(Fränkische Alb / Frankenalb / Fränkischer Jura / Frankenjura)
|Area||7,053.8 km2 (2,723.5 sq mi)|
|Parent range||South German Scarplands|
|Orogeny||low mountains, cuesta|
The Franconian Jura (German: Fränkische Alb, German pronunciation (help·info), Fränkischer Jura, Frankenalb) is an upland in Bavaria, Germany. Located between two rivers, the Danube in the south and the Main in the north, its peaks reach elevations of up to 600 metres (2,000 ft) and it has an area of some 7053.8 km2.
Geologically, the Franconian Jura is the eastern continuation of the Swabian Jura. Both are part of the Jura Mountains. The mountain chains are separated from each other by the impact crater of the Nördlinger Ries.
- Emil Meynen, Josef Schmithüsen: Handbuch der naturräumlichen Gliederung Deutschlands. Bundesanstalt für Landeskunde, Remagen/Bad Godesberg 1953–1962 (9 editions in 8 volumes, updated map 1:1,000,000 scale with major units, 1960).
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