|Village church in Franconia|
Village church in Franconia
|Position of Bavaria in Germany|
Position of Bavaria in Germany
|• Minister President||Markus Söder (CSU)|
|• Governing party||CSU|
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|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Bavaria (Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found.) is a State (Bundesland) of Germany. The territory of this state is the largest of the 16 German states. The state capital is Munich with 1.3 million people. About 12.5 million people live in Bavaria. Like many German states, Bavaria was once independent. Ludwig II of Bavaria was its last independent king.
Bavaria has seven parts: Oberbayern (Upper Bavaria), Niederbayern (Lower Bavaria), Schwaben (Swabia), Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia), Unterfranken (Lower Franconia), Oberfranken (Upper Franconia) and Oberpfalz (Upper Palatinate). Bavaria has 71 districts and 25 free cities.
The highest point is the Zugspitze, which is also the highest mountain in Germany. Munich is the largest city, the second biggest city is Nuremberg (Nürnberg), which is famous for its gingerbread, a kind of Christmas bread that is often shaped like a Christmas tree, a snowman or Santa Claus.
Urban and rural districts
- "State population". Portal of the Federal Statistics Office Germany. Retrieved 2007-04-25.
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