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Historical place names

The service provided here bases on the series of historical locality lists of formerly German territories that were published by the BKG for the handling of nationality questions. The digital stock of place names is today larger than that of the analog lists. The data stock comprises place names with their chronology from 1900 to 1993.
The historical place names are available free of charge according to the Datenlizenz Deutschland – Namensnennung – Version 2.0.
Besides the interactive search mask (Web Application) the historical place name list can also be provided as Internet service (Web Service). For further information please see documentation.
Prerequisite for the use of the search screen is a Java Runtime Environment from version 1.7 on. A current version can anytime be obtained free of charge via www.java.sun.


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Last revison:19.08.2019