Swabia (administrative region)

Infobox German Regierungsbezirk
name = Swabia
gname = Schwaben

state = Bavaria
capital = Augsburg
area = 9993.97
population = 1786764
population_as_of = 31 Dec. 2006
density =
dissolved =
url = [http://www.regierung.schwaben.bayern.de regierung.schwaben.bayern.de]

Swabia (German: Schwaben) is one of the seven administrative regions of Bavaria, Germany, located in southwest Bavaria. It was formed out of the part of the historic region of Swabia which was annexed by Bavaria in 1803. It was once formally ruled by dukes of the Hohenstaufen dynasty. During the Nazi period, the area was separated from the rest of Bavaria to become the Gau Swabia. It was re-incorporated into Bavaria after the war.

The Regierungsbezirk is subdivided into 3 regions ("Planungsregionen"): Allgäu, Augsburg, and Donau-Iller. Donau-Iller also includes two districts and one city of Baden-Württemberg.


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

External links

* [http://www.bezirk-schwaben.de/ Official website]

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