formerly: s (1945–1947), sh (1947), bs (1948–1956)
€97 / $115 billion (2018)
gdp per capita
€33,600 / $39,600 (2018)
0.918 very high · schleswig-holstein.de
schleswig-holstein (german: [ˈʃleːsvɪç ˈhɔlʃtaɪn]) is the northernmost of the 16 states of germany, comprising most of the historical duchy of holstein and the southern part of the former duchy of schleswig. its capital city is kiel; other notable cities are lübeck and flensburg.
also known in more dated english as sleswick-holsatia, the region is called slesvig-holsten in danish and pronounced [ˌsle̝ːsvi ˈhʌlˌste̝ˀn]. the low german name is sleswig-holsteen, and the north frisian name is slaswik-holstiinj. historically, the name can also refer to a larger region, containing both present-day schleswig-holstein and the former south jutland county (northern schleswig; now part of the region of southern denmark) in denmark.