Braunschweig (region)

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Brunswick
Regierungsbezirk
Map of Lower Saxony highlighting the former Regierungsbezirk of Brunswick
Map of Lower Saxony highlighting the former Regierungsbezirk of Brunswick
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
Disestablished 2004-12-31
Region seat Brunswick
Area
 • Total 8,098.5 km2 (3,126.8 sq mi)
Population (30 Sep. 2004)
 • Total 1,659,396
 • Density 200/km2 (530/sq mi)

Brunswick (German Braunschweig) is one of the four former administrative regions (Regierungsbezirke) of Lower Saxony, Germany, located in the southeast of the state. The region covers roughly the area of the former state of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Founded in 1978 out of Verwaltungsbezirk Braunschweig, it was dissolved in 2004.

The region of Brunswick is the most R&D-intensive[clarification needed] area in the whole European Economic Area investing 7.1% of its GDP for research & technology. (Eurostat, 2006)

Districts from 1978 to 2004[edit]

Coordinates: 52°10′N 10°30′E / 52.17°N 10.5°E / 52.17; 10.5