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Hessen
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I. General – II. Church History – III. The Evangelical Church of Kurhessen-Waldeck

I. General

The federal state (Ger. Land) of Hessen has existed in its present-day form since Sep 19, 1945. Its new constitution was adopted by referendum on Dec 1, 1946. Hessen covers an area of 21,115 km2 and has 6,075,259 inhabitants (as of Dec 2006). It is subdivided into three administrative regions (Kassel, Gießen, Darmstadt), 21 districts, and 426 ci…

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Schilling, Johannes, “Hessen”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_09760>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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