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Bavaria is a Region located at 48° 47' 26" N, 11° 29' 52" E. It is located in Germany.

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Bavaria (German: Bayern), formally the Free State of Bavaria (German: Freistaat Bayern) is one of the 16 states of Germany.

Its population is 12,604,244, around 12.5 million, and its capital city is Munich (in Upper Bavaria).

Bavaria is located in the southeast of the country. With an area of 70,548 square kilometres (27,200 sq mi) it is the largest German state by area, forming almost 20% of the total land area of Germany.

One of the oldest states of Europe, Bavaria was established as a duchy in the mid first millennium. In the 17th century, the Duke of Bavaria became a Prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire. The Kingdom of Bavaria existed from 1806 to 1918, and Bavaria has since been a free state (republic).

Bavaria is a predominantly Catholic state with a distinct culture. Modern Bavaria also includes parts of the historical regions of Franconia and Swabia.

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