Bavaria

[buh-vair-ee-uh]
noun
a state in SE Germany: formerly a kingdom. 27,239 sq. mi. (70,550 sq. km). Capital: Munich.
German Bayern.
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Bavaria (bəˈvɛərɪə)
 
n
German name: Bayern 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)

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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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This would have made the arms identical to those currently borne by buchloe in bavaria.
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