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Swabia ( ) is one of the seven administrative region of Bavariamarker, Germanymarker, 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-Württembergmarker.

Kreisfreie Städte
(district-free towns)
Natural regions
  1. Aichach-Friedbergmarker
  2. Augsburgmarker
  3. Dillingenmarker
  4. Donau-Riesmarker
  5. Günzburgmarker
  6. Lindaumarker
  7. Neu-Ulmmarker
  8. Oberallgäumarker
  9. Ostallgäumarker
  10. Unterallgäumarker
  1. Augsburgmarker
  2. Kaufbeurenmarker
  3. Kemptenmarker
  4. Memmingenmarker
* Part of the Swabian Keuper Land


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


Swabian government building in Augsburg
The Bavarian administrative region of Swabia is the eastern part of the duchy of Swabia. Already after the execution of the Swabian duke Conradin in Naplesmarker in 1268, his uncle, the Bavarian duke Louis inherited some of Conradin's possessions in Swabia. In 1803 with the German Mediatisation Bavaria acquired the further East Swabian territories which were merged together with Palatinate-Neuburgmarker under the old name Swabia which was introduced in 1837 by king Ludwig I of Bavaria. In 1945 Lindaumarker was divested by France, but reunited with Swabia in 1955. In 1972 the former Swabian city Neuburg an der Donaumarker was reunited with Upper Bavaria.

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