Middle Franconia

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Middle Franconia (district)
Mittelfranken
Map of Bavaria highlighting the Regierungsbezirk of Middle Franconia (district)
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Region seatAnsbach
Area
 • Total7,245.70 km2 (2,797.58 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2011)[1]
 • Total1,719,494
 • Density240/km2 (610/sq mi)
Websiteregierung.mittelfranken.bayern.de
 
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Middle Franconia (district)
Mittelfranken
Map of Bavaria highlighting the Regierungsbezirk of Middle Franconia (district)
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Region seatAnsbach
Area
 • Total7,245.70 km2 (2,797.58 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2011)[1]
 • Total1,719,494
 • Density240/km2 (610/sq mi)
Websiteregierung.mittelfranken.bayern.de

Middle Franconia (German: Mittelfranken) is one of the three administrative regions of Franconia in Bavaria, Germany. It is in the west of Bavaria and adjoins the state of Baden-Württemberg. The administrative seat is Ansbach but the most populated city is Nuremberg.

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Landkreise

These are similar to rural districts in Great Britain, or counties or parishes in the USA.

  1. Ansbach
  2. Erlangen-Höchstadt
  3. Fürth
  4. Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim
  5. Nürnberger Land
  6. Roth
  7. Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen

Kreisfreie Städte

These are similar to urban districts in Great Britain: they are independent of the surrounding Landkreis. In the USA they are the same as independent cities.

  1. Ansbach (the administrative headquarters of Middle Franconia)
  2. Erlangen
  3. Fürth
  4. Nuremberg (Nürnberg)
  5. Schwabach

Brief history

The area, previously composed of independent principalities within the Holy Roman Empire, became a district of the Kingdom of Bavaria in Napoleonic times at the start of the 19th century. It gained its current name in 1838.

Coat of arms

Coat of Arms of Middle Franconia
The coat of arms displays:

Population

YearInhabitants
1900815,895
1910930,868
19391,065,122
19501,273,030
19611,371,144
19701,486,389
19871,521,484
20021,703,869
20051,712,275
20061,712,622
20081,714,453
20101,710,876

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