Franconia

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Franconia

  • Franken
  • Franggn
Cultural region of Germany
Flag of Franconia.svg
Flag
Frankenrechen.svg
Coat of arms
Anthem: "Frankenlied"
Location of Franconia
Country Germany
Largest cities1. Nuremberg 2. Würzburg 3. Fürth 4. Erlangen 5. Bamberg
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Franconia (German: Franken German pronunciation: [ˈfʁaŋkn̩]; Franconian dialect: Franggn [ˈfrɑŋɡŋ̍]) is the northern part of the German federal state of Bavaria. This region is divided in three smaller regions: Oberfranken, Mittelfranken, and Unterfranken. The biggest city in Franconia is Nuremberg.

Other large cities in Franconia are Coburg, Aschaffenburg, Würzburg, Erlangen, Fürth, Bamberg, Bayreuth, Schweinfurt and Hof.

Rivers[change | change source]

The most important river in Franconia is the Regnitz, which is 63.7 km (39.6 mi) in length.