Hanover, a city of Prussia, capital of the province of Hanover, on the Leine, an affluent of the Weser, 83 miles S. by W. of Hamburg. Lat. 52° 22' 16" N. ; Lon. 9° 44' 40" E. Railways connect it with the principal North German towns. It is built on a sandy plain, enclosed by planted walks, and divided by the river (here crossed by several bridges) into an old and a new town (with which have been incorporated a number of suburbs), the latter regularly laid out, with many stately edifices and a number of beautiful parks. On the Waterlooplatz is the Waterloo Column, 154 feet in height, erected to the Hanoverians who fell at Waterloo. The principal edifices and institutions are the royal Salace, the palace of Ring Ernest Augustus, the old town- all, several interesting churches, opera-house, arsenal, a splendid theatre, the Hanover Provincial Museum (with collections of paintings and objects of natural history), the Kestner Museum, the polytechnic institute (one of the leading institutions of its kind in Germany), royal and provincial library (with about 200,000 volumes and valuable manuscripts), a veterinary college, and a school of industrial art. It has manufactures of oil-cloth, gold and silver articles, carpets, lacquered wares, chiccory, etc., besides machinery, iron bridges, pianos, chemicals and paints, malted and other liquors, etc. About half a mile from the city is a royal country residence with a fine picture-gallery, and 1 mile distant is the old palace of Herrenhausen, the favorite residence of George I., II., and V. The city has many public monuments. Hanover has increased rapidly in population since the-annexation to Prussia. Pop. in 1900, 235,649.
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