|— State of Germany —|
|• Minister President||Winfried Kretschmann (B'90/Die Grünen)|
|• Governing parties||B'90/Die Grünen / SPD|
|• Total||35,751.65 km2 (13,803.79 sq mi)|
|Population (July 31, 2006)|
|• Density||300.378/km2 (777.97/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Baden-Württemberg is a federal state in Germany. It has an area of 35 752 km² and nearly 11 million people. The capital is Stuttgart. The Minister President is Winfried Kretschmann of the (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen).
The federal state is in the southwest of Germany. It shares borders to the east with the state of Bavaria, to the north with the states of Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate, to the west with the country of France (along the River Rhine) and to the south with the countries Switzerland and Austria.
The Minister President is the chief of the government of Baden-Württemberg. The government is made up of ministers and state secretaries.
Baden-Württemberg is a conservative minded state.
The CDU is the main political party in the state, and since 1953, the Ministers President have all been members of the CDU. Between the years 1972 and 1992, the members of the Landtag of Baden-Württemberg were mostly members of the CDU. But the state is also a stronghold of the "Grünen" which were founded in the early 1980s in Karlsruhe. The election results of the Grünen in Baden-Württemberg have always been above the election average for the party in Germany.
- Christian Democratic Union (CDU)
- Social Democratic Party (SPD)
- Free Democratic Party (FDP/DVP)
- Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (since the early 1980s)
List of Ministers President since 1952:
|1952 - 1953||Reinhold Maier||DVP|
|1953 - 1958||Gebhard Müller||CDU|
|1958 - 1966||Kurt Georg Kiesinger||CDU|
|1966 - 1978||Hans Filbinger||CDU|
|1978 - 1991||Lothar Späth||CDU|
|1991 - 2005||Erwin Teufel||CDU|
|2005 - 2010||Günther Oettinger||CDU|
|2010 - 2011||Stefan Mappus||CDU|
Number of Members in Baden-Württemberg:
|Roman Catholic||38,3 %||4,1 Mio.|
|Protestants||34,6 %||3,7 Mio.|
|Muslim||ca. 5,6%||ca. 600.000|
|Buddhists||ca. 0,23%||ca. 25.000|
|Hindus||ca. 0,14%||ca. 15.000|
|Jews||ca. 0,08%||ca. 9.000|
|Other faiths or none||21,4 %||2,25 Mio.|
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