Munich: Main Facts

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Munich Main Facts

Geographical Location

Munich is situated on the elevated plains of Upper Bavaria, about 50 kilometres (31 miles) north of the northern edge of the Alps.

Land/Sea Boundaries

Munich is located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps.


German is the official language which is spoken in Munich. However, there is also a distinctive dialect known as Münchener Bayrisch.


The only currency used in Munich is the Euro (€), made up of 100 cents.