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Bavaria
BAVARIA /bəˈvɛəriə/ German : _Bayern_ ; Czech : _Bavorsko_), officially the FREE STATE OF BAVARIA (German : _Freistaat Bayern_ ) is a federal state of Germany , occupying its southeastern corner. With an area of 70.550,19 square kilometres (27,200 sq mi), Bavaria is the largest German state by land area. Its territory comprises roughly a fifth of the total land area of Germany. With 12.9 million inhabitants, it is Germany's second-most-populous state (after North Rhine-Westphalia ). Bavaria's capital and largest city, Munich , is the third largest city in Germany . The history of Bavaria stretches from its earliest settlement and formation as a duchy in the 6th century CE (AD) through the Holy Roman Empire to becoming an independent kingdom and finally a state of the Federal Republic of Germany . The Duchy of Bavaria dates back to the year 555 . In the 17th century CE (AD), the Duke of Bavaria became a Prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire . The Kingdom of Bavaria existed from 1806 to 1918 , when Bavaria became a republic . In 1946 , the Free State of Bavaria re-organised itself on democratic lines after the Second World War. Bavaria has a unique culture, largely because of the state's Catholic majority (52%) and conservative traditions
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Bavaria (other)
BAVARIA may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Places * 2 Beer * 3 Other * 4 See also PLACES Germany * Bavaria , one of the 16 federal states of Germany * Duchy of Bavaria (907 – 1623) * Electorate of Bavaria (1623 – 1805) * Kingdom of Bavaria (1805 to 1918) * Bavarian Soviet Republic (1919), a short-lived Communist state Italy * Bavaria (Nervesa della Battaglia) , a town Malta * Baviera, a neighbourhood of Valletta United States * Bavaria, Kansas , a community * Bavaria, Wisconsin , an unincorporated community * Lake Bavaria , a lake in MinnesotaBEER * Bavaria beer, a brand of FIFCO * Bavaria Brau, a South African brewery * Bavaria Brewery (Colombia) , a Colombian brewery* Bavaria Brewery (Netherlands) , a Dutch brewery and brewer of several beers named Bavaria, including * Bavaria non alcoholic beer OTHER * Bavaria Film (Germany based film company) * Bavaria statue , an allegory of the German state * Bavaria (train) , which ran between Munich and Zurich or Geneva * Bavaria Yachtbau , a German sailing and motor yacht builder * BMW Bavaria , a luxury sedan produced by BMW * L\'Entrecôte , a defunct brasserie in Geneva called The Bavaria * The Bavarii , a Germanic tribeSEE ALSO * Babaria (Bavaria), a Rajput clan of India. This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title BAVARIA. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article
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Bayern (other)
BAYERN is the German name for Bavaria , is one of the 16 states of Germany. This may also refer to: * Kingdom of Bavaria (Königreich Bayern), a state existing from 1806 to 1918. * Bayerische Motoren Werke AG , or BMW (lit. Bavarian Motor Works)* FC Bayern Munich , the professional football (soccer) team operated by a Munich-based sports club of the same name * Other teams operated by the FC Bayern Munich sports club: * FC Bayern Munich II , the reserve team for the professional football team * Bayern Munich Junior Team , the youth academy for the professional football team * FC Bayern Munich (women) , women's football * FC Bayern Munich (basketball) , men's basketball * Bayern (horse) , a race horse, winner of the 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic * Bayern (song) , a song by Die Toten Hosen. * Bayern, a fictional kingdom and the setting for the Books of Bayern fantasy series by author Shannon Hale .Several naval ships of Germany: * Bayern-class battleships * SMS Bayern : 7,800 ton Sachsen-class ironclad, launched 1878 * SMS Bayern : 29,000 ton Bayern-class battleship, launched 1915 * Bayern (D183) : Hamburg-class (Type 101A) destroyer, decommissioned * Bayern (F217) : Brandenburg-class (Type 123) frigate This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title BAYERN. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article
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States Of Germany
Germany is a federal republic consisting of sixteen STATES (German : Land, plural Länder; informally also Bundesland, plural Bundesländer). Since today's Germany was formed from an earlier collection of several states, it has a federal constitution, and the constituent states retain a measure of sovereignty. With an emphasis on geographical conditions, Berlin and Hamburg are frequently called Stadtstaaten (city-states ), as is the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen , which in fact includes the cities of Bremen and Bremerhaven . The remaining 13 states are called Flächenländer (literally: ‘area states’). The creation of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1949 was through the unification of the western states (which were previously under American, British, and French administration) created in the aftermath of World War II . Initially, in 1949, the states of the Federal Republic were Baden , Bavaria (in German: Bayern), Bremen , Hamburg , Hesse (Hessen), Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen), Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz), Schleswig-Holstein , Württemberg-Baden (until 1952), and Württemberg-Hohenzollern (until 1952). West Berlin , while officially not part of the Federal Republic, was largely integrated and considered as a de facto state. In 1952, following a referendum, Baden, Württemberg-Baden, and Württemberg-Hohenzollern merged into Baden-Württemberg
