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German location
German nameMünchen
Admin. regionUpper Bavaria
B�rgermeisterChristian Ude
Governing partySPD
Basic statistics
Area (km2)310.43
Elevation (m)519
Pop. Urban2606021
Other information
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plateM
Postal code80331 � 81929
Area code089

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München ( , -deˈmʏnçənpronDe-München is the capital city of Bavaria, Germany. It is located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany, behind Berlin and Hamburg. About 1.35 million people live within the city limits. Munich hosted the 1972 Summer Olympics.

The city's motto is " " (Munich likes you). Before 2006, it was "Weltstadt mit Herz" (Cosmopolitan city with a heart). Its native name, , is derived from the Old High German Munichen, meaning "by the monks' place". The city's name derives from the monks of the Benedictine order who founded the city; hence the monk depicted on the city's coat of arms. Black and gold-the colours of the Holy Roman Empire-have been the city's official colours since the time of Ludwig the Bavarian.

Munich is not the only location within Bavaria known as "München". Three such locations exist: one that is known as "Munich", another that is located northeast of the city of Nuremberg, and a third, Hutthurm, that is located north of Passau.

Modern Munich is a financial and publishing hub, and a frequently top-ranked destination for migration and expatriate location in livability rankings. Munich achieved 7th place in frequently quoted Mercer livability rankings in 2010. For economic and social innovation, the city was ranked 15th globally out of 289 cities in 2010, and 5th in Germany by the 2thinknow Innovation Cities Index based on analysis of 162 indicators. In 2010, Monocle ranked Munich as the world's most livable city.

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Michael best Billie Jean. Live History Tour, Munich, Germany. look 1:50...1:55 [my fav. part]
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Beatles performing "nowhere man" live in Munich (1966)
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Cool video of optical illusions, and chalk drawing. Music by Editors - Munich Please tell me your opinion, and rate if you want Illusions: 00:15 - Duck or Rabbit? 00:20 - It looks like the lines aren't parallel, but they are. 00:35 - If you look to the center circle, it looks like the others are moving 00:40 - look to the black dot, then to moves with your head back and forward. It looks like the "squares" are moving up and down. 00:45 - Look to both center circuls, they are the same size. 00:50 - How many legs has the elephant? 01:01 - Impossible picture. 01:06 - How many coluns has the temple? 01:26 - The center lines have the same size. 01:32 - It's a perfect square, but it looks like the sides are rounded. 01:56 - Where are they sitting? 02:01 - Those "rectangules" have the same size. 02:17 Look to one spiral, it looks like the others are twirling. 02:21 - Another impossible picture. if you want a better description of a illusion, send me a message. Here it is more 3D chalk drawings:
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Editors - Munich
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Chris Pfeiffer intruding the BMW Headquarter in Munich on his new F800R and he rocks the house. Dont miss this!
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Nazareth - Love Hurts (with Orchestra)
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Zubin Mehta conducting Bayerische Staatsoper Bayerisches Staatsorchester (National Theatre Munich)
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"HIStory World Tour" Start Date: September 7, 1996. End Date: October 15, 1997. "Live in Munich: HIStory Germany Tour" Recorded: "Olympic Stadium" Munich, Germany (July 4 & 6, 1997) Produced & Sponsored by: MJJ & "HRH" Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal. Record Labels: MJJ Productions Inc. & Epic Records. Niceties by: Synopsis! The HIStory World Tour was the third and final world concert tour by Michael Jackson as a solo artist, covering Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and Hawaii from September 7, 1996 to October 15, 1997. The tour, which grossed a total of $163.5 million, included a total of 82 concerts with a record-breaking attendance of 4500000 fans. "Live in Munich: HIStory Germany Tour" Jackson planned upon filming this concert for a DVD release by Christmas time, so more camera angles (including individual crowd shots) were used, and the audio was later remastered heavily to emphasize the percussion and audience sounds. This concert was also an early experiment by Jackson with High Definition cameras. The release was ultimately cancelled; due to Jackson's dissatisfaction of the behind-the-scenes filming . However, the performance was televised extensively in many different countries, making it one of the most readily available concerts. The most common version is the one aired by Sat.1 and most other channels, but other versions, such as the one that aired in South Africa (with a small segment from a concert at Johannesburg), and a Japanese version also <b>...</b>
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Broadway World--Preparing for it's international release, actor Chris Hemsworth promoted the film Thor in -Munich-, Germany. Thor is an American superhero film based on the comic book character of the same name published by Marvel Comics. It is the f - Date : Thu, 14 Apr 2011 15:03:13 GMT+00:00
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Tehran Times--Schalke will do everything in their power to retain star goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and deter him from moving to Bundesliga rivals Bayern -Munich-, with the offer of a new contract, but it is unlikely to be the €21 million over three years re - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 22:46:19 GMT+00:00

