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Waldeck Pyrmont

Waldeck-Pyrmont, two territories of North Germany forming a principality, governed by a hereditary prince, but wholly subordinate to imperial authority. Waldeck has an area of 407 square miles, and is enclosed by Prussia, Westphalia, and Hesse-Cassel. Prymont lies north, and its 25 square miles are surrounded by Hannover, Brunswick, and Lippe-Detmold. Both divisions are in the basin of the Weser and consist mainly of hills and forests, with fertile valleys and pastures. Cattle, timber, fine wool, iron and honey are exported, but the mineral waters of Pyrmont supply the bulk of the revenue. Arolsen and Pyrmont are the chief towns.