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Flag Of Bavaria
There are officially two FLAGS OF BAVARIA: the striped type, and the lozenge type, both of which are white and blue. Both flags are historically associated with the royal Bavarian Wittelsbach family , which ruled Bavaria from 1180 to 1918. OVERVIEWBoth horizontal and vertical flags with stripes or white and blue lozenges without arms can be considered official for use as state and civil flag and as civil ensign (on lakes and rivers). The variants defaced with the arms are unofficial. However, the _de facto _ civil flag used is in most cases a lozenge-style flag with the arms and a very popular symbol of regional pride used and displayed throughout the state. The exact shade of blue has never been set in stone, but most flags used by the public are approximately RGB 0-204-255; official use something closer to RGB 0-128-255. The lozenges are neither set in number, except there must be at least 21, and the top right (incomplete) lozenge must be white. Some Bavarians believe the lozenges to be representative of the lakes and rivers of Bavaria; or their color to be that of the lakes or the sky or both (as in the Bavarian anthem , which says "die Farben Seines Himmels, Weiß und Blau" – "the colors of His sky/heaven, white and blue"); but this has never been proven
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Coat Of Arms Of Bavaria
The COAT OF ARMS of the German state of BAVARIA has greater and lesser versions. It had been introduced by law fully by 5 June 1950: Article 1 (2) The colours of the state are white and blue. — State Government, Constitution of the Free State of Bavaria of 2 December 1946; Bavarian Law and Official Gazette 1946, p. 333 ff. CONTENTS * 1 The meaning of the coat of arms * 2 History * 2.1 Coat of arms of Kraiburg * 3 See also * 4 References THE MEANING OF THE COAT OF ARMSThe modern coat of arms was designed by Eduard Ege , following heraldic traditions, in 1946. * First Quarter (The Golden Lion): At the dexter chief, sable, a lion rampant Or, armed and langued gules. This represents the administrative region of Upper Palatinate . It is identical to the coat of arms of the Electorate of the Palatinate . * Second Quarter (The "Franconian Rake"): At the sinister chief, per fess dancetty, gules and argent. This represents the administrative regions of Upper , Middle and Lower Franconia . This was the coat of arms of the prince bishops of Würzburg , who were also dukes of Franconia . * Third Quarter (The Blue Panther): At the dexter base, argent, a panther rampant azure, armed Or. This represents the regions of Lower and Upper Bavaria . * Fourth Quarter (The Three Lions): At the sinister base, Or, three lions _passant guardant_ Sable, armed Gules
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Bayernhymne
The BAYERNHYMNE (Hymn of Bavaria) is the official anthem of the Free State of Bavaria . The melody of the song was written by Max Kunz in 1835. The text for the original first three stanzas was written by Michael Öchsner . Both men were members of the Bürger-Sänger-Zunft München (Citizen-Singers-Guild Munich), that first performed the song on December 15, 1860. In 1946, the poet Joseph Maria Lutz wrote a new third stanza as a replacement for the _Königsstrophe_ (King’s Stanza), since after the abdication of King Ludwig III in 1918, Bavaria has been without a king. He also replaced the _Deutsche Erde _ (German soil) in the first stanza with _Heimaterde_ (native soil). In 1946, it was also officially recognised as the national anthem of Bavaria, and on July 29, 1966, the then prime minister of Bavaria, Alfons Goppel , chose the version written by Joseph Maria Lutz to be the official version. In 1980, the Bavarian minister-president Franz Josef Strauß changed the official version to contain just the first two stanzas and switched _Heimaterde_ back to _Deutsche Erde_, though the _Heimaterde_ version is still widely used (for example, it was sung during the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to his native Bavaria in 2006, who also joined in singing this version )
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German Language
