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Mittelfranken (region)
MIDDLE FRANCONIA (German : Mittelfranken) is one of the three administrative regions of Franconia
Franconia
in Bavaria
Bavaria
, Germany
Germany
. It is in the west of Bavaria
Bavaria
and adjoins the state of Baden-Württemberg
Baden-Württemberg
. The administrative seat is Ansbach
Ansbach
but the most populated city is Nuremberg
Nuremberg

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Regierungsbezirk
_REGIERUNGSBEZIRK_ (pronounced , often abbreviated to REG.-BEZ.; English: Administrative district ) is an administrative region at federal state level in Germany. The regional authority is called a _Regierungspräsidium_ or _Bezirksregierung_ (district government) and is headed by a _Regierungspräsident_ (district president). The _Regierungsbezirke_ do not pass any legislation. Within the federal state authority, they act as a mid-level agency, concerned mostly with administrative decisions on a regional level for the affiliated rural or urban districts . CONTENTS * 1 Translations * 2 History * 3 _Regierungsbezirke_ by state * 4 Historic _Regierungsbezirke_ * 5 References * 6 External links TRANSLATIONS_Regierungsbezirk_ is variously translated as "governmental district", "administrative district" or "province", with the first two being closest literal translations
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Germany
Coordinates : 51°N 9°E / 51°N 9°E / 51; 9 Federal Republic of Germany _Bundesrepublik Deutschland_ (German ) Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: "Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit " "Unity and Justice and Freedom" (de facto) ANTHEM: _ Deutschlandlied _ (English: "Song of Germany") (third verse only) Location of Germany (dark green) – in Europe (green "> (green) – Ca
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States Of Germany
Germany
Germany
is a federal republic consisting of sixteen STATES (German : Land, plural Länder; informally also Bundesland, plural Bundesländer). Since today's Germany
Germany
was formed from an earlier collection of several states, it has a federal constitution, and the constituent states retain a measure of sovereignty. With an emphasis on geographical conditions, Berlin
Berlin
and Hamburg
Hamburg
are frequently called Stadtstaaten (city-states ), as is the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen , which in fact includes the cities of Bremen
Bremen
and Bremerhaven
Bremerhaven
. The remaining 13 states are called Flächenländer (literally: ‘area states’)
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Bavaria
BAVARIA /bəˈvɛəriə/ German : _Bayern_ ; Czech : _Bavorsko_), officially the FREE STATE OF BAVARIA (German : _Freistaat Bayern_ ) is a federal state of Germany , occupying its southeastern corner. With an area of 70.550,19 square kilometres (27,200 sq mi), Bavaria is the largest German state by land area. Its territory comprises roughly a fifth of the total land area of Germany. With 12.9 million inhabitants, it is Germany's second-most-populous state (after North Rhine-Westphalia ). Bavaria's capital and largest city, Munich , is the third largest city in Germany . The history of Bavaria stretches from its earliest settlement and formation as a duchy in the 6th century CE (AD) through the Holy Roman Empire to becoming an independent kingdom and finally a state of the Federal Republic of Germany . The Duchy of Bavaria dates back to the year 555
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Ansbach
ANSBACH (/ˈænzbæk/ ; German pronunciation: ( listen )) is a city in the German state of Bavaria . It is the capital of the administrative region of Middle Franconia
Middle Franconia
. Ansbach
Ansbach
is 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Nuremberg
Nuremberg
and 90 miles (140 km) north of Munich
Munich
, on the Fränkische Rezat (Rezat River), a tributary of the Main river. In 2004, its population was 40,723. Developed in the 8th century as a Benedictine monastery , it became the seat of the Hohenzollern
Hohenzollern
family in 1331. In 1460, the Margraves of Brandenburg-Ansbach lived here. The city has a castle known as Margrafen–Schloss , built between 1704–1738. It was not badly damaged during the World Wars and hence retains its original historical baroque sheen
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German Language
_No official regulation_ ( German orthography regulated by the Council for German Orthography )
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Franconia
FRANCONIA (German : Franken, also called Frankenland) is a region in Germany
Germany
, characterised by its culture and language, and may be roughly associated with the areas in which the East Franconian dialect group , locally referred to as fränkisch, is spoken. It commonly refers to the eastern part of the historical Franconian stem duchy , mainly represented by the modern Bavarian administrative districts of Lower , Middle , and Upper Franconia , the adjacent northeastern parts of Heilbronn-Franken in Baden-Württemberg , parts of Thuringia south of the Rennsteig ridge, and small parts of Hesse
Hesse
. However, there is no fixed area that is officially defined as Franconia. The German word Franken - Franconians - also refers to the people group , which is mainly to be found in this region
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Baden-Württemberg
BADEN-WüRTTEMBERG (/ˈbɑːdən vɜːrtəmˌbɜːrɡ/ ; German pronunciation: ( listen )) is a state in Germany
Germany
located in the southwest, east of the Upper Rhine
Rhine
. It is Germany’s third largest state in terms of size and population, with an area of 35,751 square kilometres (13,804 sq mi) and 10.8 million inhabitants. The state capital and largest city is Stuttgart
Stuttgart
. The sobriquet Ländle ("small land" or "dear land" in the local dialect) is sometimes used as a synonym for Baden-Württemberg
