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Upper Franconia

Map of Bavaria highlighting the  Regierungsbezirk of Upper Franconia
Map of Bavaria highlighting the Regierungsbezirk of Upper Franconia
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Region seat Bayreuth
 • Total 7,230.19 km2 (2,791.59 sq mi)
 (31 Dec. 2006)
 • Total 1,094,525
 • Density 151.38261/km2 (392.0791/sq mi)
Flagge Oberfranken
Wappen Bezirk Oberfranken2
coat of arms

Upper Franconia (Oberfranken) is a regierungsbezirk (administrative region) of the German state Bavaria. It has an area of 7,230 km² and about 1,200,000 people. It borders the German states of Sachsen and Thuringia, and also the Czech Republic. Bayreuth is its capital.

Cities and districts

Cities which are urban districts

  1. Coburg,
  2. Bamberg,
  3. Hof,
  4. Bayreuth.

Smaller cities

  1. Forchheim,
  2. Kulmbach,
  3. Lichtenfels,
  4. Marktredwitz,
  5. Neustadt bei Coburg
  6. Kronach,
  7. Rödental,
  8. Wunsiedel,
  9. Selb,
  10. Münchberg,
  11. Helmbrechts,
  12. Rehau,
  13. Stadtsteinach,
  14. Bad Staffelstein,
  15. Ebermannstadt,
  16. Burgkunstadt


  1. Coburg Rural District
  2. Bamberg Rural District
  3. Forchheim Rural District
  4. Bayreuth Rural District
  5. Lichtenfels Rural District
  6. Kronach Rural District
  7. Hof Rural District
  8. Kulmbach Rural District
  9. Wunsiedel i. Fichtelgebirge Rural District
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