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Bavaria: State in Germany
Bavaria, officially the Free State of Bavaria, is a landlocked state (Land) in the south-east of Germany. With an area of 70,550.19 square kilometres (27,239.58 sq mi), Bavaria is the largest German state by land area, comprising roughly a fifth of the total land area of Germany. With 13 million inhabitants, it is second in population only to North Rhine-Westphalia, but due to its large size it is one of the least densely populated states. Bavaria's main cities are Munich, Nuremberg, and Augsburg.

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Bavaria makes FFP2 masks mandatory in shops and public transport [Video]

Bavaria makes FFP2 masks mandatory in shops and public transport

Starting next week, Austria will introduce a similar rule nationwide.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:48Published
COVID vaccine: EU under pressure over its rollout plan [Video]

COVID vaccine: EU under pressure over its rollout plan

Bavaria's top official has slated the EU for its process of buying and distributing vaccines.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:50Published

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