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a state in SE Germany: formerly a kingdom. 27,239 sq. mi. (70,550 sq. km).
Capital: Munich.
Contemporary Examples

Upon his liberation in 1945, the U.S. military set him up with a tailor shop in a small town in Bavaria.
My Father Made Jackie’s Pink Suit Michael Horowicz November 20, 2013

His remains were buried in a family plot in Bavaria until their exhumation Wednesday.
Neo-Nazi Hero Taken From Grave Eve Conant July 21, 2011

Historical Examples

The country beyond the Niemen was no well-stocked garden, like Lombardy or Bavaria.
History of Modern Europe 1972-1878 C. A. Fyffe

Most of the lithographic stone in use is obtained in Bavaria.
Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway

All these painters are at present in the service of the king of Bavaria.
Visits and Sketches at Home and Abroad with Tales and Miscellanies Now First Collected Anna Jameson

The blood of Leonard Kaiser, which was shed in Bavaria, is not silent.
Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II Martin Luther

The new King was more of a devotee and less of a statesman than Maximilian of Bavaria, his cousin on his mother’s side.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11 Various

The see was secularized in 1802 and in 1803 assigned to Bavaria.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 Various

Since the seventies the conditions have changed fundamentally in Austria, and also, perhaps, in Bavaria.
Current History: A Monthly Magazine of the New York Times, May 1918 Various

He had to act as tutor to the Elector of Bavaria in the Netherlands.
The History of England from the Accession of James II. Thomas Babington Macaulay

a state of S Germany: a former duchy and kingdom; mainly wooded highland, with the Alps in the south. Capital: Munich. Pop: 12 155 000 (2000 est). Area: 70 531 sq km (27 232 sq miles) German name Bayern

named for the Boii, ancient Celtic people who once lived there (cf. Bohemia).

State in southwestern Germany bordered by the former Czechoslovakia to the east, Austria to the southeast and south, and the German states of Baden-Wurttemberg and Hesse to the west and northwest. Its capital and largest city is Munich.

Note: Adolf Hitler began his rise to power in Bavaria.

Note: The area is famous for its beer and automobiles. BMW stands for Bavarian Motor Works.


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