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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
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Subdivisions * 2 History * 3 Main sights * 4 Coat of arms * 5 Population * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links

SUBDIVISIONS

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

* Landkreise

* Ansbach
Ansbach
(district) * Erlangen-Höchstadt
Erlangen-Höchstadt
* Fürth
Fürth
* Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim
Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim
* Nürnberger Land
Nürnberger Land
* Roth * Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen

* Kreisfreie Städte

* Ansbach
Ansbach
* Erlangen
Erlangen
* Fürth
Fürth
* Nuremberg
Nuremberg
(Nürnberg) * Schwabach
Schwabach

HISTORY

See also: Principality of Ansbach
Ansbach
See also: Imperial City of Nuremberg
Nuremberg

After the founding of the Kingdom of Bavaria
Bavaria
the state was totally reorganised and, in 1808, divided into 15 administrative government regions (German: Regierungsbezirke (singular Regierungsbezirk
Regierungsbezirk
)), in Bavaria
Bavaria
called Kreise (singular: Kreis). They were created in the fashion of the French departements, quite even in size and population, and named after their main rivers.

In the following years, due to territorial changes (e. g. loss of Tyrol , addition of the Palatinate ), the number of Kreise was reduced to 8. One of these was the Rezatkreis (Rezat District). In 1837 king Ludwig I of Bavaria
Bavaria
renamed the Kreise after historical territorial names and tribes of the area. This also involved some border changes or territorial swaps. Thus the district name of Rezatkreis changed to Upper Franconia.

MAIN SIGHTS

Next to the major city Nuremberg
Nuremberg
, the capital Ansbach
Ansbach
and the former residene city Erlangen
Erlangen
the cities of the Romantic Road
Romantic Road
Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Dinkelsbühl