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Burgkunstadt
BURGKUNSTADT is a town in the district of Lichtenfels , in northern Bavaria
Bavaria
, Germany
Germany
. It is situated on the right bank of the Main , 15 km west of Kulmbach
Kulmbach
, and 24 km southeast of Coburg
Coburg
. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Folklore * 3 Sons and daughters of the town * 4 References HISTORYThe earliest archeological evidence of settlement dates to the 8th century, and the first written record of a settlement dates to April 13, 1059 in the time of Friedrich Barbarossa. The city earned its charter on April 27, 1426 under Prince Frederick Bishop of Bamberg. The town experienced outbreaks of plague in 1312, 1348, 1448, 1473, and 1626. 195 villagers died, approximately one third of the population. The town fell under the sway of Protestantism
Protestantism
in 1517 but returned to Catholicism
Catholicism
in 1624
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Coburg
COBURG (German pronunciation: ) is a town located on the Itz river in the Upper Franconia region of Bavaria
Bavaria
, Germany. Long part of one of the Thuringian states of the Wettin line , it joined Bavaria
Bavaria
by popular vote only in 1920. Until the revolution of 1918, it was one of the capitals of the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
and the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg- Saalfeld
Saalfeld
. Through successful dynastic policies, the ruling princely family married into several of the royal families of Europe, most notably in the person of Prince Albert
Prince Albert
, who married Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria
in 1840
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Kulmbach
KULMBACH is the capital of the district of Kulmbach
Kulmbach
in Bavaria
Bavaria
in Germany
Germany
. The town is famous for Plassenburg Castle, which houses the largest tin soldier museum in the world, and for its famous sausages, or Bratwürste
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Vehicle Registration Plate
A VEHICLE REGISTRATION PLATE, also known as a NUMBER PLATE (British English ) or a LICENSE PLATE ( American English
American English
), is a metal or plastic plate attached to a motor vehicle or trailer for official identification purposes. All countries require registration plates for road vehicles such as cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Whether they are required for other vehicles, such as bicycles, boats, or tractors, may vary by jurisdiction. The registration identifier is a numeric or alphanumeric ID that uniquely identifies the vehicle owner within the issuing region's vehicle register . In some countries, the identifier is unique within the entire country, while in others it is unique within a state or province. Whether the identifier is associated with a vehicle or a person also varies by issuing agency. There are also electronic license plates
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Central European Summer Time
CENTRAL EUROPEAN SUMMER TIME (CEST), sometime referred also as Central European Daylight Time (CEDT), is the standard clock time observed during the period of summer daylight-saving in those European countries which observe Central European Time
Central European Time
(UTC+1 ) during the other part of the year. It corresponds to UTC+2
UTC+2
, which makes it the same as Central Africa Time , South African Standard Time and Kaliningrad Time in Russia
Russia
. CONTENTS * 1 Names * 2 Period of observation * 3 Usage * 4 See also * 5 References NAMESOther names which have been applied to Central European Summer Time are Middle European Summer Time
European Summer Time
(MEST), Central European Daylight Saving Time (CEDT), and Bravo Time (after the second letter of the NATO phonetic alphabet
NATO phonetic alphabet
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Catholicism
The CATHOLIC CHURCH, also known as the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, is the largest Christian church , with more than 1.29 billion members worldwide. As one of the oldest religious institutions in the world, it has played a prominent role in the history and development of Western civilisation . Headed by the Bishop of Rome
Rome
, known as the Pope
Pope
, the church's doctrines are summarised in the Nicene Creed . Its central administration, the Holy See , is in the Vatican City
Vatican City
, enclaved within Rome
Rome
, Italy
Italy

