Zweibrücken

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Zweibrücken

(tsvī'brü`kən), Fr. Deux-Ponts, city (1994 pop. 35,704), Rhineland-Palatinate, W Germany, near the Saarland border. Zweibrücken is a transportation center and has ironworks, steelworks, and factories that produce leather goods, wood products, machines, and textiles. It is also a noted horse-breeding center, horse races are held there. Zweibrücken was chartered in 1352 and passed (1385) to the PalatinatePalatinate
, Ger. Pfalz, two regions of Germany. They are related historically, but not geographically. The Rhenish or Lower Palatinate (Ger.
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 branch of the Bavarian house of Wittelsbach. In 1410 it became the seat of the counts (later dukes) palatine of Zweibrücken under a cadet line of the Palatinate branch. Charles X of Sweden was the nephew of John II, duke palatine of Zweibrücken; his son, Charles XI of Sweden, inherited Zweibrücken in the late 17th cent., and the duchy remained in personal union with Sweden from 1697 until the death (1718) of Charles XII. The Zweibrücken line continued until 1731, when the related Palatinate-Birkenfeld line acceded. The duchy of Zweibrücken was annexed (1797) to France. It was restored to Bavaria at the Congress of Vienna (1814–15) and since then has shared the history of the Rhenish Palatinate. It was virtually demolished in World War II but has since been reconstructed.
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La reunion a emis un certain nombre de decisions et de directives qui permettront d'accelerer les mesures a prendre pour la realisation des deux ponts qui se rapportent au plan specifique visant essentiellement a transferer la circulation de la machinerie lourde aux bords sans passer aux centres des villes.
Le programme de restauration des monuments historiques mobilisera des investissements de l'ordre de 285,5 millions de dirhams, a precise le ministre, notant qu'il portera sur la rehabilitation de cinq Medersas, quatre Borjs, trois Foundouks, trois Tanneries, deux Murailles, deux Ponts et huit monuments divers.
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