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Located in Southern Germany with a population of 1.35 million, Munich, the capital city of Bavaria, was founded in 1158.
In the German language, Munich is pronounced Munchen [Mun - chen].
Munich, the third largest city in Germany, is the capital city of Bavaria, Germany and is located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps with about 1.35 million people living within the city limits.
Munich’s motto is “München mag Dich” (Munich likes you). Munich’s native name, München, 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.
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.