Germany is subdivided into 16 (federal) states, of which Bavaria is the largest.
The thing is that my dictionary is not perfectly clear about this, i.e. there is no direct translation available. Actually the direct translation according to the dictionary would be:
Germany is subdivided into 16 (federal) states, of these Bavaria is the largest.
However, this does not seem correct. Therefore, my questions are:
- Is the first sentence proper English?
- Are there better ways to phrase this sentence?