Middle Franconia

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Middle Franconia (district)
Map of Bavaria highlighting the  Regierungsbezirk of Middle Franconia (district)
Map of Bavaria highlighting the Regierungsbezirk of Middle Franconia (district)
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Region seat Ansbach
 • Total 7,245.70 km2 (2,797.58 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2013)[1]
 • Total 1,707,376
 • Density 240/km2 (610/sq mi)
Website regierung.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.


The region is divided into seven Landkreise (districts) and five Kreisfreie Städte ('district-free cities'):

Brief history[edit]

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[edit]

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


Year Inhabitants
1900 815,895
1910 930,868
1939 1,065,122
1950 1,273,030
1961 1,371,144
1970 1,486,389
1987 1,521,484
2002 1,703,869
2005 1,712,275
2006 1,712,622
2008 1,714,453
2010 1,710,876

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