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Boroughs of Munich

Allach-Untermenzing * Altstadt-Lehel * Aubing-Lochhausen-Langwied * Au-Haidhausen * Berg am Laim * Bogenhausen * Feldmoching-Hasenbergl * Hadern * Laim * Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt * Maxvorstadt * Milbertshofen-Am Hart * Moosach * Neuhausen-Nymphenburg * Obergiesing * Pasing-Obermenzing * Ramersdorf-Perlach * Schwabing-Freimann * Schwabing-West * Schwanthalerhöhe * Sendling * Sendling-Westpark * Thalkirchen-Obersendling-Forstenried-Fürstenried-Solln * Trudering-Riem * Untergiesing-Harlaching

Mayors of Munich

Bavarian KingdomFranz Paul von Mittermayr * Josef von Teng * Jakob Bauer * Kaspar von Steinsdorf * Alois von Erhardt * Johannes von Widenmayer * Wilhelm Georg von Borscht
Weimar RepublicEduard Schmid * Karl Scharnagl
Third ReichKarl Fiehler
Federal RepublicKarl Scharnagl * Thomas Wimmer * Hans-Jochen Vogel * Georg Kronawitter * Erich Kiesl * Georg Kronawitter * Christian Ude

Urban and rural districts in the Free State of Bavaria in Germany

Amberg * Ansbach * Aschaffenburg * Augsburg * Bamberg * Bayreuth * Coburg * Erlangen * Fürth * Hof * Ingolstadt * Kaufbeuren * Kempten * Landshut * Memmingen * München (Munich) * Nürnberg (Nuremberg) * Passau * Regensburg * Rosenheim * Schwabach * Schweinfurt * Straubing * Weiden * Würzburg
Aichach-Friedberg * Altötting * Amberg-Sulzbach * Ansbach * Aschaffenburg * Augsburg * Bad Kissingen * Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen * Bamberg * Bayreuth * Berchtesgadener Land * Cham * Coburg * Dachau * Deggendorf * Dillingen * Dingolfing-Landau * Donau-Ries * Ebersberg * Eichstätt * Erding * Erlangen-Höchstadt * Forchheim * Freising * Freyung-Grafenau * Fürstenfeldbruck * Fürth * Garmisch-Partenkirchen * Günzburg * Haßberge * Hof * Kelheim * Kitzingen * Kronach * Kulmbach * Landsberg * Landshut * Lichtenfels * Lindau * Main-Spessart * Miesbach * Miltenberg * Mühldorf * München (Munich) * Neuburg-Schrobenhausen * Neumarkt * Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim * Neustadt (Waldnaab) * Neu-Ulm * Nürnberger Land * Oberallgäu * Ostallgäu * Passau * Pfaffenhofen * Regen * Regensburg * Rhön-Grabfeld * Rosenheim * Roth * Rottal-Inn * Schwandorf * Schweinfurt * Starnberg * Straubing-Bogen * Tirschenreuth * Traunstein * Unterallgäu * Weilheim-Schongau * Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen * Wunsiedel * Würzburg

Cities in Germany by population

1,000,000+Berlin * Hamburg * Munich
500,000+Bremen * Cologne * Dortmund * Dresden * Düsseldorf * Essen * Frankfurt * Hanover * Leipzig * Nuremberg * Stuttgart
200,000+Aachen * Augsburg * Bielefeld * Bochum * Bonn * Braunschweig * Chemnitz * Duisburg * Erfurt * Freiburg im Breisgau * Gelsenkirchen * Halle an der Saale * Karlsruhe * Kiel * Krefeld * Lübeck * Magdeburg * Mannheim * Münster * Mönchengladbach * Oberhausen * Rostock * Wiesbaden * Wuppertal

Summer Olympic Games host cities

1896: Athens * 1900: Paris * 1904: St. Louis * 1908: London * 1912: Stockholm * 1920: Antwerp * 1924: Paris * 1928: Amsterdam * 1932: Los Angeles * 1936: Berlin * 1948: London * 1952: Helsinki * 1956: Melbourne * 1960: Rome * 1964: Tokyo * 1968: Mexico City * 1972: Munich * 1976: Montreal * 1980: Moscow * 1984: Los Angeles * 1988: Seoul * 1992: Barcelona * 1996: Atlanta * 2000: Sydney * 2004: Athens * 2008: Beijing * '2012: London * '2016: Rio de Janeiro

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