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[buh-vair-ee-uh] /bəˈvɛər i ə/
a state in SE Germany: formerly a kingdom. 27,239 sq. mi. (70,550 sq. km).
Capital: Munich.
German Bayern. Unabridged
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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
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Word Origin and History for Bavaria

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Bavaria definition

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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