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Heinlein Genealogy

Where is Bavaria? Where is Abtsgreuth, Bavaria?

map of Bavaria
  1. Bavaria (Bayern) is one of 16 states located in the southeastern corner of Germany. It is surrounded by the countries of Austria and Czech Republic and 4 other German states of Saxony, Thuringia, Hessen, and Baden-Württemberg.
  2. Abtsgreuth is located in Middle Franconian region of northern Bavaria, 37 miles west of the city of Nuremberg (Nürnberg) and 105 miles northwest of Munich
  3. There are Heinleins in the following city, town and villages in northern Bavaria:
  4. The difference in Germany between city, town, and village is based on population:
    • A big city (Großstadt) technically applies to cities with over 100,000 inhabitants.
    • A small city (Kleinstadt) statistically applies to cities with between 50,000 and 100,000 inhabitants.
    • A town (Ort) statistically has between 5,000 and 20,000 inhabitants.
    • A village (Dorf) has less than 5,000 inhabitants.
  5. Heinleins come from 2 main villages: Abtsgreuth (87 inhabitants) and Schornweisach (380 inhabitants).
    • They were farmers but did not live on an isolated farm.
    • Farmers in Bavaria lived together in a village and every day went out into the countryside and farmed their own land.
  6. Here is the political breakdown:
    • country / Land:  Germany / Deutschland
    • state / Staat:  Bavaria / Bayern
    • administrative district / Regierungsbezirk:  Middle Franconia / Mittelfranken
    • rural district (county) / Landkreis:  Bad Windsheim-Neustadt an der Aisch
    • municipality / Gemeinde:  Münchsteinach
  7. Here are more geography facts:
    • The nearest large city/ Großstadt is Nuremberg/ Nürnberg (517,498 inhabitants).
    • The nearest large town/ Ort is Neustadt an der Aisch (12,875 inhabitants). (New City on the Aisch River)
    • Here are some distances between Nuremberg, Neutstadt an der Aisch, and other villages: (conversion scale, 10 kilometers= 6 miles)
      • Abtsgreuth to Schornweisach: 5.9 kilometers/ 3.6 miles
      • Schornweisach to Reinhardshofen: 5.6 kilometers / 3.4 miles
      • Abtsgreuth to Neustatdt an der Aisch: 13.1 kilometers/ 8.1 miles
      • Abtsgreuth to Nuremberg: 60.1 kilometers/ 37.3 miles
      • Neustadt an der Aisch to Nuremberg: 48.8 kilometers/ 30.3 miles
      • Nuremberg to Munich: 169.5 kilometers/ 105.3 miles