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Territorial structure of Germany 1800 - 1945

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Thümmler, Heinzpeter (Strenz Institut für Wirtschaftsgeschichte Berlin (AdW))
  • Narweleit, Gerhard (Strenz Institut für Wirtschaftsgeschichte Berlin (AdW))
  • Rook, Hans-Joachim (Strenz Institut für Wirtschaftsgeschichte Berlin (AdW))
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    Research on the territorial structure of Germany at the district or municipal level, geographic-territorial changes as a result of the industrial revolution in Germany.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1800 / 1945
Geographic Coverage
  • Historical German lands (-1871) (DQDE)
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE)
  • Germany primarily within the borders of the founding of the Reich in 1871, without Alsace-Lorraine. Census of the districts and administrative regions of Germany. 20 cross-sections within the approx. 150 years.
Collection Mode
  • File and document analysis, evaluation of regional statistics, statistical hand books, management records.
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 30
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8075 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23

Thümmler, Heinzpeter; Narweleit, Gerhard; Rook, Hans-Joachim (2008): Territorialstruktur Deutschlands 1800 - 1945. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.