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Middle Franconia

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)

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.


  • Subdivisions 1
  • Brief history 2
  • Coat of arms 3
  • Population 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


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

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:
  • the black and white pattern of the Hohenzollern family in the upper dexter quarter (the first quarter)[2]
  • the Arms of Franconia in the lower dexter quarter (the 3rd quarter)[3]
  • the sinister half of the German Imperial Eagle (similar to that displayed by the German Confederation) in the sinister half.[4]


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

See also


  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes".  
  2. ^ County of Hohenzollern
  3. ^ Franconia
  4. ^ File:Wappen Deutscher Bund.svg

External links

  • Official website
  • Middle Franconia, described by a native Franconian resident
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