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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Bayerisches Landesamt Für Statistik Und Datenverarbeitung
The STATISTICAL OFFICES OF THE GERMAN STATES (German : STATISTISCHE LANDESäMTER) carry out the task of collecting official statistics in Germany
Germany
together and in cooperation with the FEDERAL STATISTICAL OFFICE . The implementation of statistics according to Article 83 of the constitution is executed at state level
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Thirty Years War
Peace of Westphalia * Protestant
Protestant
princes allowed to continue religious practices * Decline of the Catholic Church
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Second Margrave War
The SECOND MARGRAVE WAR (German : Zweiter Markgrafenkrieg) was a conflict in the Holy Roman Empire
Holy Roman Empire
between 1552 and 1555. Instigated by Albert Alcibiades , Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach
Brandenburg-Kulmbach
and Brandenburg-Bayreuth , it involved numerous raids, plunderings and the destruction of many towns and castles in the empire, especially in Franconia
Franconia
. Other towns in other areas where also affected, such as Mainz
Mainz
, Worms , Oppenheim
Oppenheim
, Metz
Metz
, Verdun
Verdun
, Frankfurt
Frankfurt
, and Speyer
Speyer

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Central European Time
CENTRAL EUROPEAN TIME (CET), used in most parts of Europe
Europe
and a few North African
North African
countries, is a standard time which is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time
Coordinated Universal Time
(UTC). The time offset from UTC
UTC
can be written as +01:00 . The same standard time, UTC+01:00 , is also known as MIDDLE EUROPEAN TIME (MET, German: MEZ) and under other names like BERLIN TIME, ROMANCE STANDARD TIME (RST), PARIS TIME or ROME TIME. The 15th meridian east is the central axis for UTC+01:00 in the world system of time zones . As of 2011, all member states of the European Union observe summer time; those that during the winter use CET use Central European Summer Time (CEST) (or: UTC+02:00 , daylight saving time ) in summer (from last Sunday of March to last Sunday of October)
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Protestantism
PROTESTANTISM is the second largest form of Christianity
Christianity
with collectively more than 900 million adherents worldwide or nearly 40% of all Christians
Christians
. It originated with the Reformation , a movement against what its followers considered to be errors in the Roman Catholic Church
Catholic Church
. Ever since, Protestants reject the Roman Catholic
Catholic
doctrine of papal supremacy and sacraments , but disagree among themselves regarding the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist
Eucharist
. They emphasize the priesthood of all believers , justification by faith alone (sola fide) rather than by good works , and the highest authority of the Bible
Bible
alone (rather than with sacred tradition ) in faith and morals (sola scriptura )
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Oberfranken (region)
UPPER FRANCONIA (German : Oberfranken) is a Regierungsbezirk (administrative region ) of the state of Bavaria
Bavaria
, southern Germany
Germany
. It forms part of the historically significant region of Franconia
Franconia
(See also: Middle Franconia
Franconia
and Lower Franconia
Franconia
), all now part of the German Federal State of Bayern (Bavaria). With more than 200 independent breweries which brew approximately 1000 different types of beer , Upper Franconia
Franconia
has the worlds highest brewery-density per capita. A special Franconian beer route (Fränkische Brauereistraße) leads along popular breweries
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Districts Of Germany
In most German states, the primary administrative subdivision is a LANDKREIS ("rural district "); the exceptions are the states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Schleswig-Holstein
Schleswig-Holstein
, where the term is simply KREIS. Most major cities in Germany
Germany
are not part of any Kreis, and perform, themselves, functions like those of Kreisen; such a city is referred to as a KREISFREIE STADT (literally "district-free city") or STADTKREIS ("urban district"). Kreise stand at an intermediate level of administration between each German state (s. Land, p. Länder) and the municipal governments (s. Gemeinde, p. Gemeinden ) within it. These correspond to level-3 administrative units in the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS 3), and are roughly equivalent to counties in the United States
United States

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Regierungsbezirk
A German REGIERUNGSBEZIRK (pronounced , often abbreviated to REG.-BEZ.; English: administrative district ) is an administrative district of one of the nation's federal states . Its governing body is called a Regierungspräsidium or Bezirksregierung (district government), and is headed by a Regierungspräsident (district president). The Regierungsbezirke do not legislate; rather, each acts as a mid-level agent of its federal state, and is concerned mostly with administrative decisions on a local level for the (rural or urban) locale that is its jurisdiction. CONTENTS * 1 Translations * 2 History * 3 Regierungsbezirke by state * 4 Historic Regierungsbezirke * 5 References * 6 External links TRANSLATIONS Regierungsbezirk
Regierungsbezirk
is variously translated as "governmental district", "administrative district" or "province", with the first two being closest literal translations
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