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Bavaria (Germany)

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A state of S Germany: a former duchy and kingdom; mainly wooded highland, with the Alps in the south. Capital: Munich. Population: 11 993 500 (1996 est.). Area: 70 531 sq. km (27 232 sq. miles). German name: Bayern.

Derived words: Bavarian adjective, noun.

Summary Article: Bavaria from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide
Administrative region (German Land) in southeast Germany, bordered to the west by Hesse and Baden-Württemberg, to the north by Thuringia and Saxony, to the northeast by the Czech Republic, and to the south and southeast by Austria; area 70,549 sq km/27,239 sq mi; population (2003 est) 12,209,900. Bavaria is the largest of the German Länder. The capital is Munich, and other major towns include Nuremberg, Augsburg, Würzburg, Regensburg, Passau, Fürth, and Ingolstadt. Physical Bavaria comprises the Danube and Main basins, and approximately one-third of the state is woodland, the principal forests being the Frankenwald in the north and the Bavarian Forest, or Bohemian Forest (Böhmerwald), in the northeast. The Bavarian Alps, along the Austrian border, culminate in Zugspitze, Germany's highest peak. Economy The region has had, since World War II, t...    Continue Reading
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