Place:Pfalz, Bayern, Germany

Alt namesPalatinatesource: Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 352
TypeGeneral region
Coordinates49.533°N 8.35°E
Located inBayern, Germany
Also located inRheinland-Pfalz, Germany    
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The Palatinate (; Palatine German: Palz) is a historical region of Germany (Deutschland). In the Middle Ages it was known as the Rhenish Palatinate (Rheinpfalz) and Lower Palatinate (Unterpfalz), which strictly speaking designated only the western part of the Electorate of the Palatinate (Kurfürstentum Pfalz), as opposed to the Upper Palatinate (Oberpfalz). It occupies roughly the southernmost quarter of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz), covering an area of with about 1.4 million inhabitants. Its residents are known as Palatines (Pfälzer).

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