(German: Schwaben) is one of the seven administrative regions of
Swabia is 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 Bavarian administrative region of Swabia is the eastern part of
the duchy of Swabia. Already after the execution of the Swabian duke
Conradin in Naples 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-Neuburg under
the old name Swabia which was introduced in 1837 by king Ludwig I of
Bavaria. In 1945 Lindau was divested by France, but reunited with
Swabia in 1955. In 1972 the former Swabian city Neuburg an der Donau
was reunited with Upper Bavaria.
The Regierungsbezirk is subdivided into 3 regions (Planungsregionen):
Allgäu, Augsburg, and Donau-Iller. Donau-Iller also includes two
districts and one city of Baden-Württemberg.
(districts) Kreisfreie Städte
(district-free towns) Natural regions