- Pissa River
:"This river should not be confused with the
Pisa Riverin Poland."
The Pissa is a
riverin the Kaliningrad Oblastin Russianear Chernyakhovsk.
Insterand Angerapp ( Angrapa) are tributaries to the Pregel river. These names, of Old Prussianorigin, were used by Germans of East Prussiauntil 1945.
According to an anecdote, the inhabitants of
Gumbinnenwere embarrassed by the name and asked King Friedrich Wilhelm IVfor a name change. He is said to have replied "Approved. Recommend Urinoco." (Gordon A. Craig, "Über die Deutschen")
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