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Coordinates: 54°28′12″N 9°30′50″E / 54.47000°N 9.51389°E / 54.47000; 9.51389
 • Meenister-Preses(CDU)
 • Govrening pairtiesCDU / FDP
 • Bundesrat votes4 (o 69)
 • Tot15763.18 km2 (6,086.20 sq mi)
 • Tot2,896,712
 • Density180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeDE-SH
Vehicle registrationformerly: S (1945–1947), SH (1947), BS (1948–1956)[2]
GDP/ Nominal€75.63 billion (2010) [3]

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 der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2018 (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).
  2. By the federal vehicle registration reform of 1 July 1956 distinct prefixes were given for every district.
  3. "Schleswig-Holstein: Schleswig-Holstein Portal". Retrieved 14 Apryle 2010.
  4. "State population". Portal of the Federal Statistics Office Germany. Archived frae the original on 10 Mairch 2014. Retrieved 25 Apryle 2007.

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