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.

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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)
 • Tot2,922,005
 • Density190/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 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. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2021" (XLS) (in German). Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein.
  2. By the federal vehicle registration reform of 1 July 1956 distinct prefixes were given for every district.
  3. "Schleswig-Holstein: Schleswig-Holstein Portal". Archived frae the original on 16 Apryle 2015. 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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