Württemberg-Hohenzollern

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Württemberg-Hohenzollern
Part of French-administered Germany
and a State of West Germany

 

1945–1952

Flag of Württemberg-Hohenzollern

Flag

Location of Württemberg-Hohenzollern
Württemberg-Hohenzollern (bright blue) as taken from the French-administered zone of post-war Germany (pale blue)
Capital city Tübingen
Historical era post-World War II
 -  Established 1945
 -  State of West Germany 23 May 1949
 -  Disestablished 25 April 1952
Area 10,406 km2 (4,018 sq mi)

Württemberg-Hohenzollern was one of the original states of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its capital was Tübingen.

It was part of the French Zone of Occupation. After a referendum on 16 December 1951 it joined with Württemberg-Baden, which had been in the American Zone, and Baden which had also been in the French Zone, and formed the present state of Baden-Württemberg on 25 April 1952

After World War the Kingdom of Württemberg became the Free Peoples' State of Württemberg. After World War II the part of the Free Peoples' State of Württemberg and the old Principality of Hohenzollern were joined to make Württemberg-Hohenzollern. The name of the Royal family of Prussia was Hohenzollern because they came from this area. This is also why it was always part of Prussia until Prussia was abolished after World War II.

List of heads of government[change | change source]

  1. 1945 - 1947: Carlo Schmid (SPD)
  2. 1947 - 1948: Lorenz Bock (CDU)
  3. 1948 - 1952: Gebhard Müller (CDU)