Posen

Posen, a province of Prussia on the Russian frontier, surrounded by West Prussia, Brandenburg, and Silesia; belongs to the great North German plain; has several lakes, and is traversed by the navigable Warthe, Netze, and Vistula. The prevailing industry is agriculture; the crops are grain, potatoes, and hops; there are some manufactures of machinery and cloth. Originally part of Poland, half the population are Poles; except the Jews, most of the people are Catholics. The capital is Posen (70), on the Warthe, by rail 185 m. E. of Berlin. It is a pleasant town, with a cathedral, museum, and library, manufactures of manure and agricultural implements, breweries and distilleries. It is now a fortress of the first rank. Gnesen and Bromberg are the other chief towns.

Population (circa 1900) given as 1,752,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Portland Vase
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Portobello
Portsmouth
Portsmouth
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Posen
Posidonius
Positivism
Posse Comitatus
Post Restante
Potemkin
Potomac River
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Pott, August Friedrich
Potter, John