_No official regulation_ ( German orthography regulated by the Council for German Orthography ). LANGUAGE CODES ISO 639-1 de ISO 639-2 ger (B) deu (T) ISO 639-3 Variously: deu – German gmh – Middle High German goh – Old High German gct – Colonia Tovar German bar – Bavarian cim – Cimbrian geh – Hutterite German ksh – Kölsch nds – Low German sli – Lower Silesian ltz – Luxembourgish vmf – Mainfränkisch mhn – Mócheno pfl – Palatinate German pdc – Pennsylvania German pdt – Plautdietsch swg – Swabian German gsw – Swiss German uln – Unserdeutsch sxu – Upper Saxon wae – Walser German wep – Westphalian hrx – Riograndenser Hunsrückisch yec – Yenish GLOTTOLOG high1287 High Franconian uppe1397 Upper German LINGUASPHERE further information 52-AC (Continental West Germanic) > 52-ACB (Deutsch & Dutch) > 52-ACB-d ( Central German incl. 52-ACB–dl & -dm Standard/Generalised High German ) + 52-ACB-e & -f ( Upper German & Swiss German ) + 52-ACB-h (émigré German varieties incl
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Germany
Coordinates : 51°N 9°E / 51°N 9°E / 51; 9 Federal Republic of Germany _Bundesrepublik Deutschland_ (German ) Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: "Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit " "Unity and Justice and Freedom" (de facto) ANTHEM: _ Deutschlandlied _ (English: "Song of Germany") (third verse only) Location of Germany (dark green) – in Europe (green "> (green) – Capital and largest city Berlin 52°31′N 13°23′E / 52.517°N 13.383°E / 52.517; 13.383 Official language and national language German ETHNIC GROUPS (2015 ) * 7001790000000000000♠79.0% Germans
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Munich
MUNICH (/ˈmjuːnɪk/ ; German: _München_, pronounced (_ listen ), Bavarian : Minga_ , Czech : _Mnichov_) is the capital and the most populated city in the German state of Bavaria , on the banks of River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps . Munich is also the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg , and the 12th biggest city of the European Union, with a population of around 1.5 million. The Munich Metropolitan Region is home to 6 million people. The city is a major centre of art, advanced technologies, finance, publishing, culture, innovation, education, business, and tourism in Germany and Europe and enjoys a very high standard and quality of living, reaching #1 in Germany and #4 worldwide according to the 2015 Mercer survey . According to the Globalization and World Rankings Research Institute Munich is considered an alpha-world city , as of 2015 . The name of the city is derived from the Old / Middle High German term _Munichen_, meaning "by the monks", which in turn is derived from Mönch (which in the end derives from ancient Greek μοναχός). It derives from the monks of the Benedictine order , who ran a monastery at the place that was later to become the Old Town of Munich; hence the monk depicted on the city\'s coat of arms . Munich was first mentioned in 1158
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Minister-President
A MINISTER-PRESIDENT or MINISTER PRESIDENT is the head of government in a number of European countries or subnational governments with a parliamentary or semi-presidential system of government where he or she presides over the council of ministers. It is an alternative term for prime minister , premier , chief minister , or first minister and very similar to the title of president of the council of ministers . The term _minister-president_ is rarely used in English; usually politicians holding titles that literally correspond to _minister-president_ are referred to in English as premiers or first ministers (typically at the subnational level) or prime ministers (typically at the national level). The term is a translation of the German term _ministerpräsident_, which means "president of the ministers". In German, the term is grammatically construed as a kind of president, so the plural form is formed by making the second part plural. In English, the same way of looking at and treating the word is natural, so _minister-presidents_ is a natural plural form for this compound noun and even for compound nouns whose second part is clearly an adjective such as _attorney generals_, though the traditional plural form for such words is _attorneys general_. Based on similarity to such compounds or to the logic of the synonym _prime minister_ (which is a kind of minister), the English plural _ministers-president_ is also possible
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Horst Seehofer
HORST LORENZ SEEHOFER (born 4 July 1949 ) is a German conservative politician (CSU ). He served as the Federal Minister for Health and Social Security from 1992 to 1998 and as the Federal Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection in the cabinet of Angela Merkel from 2005 to 2008. In October 2008 he became chairman of the CSU and Minister President of Bavaria . From 1 November 2011 until 31 October 2012 he served as President of the Bundesrat and _ex officio_ deputy to the President of Germany . Because of that he was acting head of state of Germany after the resignation of President Christian Wulff on 17 February 2012 and before the election of Joachim Gauck as Wulff's successor on 18 March 2012. He is married to Karin Seehofer