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Nuremberg
NUREMBERG (/ˈnjʊərəmbɜːrɡ/ ; German: _Nürnberg_; pronounced (_ listen ) ) is a city on the river Pegnitz and on the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal in the German state of Bavaria , in the administrative region of Middle Franconia , about 170 kilometres (110 mi) north of Munich . It is the second-largest city in Bavaria (after Munich), and the largest in Franconia (German : Franken_). As of February 2015 it had a population of 517,498, making it Germany 's fourteenth-largest city. The urban area also includes Fürth , Erlangen and Schwabach , with a total population of 763,854. As of 2016 the "European Metropolitan Area Nuremberg" had approximately 3.5 million inhabitants
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Ansbach (district)
ANSBACH is a Landkreis (district) in Bavaria
Bavaria
, Germany
Germany
. It surrounds - but does not include - the city of Ansbach
Ansbach
; nonetheless the administrative seat of the district is in Ansbach. It is the district with the biggest area in Bavaria. The district is bounded by (from the west and clockwise) the districts Ostalbkreis , Schwäbisch Hall and Main-Tauber (all in the state of Baden-Württemberg ), and the districts of Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim , Fürth , Roth , Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen and Donau-Ries . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Coat of arms * 4 Towns and municipalities * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYSome of the towns already existed during the lifetime of Charlemagne , who visited Feuchtwangen about 800
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Erlangen-Höchstadt
ERLANGEN-HöCHSTADT is a Landkreis (district) in Bavaria
Bavaria
, Germany
Germany
. It is bounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Fürth
Fürth
, Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim , Bamberg , Forchheim and Nürnberger Land , and by the cities of Nuremberg
Nuremberg
and Erlangen . The city of Erlangen is not part of the district, but nonetheless its administrative seat. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Coat of arms * 4 Towns and municipalities * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORY Waterwheel in the Regnitz near Möhrendorf. The earliest extant documents are drawings from 1413 which show water wheels along the Regnitz . The first (1449–1450) and second (1552–1555) Margrave wars, Brandenburg versus Nuremberg, devastated the countryside
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Fürth (district)
FüRTH is a Landkreis (district) in Bavaria
Bavaria
, Germany
Germany
. It is bounded by (from the east and clockwise) the cities of Fürth
Fürth
and Nuremberg
Nuremberg
, and by the districts of Roth , Ansbach
Ansbach
, Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim and Erlangen-Höchstadt
Erlangen-Höchstadt
. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Coat of arms * 4 Towns and municipalities * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYIn the 13th and most of the 14th century the region was a regional centre of the Hohenzollern
Hohenzollern
state. The CADOLZBURG (a castle west of Nuremberg) was the seat of the local rulers. The present district was established in 1972
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Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim
NEUSTADT (AISCH)-BAD WINDSHEIM (German : LANDKREIS NEUSTADT AN DER AISCH-BAD WINDSHEIM, official LANDKREIS NEUSTADT A.D.AISCH-BAD WINDSHEIM) is a Landkreis (district) in Bavaria
Bavaria
, Germany
Germany
. It is bounded by (from the west and clockwise) the districts of Würzburg
Würzburg
, Kitzingen , Bamberg , Erlangen-Höchstadt
Erlangen-Höchstadt
, Fürth
Fürth
and Ansbach
Ansbach
, and by the state of Baden-Württemberg (district Main-Tauber ). CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Economy * 4 Coat of arms * 5 Towns and municipalities * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORYThe district was established in 1972 by merging the former districts of Neustadt (Aisch), Uffenheim and Scheinfeld
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Nürnberger Land
NüRNBERGER LAND is a Landkreis (district) in Bavaria
Bavaria
, Germany
Germany
. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Forchheim , Bayreuth
Bayreuth
, Amberg-Sulzbach , Neumarkt , Roth and Erlangen-Höchstadt
Erlangen-Höchstadt
, and by the city of Nuremberg
Nuremberg
. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Coat of arms * 4 Towns and municipalities * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYThe district was established in 1972 by merging the former districts of Nuremberg, Hersbruck and Lauf, reuniting for the first time since 1789 most of the former lands of the Imperial City of Nuremberg
Nuremberg
. GEOGRAPHYThe district includes the eastern metropolitan area of Nuremberg
Nuremberg
in the west and the hills of the Frankish Alb in the east
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Roth (district)
ROTH is a Landkreis (district) in Middle Franconia , Bavaria
Bavaria
, Germany
Germany
. It is bounded by (from the northeast and clockwise) the districts of Nürnberger Land , Neumarkt , Eichstätt , Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen , Ansbach
Ansbach
and Fürth , and the cities of Schwabach
Schwabach
and Nürnberg . In medieval times the area was ruled by many lords. Brandenburg- Ansbach
Ansbach
and Nuremberg
Nuremberg
owned possessions in the territory, and other parts were the property of clerical states. When these clerical states were dissolved in 1803, the territory fell to Bavaria. The district was established in 1972 through the merger of the former districts of Roth, Schwabach
Schwabach
and Hilpoltstein
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