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Niederbayern
Lower Bavaria
Bayern rbniederbayern.png
Map of Bavaria highlighting the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Bavaria
State Bavaria
District seat Landshut
Area 10,329.87 km²
Population 1,193,444 (30 June 2008)
Pop. density 116 /km²
Web page regierung.niederbayern.bayern.de

Lower Bavaria (German: Niederbayern) is one of the seven administrative regions of Bavaria, Germany, located in the east of the state. It is subdivided into three regions (Planungsverband)—Landshut, Passau and Donau-Wald. Recent election results mark it as the most conservative part of Germany, generally giving huge margins to the CSU. This part of Bavaria includes the Bavarian Forest, a well-known tourist destination in Germany, and the Lower Bavarian Upland.

Landkreise
(districts)
Kreisfreie Städte
(district-free towns)
  1. Deggendorf
  2. Dingolfing-Landau
  3. Freyung-Grafenau
  4. Kelheim
  5. Landshut
  6. Passau
  7. Regen
  8. Rottal-Inn
  9. Straubing-Bogen
  1. Landshut
  2. Passau
  3. Straubing

Population

Historical population
1900 678,192
1910 724,331
1939 755,980
1950 1,041,333
1961 927,724
1970 977,166
1987 1,027,374
2002 1,191,476
2005 1,196,923
2006 1,193,820

History

The duchy of Lower Bavaria was created for the first time with the First Bavarian partition in 1255 under duke Henry but there was no exact identity with the current territory. After the reunification in 1340 Bavaria was divided again in 1349, in 1353 Bavaria-Straubing and Bavaria-Landshut were created in Lower Bavaria. In 1505 Bavaria was irrevocable reunited. In 1837 king Ludwig I of Bavaria created the district of Lower Bavaria.

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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Europe : Central Europe : Germany : Bavaria : Lower Bavaria

Lower Bavaria is in Bavaria in Germany.

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