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Bromberg, the capital of a government, of the same name in the province of Posen, Germany. Standing on the river Brake, it was in existence in the middle of the 13th century, and appears to have suffered at times from war, owing to its position near the frontier, but it also throve commercially through the same cause. It was taken by Prussia in 1772, and was restored to that country in 1815, having been assigned by the Treaty of Tilsit to the Duchy of Warsaw. The Bromberg Canal opens up communication between the Vistula, the Oder, and the Elbe, and railways connect the place with Berlin. Dantzig, and Warsaw. Woollen and leather goods, Prussian blue, tobacco, sugar, chicory, beer, and brandy, are produced, and there is a large transit trade.