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Oberbayern
Upper Bavaria
Bayern rboberbayern.png
Map of Bavaria highlighting the Regierungsbezirk of Upper Bavaria
State Bavaria
District seat Munich
Area 17,529.41 km²
Population 4,320,934 (30 June 2008)
Pop. density 246 /km²
Web page regierung.oberbayern.bayern.de

Upper Bavaria (German: Oberbayern) is one of the seven administrative regions of Bavaria, Germany, located in the south of Bavaria, around the city of Munich. It is subdivided into four regions (Planungsverband): Ingolstadt, Munich, Bayerisches Oberland (Upper Bavaria), and Südostoberbayern (South East Upper Bavaria). It is named 'Upper Bavaria' because the land is higher above sea level, not according to the map.

Landkreise
(districts)
Kreisfreie Städte
(district-free towns)
  1. Altötting
  2. Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen
  3. Berchtesgadener Land
  4. Dachau
  5. Ebersberg
  6. Eichstätt
  7. Erding
  8. Freising
  9. Fürstenfeldbruck
  10. Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  11. Landsberg
  12. Miesbach
  13. Mühldorf
  14. Munich (München)
  15. Neuburg-Schrobenhausen
  16. Pfaffenhofen
  17. Rosenheim
  18. Starnberg
  19. Traunstein
  20. Weilheim-Schongau
  1. Ingolstadt
  2. Munich (München)
  3. Rosenheim

Population

Historical Population of Upper Bavaria:

Year Inhabitants
1939 1,999,048
1950 2,541,896
1961 2,831,744
1970 3,324,104
1987 3,598,126
2002 4,169,657
2005 4,238,195
2006 4,279,112

History

The duchy of Upper Bavaria was created for the first time with the First Bavarian partition in 1255 under duke Louis II but there was no exact identity with the current territory. After the reunification in 1340 Bavaria was divided again in 1349, and in 1392 the duchies Bavaria-Munich and Bavaria-Ingolstadt were created in Upper Bavaria. In 1505 Bavaria was irrevocably reunited. In 1837 king Ludwig I of Bavaria created the district of Upper Bavaria.

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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Europe : Central Europe : Germany : Bavaria : Upper Bavaria

Oberbayern, the heart of Bavaria. It's a magical place of deep forests, beautiful meadows, winding roads and jagged peaks. Oberbayern is full of festivities. Every few weeks there is another annual Fest or event. The best time to visit would be August and September when the weather is most predictable and the beer gardens are in full swing. The folks in this region have a good balance of hard work, socializing, playing and just relaxing. But don't expect to notice this all in a quick visit, you need to stay for a while to really understand.

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