List of former German colonies

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German colonies throughout history:
  German Empire
  Colonies of the German Empire
  Prussian-Brandenburg colonies
  "Little Venice"

This is a list of former German colonies and protectorates (German: Schutzgebiete) established by the German Empire, Brandenburg-Prussia and the Habsburg Monarchy. This list may be incomplete, you can help by expanding it.

Brandenburg–Prussian colonies[edit]

These were colonies unsuccessfully settled by Brandenburg-Prussia (part of the Holy Roman Empire realm), after 1701 Kingdom of Prussia, before the foundation of the German Empire in 1871.

Africa[edit]

North America[edit]

These territories were held briefly under lease or occupation during the early European colonization of the New World.

South America[edit]

Habsburg colonies[edit]

These were colonies of the Habsburg Monarchy, part of the Holy Roman Empire of German Nation realm until 1804, Austrian Empire after 1804, Austria-Hungary from 1867 to the end of World War I.

Imperial German colonies[edit]

These are colonies settled by and controlled by the German Empire from 1884 to 1919. Those territories constituted the German Colonial Empire.

Africa[edit]

The following were German African protectorates:

German colonies in Africa, 1884–1920

Pacific[edit]

These were German colonies in the Pacific:

Colonial Possessions and Protectorates of the German Empire, 1883–1920, confirmed by Treaty, International Agreement, or Purchase

China[edit]

These Treaty ports were German concessions in China, leased to it by the Qing Dynasty:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ostend East India Company". WorldStatesmen.org. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Index of Colonies and Dependencies". WorldStatesme.org. Retrieved 5 July 2019.

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