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 (brăn′dən-bûrg′, brän′dən-bo͝ork′)
1. A historical region and former margraviate of north-central Germany around which the kingdom of Prussia developed. The region is now divided between Poland and Germany.
2. A city of northeast Germany on the Havel River west-southwest of Berlin. It is an industrial center.
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(ˈbrændənˌbɜːɡ; German ˈbrandənbʊrk)
1. (Placename) a state in NE Germany, part of East Germany until 1990. A former electorate, it expanded under the Hohenzollerns to become the kingdom of Prussia (1701). The district east of the Oder River became Polish in 1945. Capital: Potsdam. Pop: 2 575 000 (2003 est). Area: 29 481 sq km (11 219 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a city in NE Germany: former capital of the Prussian province of Brandenburg. Pop: 75 485 (2003 est)
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(ˈbræn dənˌbɜrg)

1. a state in NE central Germany. 2,700,000; 10,039 sq. mi. (26,000 sq. km). Cap.: Potsdam.
2. a city in NE Germany. 95,203.
Bran′den•burg`er, n.
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Noun1.Brandenburg - the territory of an Elector (of the Holy Roman Empire) that expanded to become the kingdom of Prussia in 1701
Preussen, Prussia - a former kingdom in north-central Europe including present-day northern Germany and northern Poland; "in the 19th century Prussia led the economic and political unification of the German states"
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A framework agreement settled in 2006 between the company and the German Land Brandenburg was not in line with the EU's state aid rules.
- May 22: Mr Prodi, Verheugen and Ms de Palacio meet the Prime Minister of Poland, Jerzy Buzek; Mr Prodi and Solbes meet the President of the Catalonia, Jordi Pujol; Mr Verheugen meets the Prime Minister for Land Brandenburg, Manfred Stolpe; Mr Verheugen meets Prince Philippe of Belgium; Ms Reding meets the Minister for Education, Youth and Sport of the Land Brandenburg, Steffen Reiche; Ms Diamantopoulou meets the Minister for Policy of the Employment of the state of Brandenburg, Alwin Ziel; Mr Liikanen meets Pierre Laffitte and Rene Tregouet, French Senators.
February 17: Miss de Palacio will meet the President of Rioja, Pedro Sanz Alonso, and the Danish Minister for the Environment and Energy, Svend Auken; Mr Monti will meet the President of the Regione Toscana, Vannino Chiti, and the Danish Ministers for Economic Affairs, Marianne Jelved, and the Environment and Energy, Svend Auken; Mr Verheugen will meet the Minister for Justice and European Affairs from the Land Brandenburg, Kurt Schelter; Messrs Verheugen, Ms Schreyer and Mr Vitorino will meet the Mayor of Berlin, Eberhard Diepgen; Mr Busquin will meet Ms Beatrice Rangoni Machiavelli, President of the Economic and Social Committee.