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Encyclopedia > Greater Berlin Act

The Greater Berlin Act (German: Groß-Berlin-Gesetz) of 1920, in full the Law Regarding the Ronstruction of the New Local Authority of Berlin (German: Gesetz über die Bildung einer neuen Stadtgemeinde Berlin), was a law passed by the Prussian government that led to the formation of the separate Prussian administrative region of Berlin. 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 3 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time. ... Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Prussia, 1701-1918 Prussia (German: ; Latin: Borussia, Prutenia; Lithuanian: ; Polish: ; Old Prussian: PrÅ«sa) was, most recently, a historic state originating in East Prussia, an area which for centuries had substantial influence on German and European history. ... Berlin is the capital city and a state of Germany. ...


The act was passed in the Prussian parliament on 27 April 1920 and came into effect on 1 October of the same year. The region then termed Greater Berlin broke away from the Province of Brandenburg and consisted of the following: April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 3 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The Province of Brandenburg (German: ) was a province of the Kingdom of Prussia and the Free State of Prussia from 1815 to 1946. ...

The act increased the area of Berlin 13-fold from 66km² (25.5 sq mi) to 883km² (341 sq mi) and the population doubled from approximately 1.9 million to near 4 million, with almost 1.2 million of these new inhabitants coming from the 7 surrounding towns alone. Charlottenburg palace Charlottenburg is an area in Berlin, formerly a borough, now part of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf. ... Köpenick is a former borough of Berlin; in 2001 it merged with Treptow to form the new borough Treptow-Köpenick. ... Lichtenberg is a borough of Berlin, Germany. ... The location of Neukölln in Berlin. ... Schöneberg is a district of Berlin. ... For the 1980s New Wave group, see Spandau Ballet. ... Wilmersdorf is an area of Berlin, formerly a borough but since 2001 part of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf. ... The Berlin City Palace (German: Berliner Stadtschloss) was a palace in central Berlin, on Schlossplatz, next to Alexanderplatz. ...


Greater Berlin was then sub-divided into 20 boroughs (Verwaltungsbezirke):

Through this law, it became possible to implement integrated town planning across the whole of Greater Berlin. With this, the act was an important foundation for the rise of Berlin to a cultural centre of Europe in the 1920s. Berlin-Mitte or Mitte is the central-most borough of Berlin (Mitte is German for centre). ... Tiergarten (Animal Garden) is a large park and a former borough of Berlin, since 2001 a part of the expanded borough Mitte. ... Wedding is a district in the borough of Mitte, Berlin, Germany and was a separate borough in north-western Berlin until it was fused with Tiergarten and Mitte in 2001. ... Prenzlauer Berg is a former borough of Berlin situated in the eastern part of the city. ... Kreuzberg Kreuzberg is possibly the most well-known of the boroughs (Bezirke) of Berlin. ... Boulevard Karl-Marx-Allee Friedrichshain is a part of Berlins borough Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. ... Charlottenburg palace Charlottenburg is an area in Berlin, formerly a borough, now part of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf. ... Köpenick is a former borough of Berlin; in 2001 it merged with Treptow to form the new borough Treptow-Köpenick. ... Lichtenberg is a borough of Berlin, Germany. ... The location of Neukölln in Berlin. ... Schöneberg is a district of Berlin. ... For the 1980s New Wave group, see Spandau Ballet. ... Wilmersdorf is an area of Berlin, formerly a borough but since 2001 part of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf. ... Pankow is a borough of Berlin. ... Reinickendorf is a borough of Berlin. ... Location of Steglitz within Berlin. ... The Tempelhof town hall - due to the merger with Schöneberg now without a mayor Tempelhof was a borough of the city of Berlin that was united with Schöneberg in 2001 to form the Tempelhof-Schöneberg borough. ... Treptow is a former borough of Berlin; in 2001 it merged with Köpenick to form the new borough Treptow-Köpenick. ... Weißensee is a former borough of Berlin, Germany, named for a small lake within it. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Urban, city, or town planning, deals with design of the built environment from the municipal and metropolitan perspective. ... The Golden Twenties, in Berlin, Germany, were an exciting and extremely vibrant time in the history of Berlin, German history, and European history in general. ...


The law still has some effect in modern Germany, with elements taken from it during the Reunification of Germany to define the borders of the new German state of Berlin. German reunification (Deutsche Wiedervereinigung) refers to the reunification of Germany from its constituent parts of East Germany and West Germany under a single government on October 3, 1990. ... Germany is a Federal Republic made up of 16 States, known in German as Länder (transliterated as Laender in English, singular Land). ...


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  • text of the law (in German)

 
 

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