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====[[Bavaria|(Free State of) Bavaria]] (''Bayern'')====
 
 
 
Bavaria (German: Freistaat Bayern, pronounced ['fʁaɪ.ʃtaːt ˈbaɪ.ɐn]  ( listen)), with an area of 70,548 square kilometres (27,200 sq mi) and almost 12.5 million inhabitants, is located in the southeast of Germany and is the largest state of Germany by area, forming almost 20% of the total land area of Germany. Its capital is [[Munich]] (''München'' in Upper Bavaria.
 
 
 
The largest State in Germany, it is also the region where all the famous typical things (food, clothes, music...) come from.
 
 
 
Other large cities:
 
* [[Augsburg]]
 
* [[Bamberg]]
 
* [[Erlangen]]
 
* [[Fürth]]
 
* [[Ingolstadt]]
 
* [[Nürnberg]]
 
* [[Regensburg]]
 
* [[Würzburg]]
 
 
 
[[Category:Germany]]
 
 
 
==Geography==
 
[[Image:Bavarian Alps 2002.jpg|left|thumb|The Bavarian Alps]]
 
Bavaria shares international borders with Austria and the Czech Republic as well as with Switzerland (across [[Lake Constance]]). Neighbouring states within Germany are <span lang="de">[[Baden-Württemberg]]</span>, <span lang="de">[[Hesse]]</span>, [[Thuringia]] and Saxony. Two major rivers flow through the state, the [[Danube]] (<span lang="de">''Donau''</span>) and the <span lang="de">[[Main]]</span>. The [[Bavarian Alps]] define the border with Austria, and within the range is the highest peak in Germany, the <span lang="de">[[Zugspitze]]</span>.
 
 
 
The major cities in Bavaria are Munich (<span lang="de">''München''</span>), [[Nuremberg]] (<span lang="de">''Nürnberg''</span>), <span lang="de">Augsburg</span>, <span lang="de">[[Würzburg]]</span>, <span lang="de">[[Regensburg]]</span>, <span lang="de">[[Ingolstadt]]</span>, <span lang="de">[[Fürth]]</span> and <span lang="de">[[Erlangen]]</span>.
 
 
 
===Population and area===
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|- bgcolor=lightgrey
 
! | Administrative region
 
! colspan="2" | Population (2008)
 
! colspan="2" | Area (km²)
 
! colspan="2" | No. municipalities
 
|-
 
| [[Lower Bavaria]]
 
| align="right" | 1,193,444
 
| align="right" | 9.5%
 
| align="right" | 10,330
 
| align="right" | 14.6%
 
| align="right" | 258
 
| align="right" | 12.5%
 
|-
 
| [[Lower Franconia]]
 
| align="right" | 1,331,500
 
| align="right" | 10.6%
 
| align="right" | 8,531
 
| align="right" | 12.1%
 
| align="right" | 308
 
| align="right" | 15.0%
 
|-
 
| [[Upper Franconia]]
 
| align="right" | 1,085,770
 
| align="right" | 8.7%
 
| align="right" | 7,231
 
| align="right" | 10.2%
 
| align="right" | 214
 
| align="right" | 10.4%
 
|-
 
| [[Middle Franconia]]
 
| align="right" | 1,714,453
 
| align="right" | 13.7%
 
| align="right" | 7,245
 
| align="right" | 10.3%
 
| align="right" | 210
 
| align="right" | 10.2%
 
|-
 
| [[Upper Palatinate]]
 
| align="right" | 1,085,216
 
| align="right" | 8.7%
 
| align="right" | 9,691
 
| align="right" | 13.7%
 
| align="right" | 226
 
| align="right" | 11.0%
 
|-
 
| [[Swabia (administrative region)|Swabia]]
 
| align="right" | 1,787,995
 
| align="right" | 14.3%
 
| align="right" | 9,992
 
| align="right" | 14.2%
 
| align="right" | 340
 
| align="right" | 16.5%
 
|-
 
| [[Upper Bavaria]]
 
| align="right" | 4,320,934
 
| align="right" | 34.5%
 
| align="right" | 17,530
 
| align="right" | 24.8%
 
| align="right" | 500
 
| align="right" | 24.3%
 
|-
 
|- bgcolor=lightgrey
 
! '''Total'''
 
! align="right" | 12,519,312
 
! align="right" | 100.0%
 
! align="right" | 70,549
 
! align="right" | 100.0%
 
! align="right" | 2,056
 
! align="right" | 100.0%
 
|}
 
 
 
===Major cities===
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|- bgcolor=#dddddd
 
! City
 
! Inhabitants <br /> 31 December 2000
 
! Inhabitants <br /> 31 December 2005
 
! Inhabitants <br /> 31 December 2008
 
|-
 
|[[Munich]]
 
| align="right" |1,210,223
 
| align="right" |1,259,677
 
| align="right" |1,326,807
 
|-
 
|[[Nuremberg]]
 
| align="right" |488,400
 
| align="right" |499,237
 
| align="right" |503,638
 
|-
 
|[[Augsburg]]
 
| align="right" |254,982
 
| align="right" |262,676
 
| align="right" |263,313
 
|-
 
|[[Regensburg]]
 
| align="right" |125,676
 
| align="right" |129,859
 
| align="right" |133,525
 
|-
 
|[[Würzburg]]
 
| align="right" |127,966
 
| align="right" |133,906
 
| align="right" |133,501
 
|-
 
|[[Ingolstadt]]
 
| align="right" |115,722
 
| align="right" |121,314
 
| align="right" |123,925
 
|-
 
|[[Fürth]]
 
| align="right" |110,477
 
| align="right" |113,422
 
| align="right" |114,071
 
|-
 
|[[Erlangen]]
 
| align="right" |100,778
 
| align="right" |103,197
 
| align="right" |104,980
 
|-
 
|[[Bayreuth]]
 
| align="right" |74,153
 
| align="right" |73,997
 
| align="right" |72,935
 
|-
 
|[[Bamberg]]
 
| align="right" |69,036
 
| align="right" |70,081
 
| align="right" |69,989
 
|-
 
|[[Aschaffenburg]]
 
| align="right" |67,592
 
| align="right" |68,642
 
| align="right" |68,747
 
|-
 
|[[Landshut]]
 
| align="right" |58,746
 
| align="right" |61,368
 
| align="right" |62,606
 
|-
 
|[[Kempten (Allgäu)]]
 
| align="right" |61,389
 
| align="right" |61,360
 
| align="right" |62,135
 
|-
 
|[[Rosenheim]]
 
| align="right" |58,908
 
| align="right" |60,226
 
| align="right" |60,711
 
|-
 
|[[Neu-Ulm]]
 
| align="right" |50,188
 
| align="right" |51,410
 
| align="right" |53,866
 
|-
 
|[[Schweinfurt]]
 
| align="right" |54,325
 
| align="right" |54,273
 
| align="right" |53,588
 
|-
 
|[[Passau]]
 
| align="right" |50,536
 
| align="right" |50,651
 
| align="right" |50,717
 
|-
 
|[[Hof (Saale)|Hof]]
 
| align="right" |50,741
 
| align="right" |48,723
 
| align="right" |47,275
 
|-
 
||[[Freising]]
 
| align="right" |44,167
 
| align="right" |45,827
 
| align="right" |45,654
 
|-
 
||[[Straubing]]
 
| align="right" |44,014
 
| align="right" |44,633
 
| align="right" |44,496
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
 
{{See also|List of places in Bavaria}}
 

Revision as of 16:27, 7 December 2012

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