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Christian Social Union Of Bavaria
The CHRISTIAN SOCIAL UNION IN BAVARIA (_ CSU – Christlich-Soziale Union in Bayern_ (help ·info )) is a Christian democratic and conservative political party in Germany . The CSU operates only in Bavaria , while its larger counterpart, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), operates in the other fifteen states of Germany . The CSU has 56 seats in the Bundestag making it the smallest of the five parties represented. The CSU was founded in some ways as a continuation of the Weimar -era Catholic Bavarian People\'s Party (BVP). At the federal level, the CSU forms a common ' CDU/CSU ' faction in the Bundestag with the CDU, which is frequently referred to as the Union Faction (_die Unionsfraktion_). Until the 2013 federal election, the CDU/CSU formed federal government in coalition with the Free Democratic Party (FDP). In the state of Bavaria, the CSU has governed alone with an absolute majority since 1966 until 2008-2013, when it was the leading party of a coalition government with the FDP. The CSU differs from their partners, the CDU, by being somewhat more conservative in social matters while the CSU is economically a bit more pro-interventionist
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Bundesrat Of Germany
The GERMAN BUNDESRAT (literally "Federal Council"; pronounced ) is a legislative body that represents the sixteen Länder (federated states) of Germany at the national level. The Bundesrat meets at the former Prussian House of Lords in Berlin . Its second seat is located in the former West German capital of Bonn . The Bundesrat participates in legislation, alongside the Bundestag , the directly elected representation of the people of Germany, with laws affecting state competences and all constitutional changes requiring the consent of the body. For its similar function, it is sometimes described as an upper house of parliament along the lines of the US Senate , the Canadian Senate or the British House of Lords . Bundesrath (from 1901 on: Bundesrat, according to a general spelling reform ) was the name of similar bodies in the North German Confederation (1867) and the German Empire (1871). Its predecessor in the Weimar Republic (1919–1933) was the Reichsrat . The political makeup of the Bundesrat is affected by changes in power in the states of Germany, and thus by elections in each state. Each state delegation in the Bundesrat is essentially a representation of the state government and reflects the political makeup of the ruling majority or plurality of each state legislature (including coalitions)
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Demonym
A DEMONYM (/ˈdɛmənɪm/ ; δῆμος _dẽmos_ "people, tribe", ὄνομα _ónoma_ "name") is a word that identifies residents or natives of a particular place, which is derived from the name of that particular place. It is a neologism (i.e., a recently minted term); previously _GENTILIC_ was recorded in English dictionaries, e.g., the _ Oxford English Dictionary _ and _Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary_. Examples of demonyms include a _ Pakistani _ for a person from Pakistan , _Swahili _ for a person of the Swahili coast , the colloquial _Kiwi _ for a person from New Zealand , and a _Cochabambino_ for a person from the city of Cochabamba . Demonyms do not always clearly distinguish place of origin or ethnicity from place of residence or citizenship, and many demonyms overlap with the ethnonym for the ethnically dominant group of a region. Thus a _Thai_ may be any resident or citizen of Thailand of any ethnic group, or more narrowly a member of the Thai people . Conversely, some groups of people may be associated with multiple demonyms. For example, a native of the United Kingdom may be called a _ British person _, a _Briton_ or, informally, a _Brit_. In some languages, when a parallel demonym does not exist, a demonym is borrowed from another language as a nickname or descriptive adjective of a group of people
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Time Zone
A TIME ZONE is a region of the globe that observes a uniform standard time for legal, commercial, and social purposes. Timezones tend to follow the boundaries of countries and their subdivisions because it is convenient for areas in close commercial or other communication to keep the same time. Most of the time zones on land are offset from Coordinated Universal Time(UTC) by a whole number of hours ( UTC−12to UTC+14), but a few zones are offset by 30 or 45 minutes (for example Newfoundland Standard Timeis UTC−03:30, NepalStandard Timeis UTC+05:45, and Indian Standard Timeis UTC+05:30). Some higher latitude and temperate zone countries use daylight saving time for part of the year, typically by adjusting local clock time by an hour. Many land time zones are skewed toward the west of the corresponding nautical time zones . This also creates a permanent daylight saving time effect
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