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Hohenzollern (Hohenzollernsche Lande in full) was a de facto province of the Kingdom of Prussiamarker. It was created in 1850 by joining the principalities of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringenmarker and Hohenzollern-Hechingenmarker after both formerly independently ruling Catholic princely lines of the House of Hohenzollern had handed over their sovereignty to Prussia, ruled by the Protestant branch of the of Hohenzollern. It used the same coat of arms as the main coat of arms of the ruling house.

Hohenzollern consisted of a single district, the Regierungsbezirk Sigmaringen. The last census in 1939 resulted 74,000 inhabitants; the capital was Sigmaringenmarker. While Hohenzollern enjoyed all the rights of a full-fledged province of Prussia, including representation in the Prussian parliament, its military matters were governed by the Rhine Provincemarker. The Regierungsbezirk Sigmaringen was further subdivided into seven Oberamtsbezirke, although only four of these remained by 1925, when they were merged and re-divided as two new Kreise.

In 1946, the French military administration made it a part of the state of W├╝rttemberg-Hohenzollernmarker. Hohenzollern has been part of the Germanmarker federal state of Baden-W├╝rttembergmarker since 1952.

After regional reforms in 1973 the Hohenzollern borders were finally eliminated, with the region now belonging to the districts of Sigmaringenmarker and Zollernalbkreismarker, which also contain land that was not previously Hohenzollern territory.


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