Gau Mainfranken

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Gau Mainfranken
Gau Main-Franconia
Gau of Nazi Germany

1933–1945
Flag Coat of arms
Flag Coat of arms
Location of Gau Mainfranken
Map of Nazi Germany showing its administrative
subdivisions (Gaue and Reichsgaue).
Capital Würzburg
Gauleiter
 -  1933–1945 Otto Hellmuth
History
 -  Establishment 30 January 1933
 -  Disestablishment 8 May 1945
Population
 -  17 May 1939[1] 844,732 

The Gau Mainfranken (English: Gau Main-Franconia) was an administrative division of Nazi Germany in Lower Franconia, Bavaria, from 1933 to 1945. From 1926 to 1933, it was the regional subdivision of the Nazi Party for this area.

History[edit]

The Gau was originally called Unterfranken, but, on suggestion of Otto Hellmuth, renamed Mainfranken on 30 July 1935.[2]

Gauleiter[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bayrisches Landesamt für Statistik, accessed 26 June 2008.
  2. ^ (German) Mainfranken at the Historisches Lexikon Bayerns (accessed 27 June 2008).