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facts in brief

Part of Braun and Hogenberg map I-25
Part of Braun and Hogenberg map I-25

Facts in brief:

Located on Gera (formerly Erpf) river; established on site of abbey & royal residence in 8th cen.; was important medieval administrative, military & commercial center specializing in woad, a plant then used for blue dye; was Prussian after 1802.

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