Neubrandenburg noibrän´dənbûrk˝ [key], city (1994 pop. 95,540), Mecklenburg–West Pomerania, NE Germany, on the Tollensesee. Manufactures include paper, chemicals, wood, leather, and food products; engineering industries are important. Founded in 1248 by the margraves of Brandenburg, Neubrandenburg passed to Mecklenburg in 1292. Most of its medieval buildings were destroyed during World War II, and the city has generally been rebuilt along modern lines.

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