Schleswig-Holstein

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Schleswig-Holstein
State o Germany

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Coordinates: 54°28′12″N 9°30′50″E / 54.47000°N 9.51389°E / 54.47000; 9.51389
Kintra Germany
Caipital Kiel
Government
 • Meenister-Preses Peter Harry Carstensen (CDU)
 • Govrenin pairties CDU / FDP
 • Votes in Bundesrat 4 (o 69)
Area
 • Total 15,763.18 km2 (6,086.20 sq mi)
Population (2011-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,837,641
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code DE-SH
Vehicle registration formerly: S (1945–1947), SH (1947), BS (1948–1956)[2]
GDP/ Nominal € 75.63 billion (2010) [3]
NUTS Region DEF
Website schleswig-holstein.de

Schleswig-Holstein (pronounced [ˈʃleːsvɪç ˈhɔlʃtaɪn] ( listen)) is the northmaist o the saxteen states o Germany, comprisin maist o the historical duchy o Holstein an the soothren pairt o the umwhile Duchy o Schleswig. Its caipital ceety is Kiel; ither notable ceeties are Lübeck, Flensburg an Neumünster.

Schleswig-Holstein borders Denmark (Region Syddanmark) tae the north, the North Sea tae the wast, the Baltic Sea tae the east, an the German states o Lawer Saxony, Hamburg, an Mecklenburg-Vorpommern tae the sooth.

The umwhile Inglis name wis Sleswick-Holsatia, the Dens name is Slesvig-Holsten, the Law German name is Sleswig-Holsteen, the Dutch name is Sleeswijk-Holstein an the North Frisian name is Slaswik-Holstiinj. Historically, the name can an aa refer tae a lairger region, containin baith present-day Schleswig-Holstein an the umwhile Sooth Jutland Coonty (Northren Schleswig) in Denmark.

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  1. "Statistikamt Nord: Bevölkerung in Schleswig-Holstein am 31. Dezember 2011 nach Kreisen, Ämtern, amtsfreien Gemeinden und Städten". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German). 19 July 2012. 
  2. By the federal vehicle registration reform of 1 July 1956 distinct prefixes were given for every district.
  3. "Schleswig-Holstein: Schleswig-Holstein Portal". Schleswig-holstein.de. Retrieved 2010-04-14. 

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