- Lower Bavaria
NiederbayernMap of Bavaria highlighting the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Bavaria
Country Germany State Bavaria Region seat Landshut Area – Total 10,329.87 km2 (3,988.4 sq mi) Population (31 December 2010) – Total 1,189,384 – Density 115.1/km2 (298.2/sq mi) Website regierung.niederbayern.bayern.de
Lower Bavaria is subdivided into two regions (Planungsverband) - Landshut and Donau-Wald. Recent election results mark it as the most conservative part of Germany, generally giving huge margins to the CSU. This part of Bavaria includes the Bavarian Forest, a well-known tourist destination in Germany, and the Lower Bavarian Upland.
Historical population 1900 678,192 1910 724,331 1939 755,980 1950 1,041,333 1961 927,724 1970 977,166 1987 1,027,374 2002 1,191,476 2005 1,196,923 2006 1,193,820 2008 1,193,444 2010 1,189,701
The duchy of Lower Bavaria was created for the first time with the First Bavarian partition in 1255 under duke Henry but there was no exact identity with the current territory. After the reunification in 1340 Bavaria was divided again in 1349, in 1353 Bavaria-Straubing and Bavaria-Landshut were created in Lower Bavaria. In 1505 Bavaria was irrevocable reunited. In 1837 king Ludwig I of Bavaria created the district of Lower Bavaria.
- ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes" (in German). Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung. 31 December 2010. https://www.statistikdaten.bayern.de/genesis/online?language=de&sequenz=tabelleErgebnis&selectionname=12411-009r&sachmerkmal=QUASTI&sachschluessel=SQUART04&startjahr=2010&endjahr=2010.
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