|Munich is the capital of Bavaria and located in South Germany, on the Isar River near the Bavarian Alps.|
Population of metropolitan area: 2,75 Million
Munich is a financial, commercial, industrial, transportation, communications, and cultural center. Its industries produce precision and optical instruments, electrical appliances, clothing, chemicals, motor vehicles, and beer. Munich is also a major center for film production and book publishing, and is home to one of Europe's largest wholesale produce markets. The city is a major tourist and convention center; a new airport handling both domestic and international flights was opened in 1992.