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Upper Franconia Government Region

administrative region of Franconia in Bavaria, Germany

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.

Upper Franconia

Oberfranken
Map of Bavaria highlighting the Regierungsbezirk of Upper Franconia
Map of Bavaria highlighting the Regierungsbezirk of Upper Franconia
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Region seatBayreuth
Area
 • Total7,230.19 km2 (2,791.59 sq mi)
Population
 (31 Dec. 2006)
 • Total1,094,525
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Websiteregierung.oberfranken.bayern.de

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