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|Middle Franconia (district)
|• Total||7,245.70 km2 (2,797.58 sq mi)|
|Population (31 December 2012)|
|• Density||230/km2 (610/sq mi)|
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.
These are similar to rural districts in Great Britain, or counties or parishes in the USA.
- Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim
- Nürnberger Land
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.
- Ansbach (the administrative headquarters of Middle Franconia)
- Nuremberg (Nürnberg)
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.
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