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Hanover

[han-oh-ver] /ˈhæn oʊ vər/
noun
1.
a member of the royal family that ruled Great Britain under that name from 1714 to 1901.
2.
a former province in NW Germany; now a district in Lower Saxony. 14,944 sq. mi. (38,705 sq. km).
3.
a city in and the capital of Lower Saxony, in N central Germany.
4.
a city in S Pennsylvania.
5.
a town in SE Massachusetts.
German Hannover
[hah-noh-vuh r] /hɑˈnoʊ vər/ (Show IPA),
(for defs 2, 3).

Lower Saxony

[loh-er] /ˈloʊ ər/
noun
1.
a state in NW Germany. 18,294 sq. mi. (47,380 sq. km).
Capital: Hanover.
German Niedersachsen.
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British Dictionary definitions for Hanover

Hanover1

/ˈhænəʊvə/
noun
1.
the English spelling of Hannover

Hanover2

/ˈhænəʊvə/
noun
1.
a princely house of Germany (1692–1815), the head of which succeeded to the British throne as George I in 1714
2.
the royal house of Britain (1714–1901)

Lower Saxony

noun
1.
a state of N Germany, on the North Sea and including the E Frisian Islands: a leading European producer of petroleum. Capital: Hanover. Pop: 7 993 000 (2003 est). Area: 47 408 sq km (18 489 sq miles) German name Niedersachsen
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Lower Saxony

Land (state) of Germany. The country's second largest state in size, Lower Saxony occupies an important band of territory across the northwestern part of the country. It is bordered by the North Sea and the German states of Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg to the north and by the states of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania to the northeast, Saxony-Anhalt to the east, Thuringia and Hessen to the south, and North Rhine-Westphalia to the southwest. The Netherlands borders Lower Saxony to the west. The state of Bremen, formed by the cities of Bremerhaven (at the mouth of the Weser) and Bremen (40 miles [64 km] up the river), is an enclave within Lower Saxony. Lower Saxony was established on Nov. 1, 1946, by the British military government, which merged the former Prussian province of Hanover with the states of Braunschweig, Oldenburg, and Schaumburg-Lippe. Its capital is Hannover. Area 18,385 square miles (47,616 square km). Pop. (2006 est.) 7,982,685.

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