Swabia (Government Region)

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Swabia
Schwaben
Map of Bavaria highlighting the Regierungsbezirk of Swabia
Coordinates: 8°30′N 10°30′E / 8.5°N 10.5°E / 8.5; 10.5Coordinates: 8°30′N 10°30′E / 8.5°N 10.5°E / 8.5; 10.5
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Region seat Augsburg
Area
 • Total 9,993.97 km2 (3,858.69 sq mi)
Population (30 June 2008)
 • Total 1,787,995
 • Density 178.90738/km2 (463.3680/sq mi)

Swabia (Government Region) (German: Schwaben) is one of the seven Regierungsbezirke of Bavaria, Germany. It is in southwest Bavaria.

There are 3 regions (Planungsregionen) in Swabia with the following rural districts and district-free towns/cities:
Allgäu: rural districts: Lindau, Oberallgäu and Ostallgäu; district-free towns: Kaufbeuren and Kempten;
Augsburg: rural districts: Aichach-Friedberg, Augsburg, Dillingen and Donau-Ries and the district-free city Augsburg;
Donau-Iller: in Bavaria: rural districts: Günzburg, Neu-Ulm and Unterallgäu and the district-free town Memmingen; in Baden-Württemberg: rural districts: Alb-Donau and Biberach and the district-free city Ulm;

Landkreise
(districts)
Kreisfreie Städte
(district-free towns)
Natural regions
  1. Aichach-Friedberg
  2. Augsburg
  3. Dillingen
  4. Donau-Ries
  5. Günzburg
  6. Lindau
  7. Neu-Ulm
  8. Oberallgäu
  9. Ostallgäu
  10. Unterallgäu
  1. Augsburg
  2. Kaufbeuren
  3. Kempten
  4. Memmingen

* Part of the Swabian Keuper Land

Population[change | change source]

Historical Population of Swabia:

  • 1939: 934,311
  • 1950: 1,293,734
  • 1961: 1,340,217
  • 1970: 1,467,454
  • 1987: 1,546,504
  • 2002: 1,776,465
  • 2005: 1,788,919
  • 2006: 1,786,764

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