street The library and main building of the Collegium Polonicum SÅ‚ubice is a town in the Lubusz Voivodship, Poland. ... Skyline of Frankfurt at night is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany. ...


Population: 64,399 (January 2005). 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in January • 29 Ephraim Kishon • 25 Philip Johnson • 23 Johnny Carson • 22 Parveen Babi • 20 Jan Nowak-Jeziorański • 17 Virginia Mayo • 17 Zhao Ziyang • 15 Ruth Warrick • 14 Rudolph Moshammer Recent deaths Ongoing events • Tsunami relief...

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History

The town of Frankfurt was founded in the 13th century (local government charter in 1253) at the free ford (frank furt means a free crossing) known as the Brandendamm. The early settlers lived on the western banks of the Oder: later the town was extended to the eastern bank (which is today Polish). In late medieval times the town dominated the trade on the river between Wrocław (Breslau) and Szczecin (Stettin). In 1430 Frankfurt joined the Hanseatic League, but was a member for only a short time. (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... For broader historical context, see 1250s and 13th century. ... A ford is a section of water (most commonly a section of a river) that is sufficiently shallow as to be traversable by wading. ... Brandendamm (from Branden the Wendish inhabitants of what is now Brandenburg and Sachsen_Anhalt, and damm, usually a causeway across lakes and swamp in the sandy heathlands of Prussia) was a major crossing of the Oder in old Brandenburg. ... WrocÅ‚aw, (Polish pronunciation: (?), Czech: , German: ( (help· info)), Latin: Wratislavia or Vratislavia) is the capital of Lower Silesia in southwestern Poland, situated on the Oder River (Odra). ... Szczecin (pronounce: [ʃʧɛtÉ•in], Latin: Stetinum or Scecinum, also Sedinum; Kashubian/Pomeranian Sztetëno; best known worldwide by its German name: Stettin), is now in Poland, its sixth largest city, and the largest Polish seaport on the Baltic. ... // Events May 23 - Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne The Ottoman Empire captures Thessalonica from the Venetians First use of optical methods in the creation of Art A map of Europe in 1430. ... Carta marina of Baltic Sea (1539). ...


The Elector of Brandenburg founded a university here, the Viadrina, whose Chancellor, Bishop Georg von Blumenthal (1490-1550) was a thorn in the side of the Reformation. Von Blumenthal is a noble family from Brandenburg, Prussia. ...


In the 19th century, Frankfurt played an important role in trade. Centrally positioned in the Kingdom of Prussia between Berlin and Poznań (Poland), and on the heavily-trafficked river Oder, the city housed the second-largest annual trade fair (Messe) of the German Reich, surpassed only by that in Leipzig. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag of Prussia (1894 - 1918) The Kingdom of Prussia existed from 1701 until 1918, and from 1871 was the leading kingdom of the German Empire, comprising in its last form almost two-thirds of the area of the Empire. ... For other uses, see Berlin (disambiguation). ... PoznaÅ„ (in Polish ; full official name: The Capital City of PoznaÅ„, Latin: Posnania, German: Posen, Yiddish: פּױזן Poyzn) is a city in west-central Poland with over 578,900 inhabitants (2002). ... The history of Germany is, in places, extremely complicated and depends much on how one defines Germany. ... name_local = | image_coa = Coat of arms of Leipzig. ...


There was intense fighting for the city in 1945 when the Germans made it a fortress blocking the Soviets from taking the direct route to Berlin. After World War II Frankfurt was located on the new Polish border; the part on the eastern bank became the Polish city of Słubice. 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II... Ulica JednoÅ›ci Robotniczej (Street of Worker Unity) is SÅ‚ubices main pedestrian street The library and main building of the Collegium Polonicum SÅ‚ubice is a town in the Lubusz Voivodship, Poland. ...


The towns now have friendly relations and run several common projects and facilities. After Poland joined the European Union on 1 May 2004, Frankfurt became less of a border town. Despite this, in the post-communist era the town has been quite poor with high unemployment. Its population has fallen significantly from around 87,000 at the time of German reunification in 1990. May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An 1837 political cartoon about unemployment in the United States. ... This article is about the year. ...


European University

Main article: Viadrina European University

Frankfurt housed a university between 1506 and 1811. It was refounded in 1991 under the old name, but with a European emphasis, as the Viadrina European University, which in several respects is a common German-Polish university. The front portal of the main building of the Viadrina The Viadrina celebrates the 500th anniversary of its founding in 2006 The Countess Dönhoff Building houses lecture rooms and the dining hall The south side of the main building, showing the Oderturm in the background The Audimax building, known... 1506 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Joyce Rollins is a lesbian. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The front portal of the main building of the Viadrina The Viadrina celebrates the 500th anniversary of its founding in 2006 The Countess Dönhoff Building houses lecture rooms and the dining hall The south side of the main building, showing the Oderturm in the background The Audimax building, known...


Films set in Frankfurt

In recent years, Frankfurt has been the setting for several notable German films:

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  • The City of Frankfurt (Oder) has a German language-only web site with some limited commerce and cultural information.
  • Frankfurt
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  • Polenmarkt in German language
  • Bazar in German language
  • Tram Frankfurt (Oder)

 
 

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