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Encyclopedia > Swabia (administrative region)
State: Bavaria
Capital: Augsburg
Area: 9,993.97 km²
Inhabitants: 1,776,465 (2002)
pop. density: 177,75 inh./km²
Map of Bavaria highlighting Swabia

Swabia (German: Schwaben) is one of the seven administrative regions of Bavaria, Germany, located in the south-west of Bavaria. It was formed out of that part of the historic region of Swabia which was annexed by Bavaria in 1803.

The Regierungsbezirk is subdivided into 3 regions (Planungsregionen): Allgäu, Augsburg, Donau-Iller. Donau-Iller also includes two districts and one city of Baden-Württemberg.

Kreisfreie Städte
(district-free towns)
  1. Aichach-Friedberg
  2. Augsburg
  3. Dillingen
  4. Donau-Ries
  5. Günzburg
  6. Lindau
  7. Neu-Ulm
  8. Oberallgäu
  9. Ostallgäu
  10. Unterallgäu
  1. Augsburg
  2. Kaufbeuren
  3. Kempten
  4. Memmingen


 Historical Population of Swabia: 1939: 934,311 1950: 1,293,734 1961: 1,340,217 1970: 1,467,454 1987: 1,546,504 2002: 1,776,465 

External link

  • Official website (http://www.bezirk-schwaben.de/)

  Results from FactBites:
Article about "Swabia" in the English Wikipedia on 24-Jul-2004 (461 words)
Swabia (German Schwaben) is a historic region in Germany and a language area.
Swabia, whose name derives from the Suebi, a Germanic tribe that inhabited the region, was one of the original stem duchies of the German Kingdom, as it developed in the 9th and 10th centuries.
The region proved to be one of the most divided in the Empire, containing, in addition to these princes, numerous free cities, ecclesiastical territories, and smaller counts and imperial knights.
Swabia (60 words)
Swabia (German: Schwaben) is one of the seven administrative regions of Bavaria, Germany, located in the south-west of Bavaria.
The name derives from the Suebi tribe, who settled in the region in the 3rd century.
When defining the borders of the area by the dialect it's somewhat bigger then the administrative region, part of Baden-Württemberg also uses the Swabian dialect.
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