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Bavaria is a federal state of Germany located in the southeast of the country. It is the largest state by land mass, making up almost a fifth of the total land area of Germany.
With 12.6 million inhabitants, Bavaria is Germany's second most populous state after North Rhine-Westphalia. Its capital and biggest city, Munich, is the third largest in Germany. The conservative Christian Social Union (CSU) been the dominant political force in the state since 1945. This page collates recent DW content on Bavaria.
About 4,000 demonstrators took to the streets in Munich, as Germany is preparing to host leaders from the G-7 countries. The activists are calling on the world's seven largest "advanced" economies to take greater action against climate change and global poverty.
The G7 summit is set to kick off in Germany, with Western leaders facing up to a daunting set of crises — Russia's war in Ukraine and climate change top the list. As DW's Richard Walker reports, these issues are nothing new for the group of leading economic powers.