|Dr. Edmund Stoiber
Bavarian Minister President
The Free State of
Bavaria is the largest in the German Federal Republic. It was a kingdom until
1918. Until the Second World War its economy was largely based on Agriculture.
After that, more stronger during the government of Franz-Joseph Strauss, Bavaria started a fast transformation of its economy.
Today Bavaria is a modern state and the most important high-tech location in mainland Europe.
Inhabitants: 12 million
Surface: 70552 km2
Most important cities: Nuremberg, Furth,
Ingolstadt & Ratisbona
Currency: German Mark (DEM)