Thuringie

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Free State o Thuringie
Freistaat Thüringen
State o Germany

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Coordinates: 50°51′40″N 11°3′7″E / 50.86111°N 11.05194°E / 50.86111; 11.05194
Kintra Germany
Caipital Erfurt
Government
 • Meenister-Preses Christine Lieberknecht (CDU)
 • Govrenin pairties CDU / SPD
 • Votes in Bundesrat 4 (o 69)
Area
 • Total 16,171 km2 (6,244 sq mi)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,170,460
 • Density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code DE-TH
GDP/ Nominal € 49.87 billion (2010)[citation needit]
NUTS Region DEG
Website thueringen.de
Erfurt, caipital o Thuringie.

The Free State o Thuringie (German: Freistaat Thüringen, pronounced [ˈfʁaɪʃtaːt ˈtyːʁɪŋən], Inglis /θjʊərˈrɪniə/) is a state o Germany, locatit in the central pairt o the kintra. It haes an aurie o 16,171 square kilometres (6,244 sq mi) an 2.29 million inhabitants, makkin it the saxt smawest bi aurie and the fifth smallest by population of Germany's sixteen states. Maist o Thuringie is athin the watershed o the Saale, a left tributary o the Elbe. Its caipital is Erfurt.

Thuringia haes been kent bi the nickname o "the green hert o Germany" (das grüne Herz Deutschlands) frae the late 19t century,[2] due tae the dense forest that covers the terrain.

Thuringia is well kent in Germany for natur an winter sports. It is hame tae the Rennsteig, Germany's maist famous hikin trail, an the winter resort o Oberhof. Germany wan mair Winter Oleempics gowd medals than ony ither kintra in the last 20 years, an hauf o Germany's gowd medals hae been wan bi Thuringie athletes.[3]

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