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New Brunswick

New Brunswick (pronunciation: /njuː ˈbrʌnzwɪk/) is one of the thirteen provinces and territories of Canada. It is named after the British royal family of Brunswick-Lüneburg (the Hanoverians), who are the ancestors of the current British Queen. The name Brunswick is a translation of the German city Braunschweig.


The name New Brunswick originated from the historical House of Brunswick, which was founded by Frederick I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. The name Brunswick (Braunschweig in German) is a city in Lower Saxony, in north-central Germany.

Related Terms

  • Canada: A country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean.
  • Brunswick-Lüneburg: A historical principality within the Holy Roman Empire, which existed from the 13th century until the end of the 19th century.
  • House of Hanover: A German royal dynasty that ruled Hanover, Great Britain, and Ireland at various times during the 17th through 20th centuries.

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