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The FRANCONIAN JURA (German : Fränkische Alb, German pronunciation (help ·info ), Fränkischer Jura, Frankenalb) is an upland in Bavaria , Germany
Germany
. Located between two rivers, the Danube
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.

Large portions of the Franconian Jura
Franconian Jura
are part of the Altmühl Valley Nature Park . The scenic meanders and gorges formed by the Altmühl River draw tourists to visit the region.

Geologically, the Franconian Jura
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
Nördlinger Ries
.

The northern part of the Franconian Jura
Franconian Jura
is known as Little Switzerland (German : Fränkische Schweiz). Valley in Franconian Switzerland

REFERENCES

* ^ 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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