Württemberg

Württemberg (English: /ˈvɜːrtəmbɜːrɡ/) is a historical German territory. Together with Swabia, Baden and Hohenzollern, three other historical territories, it now forms the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg. Württemberg was formerly also spelled Würtemberg and Wirtemberg.

History

Originally part of the old Duchy of Swabia, its history can be summarized in the following periods:

After World War II, it was split into Württemberg-Baden and Württemberg-Hohenzollern. Finally, in 1952, it was integrated into Baden-Württemberg. Stuttgart, the historical capital city of Württemberg, became the capital of the present state.

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