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Overview map of Franconia

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Franconia Portal!

This portal is about
the East Franconian region,
that is about the Franconian people and their culture in North Bavaria, North Württemberg, North Baden and South Thuringia.

Franconian coat-of-arms
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Franconia: Definition - Geography - History - Religion - People - Cultural Characteristics - People Group - Franconian Symbols - Tourism

Franconian Circle - Duchy of Franconia - Franconian Rake (coat of arms) - Franconian Flag - Song of Franconia - Franconia Day - Nuremberg Metropolitan Region - Rhine-Main Region - Franks - Language - Franconia - History of Franconia

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Franconia is a region in Germany that has its own cultural and linguistic heritage and can be considered to coincide roughly with the area in which the East Franconian dialect (know colloquially as Fränkisch or “Franconian”) is predominant. The region emerged from the Stem Duchy of Franconia. Until the 18th century the Franconian regions were part of the imperial Franconian Circle in the Holy Roman Empire. In the 19th and 20th centuries these regions were incorporated into the adjacent German princely territories. Today they are part of the federal German states of Bavaria, Thuringia and Baden-Württemberg. Its two biggest cities are Nuremberg and Würzburg.

Administrative divisions

Bavarian coat of arms with the Franconian shield

Upper Franconia (Government) - Middle Franconia (Government) - Lower Franconia (Government)

State flag of Thuringia in white and red

Counties in the Henneberger Land and parts of South Thuringia

Baden-Württemberg coat of arms with the Franconian shield


Regional planning - Planning regions

Bayerischer Untermain - Heilbronn-Franken - Mittelfranken - Main-Rhön - Oberfranken-West - Oberfranken-Ost - Südthüringen - Westmittelfranken - Würzburg


Party for Franconia

Geography and Nature

The Ochsenkopf in winter
The Großer Brombachsee, view looking east


Map of the imperial Franconian Circle

History of Franconia


Famous Franconians - List of Franconian people

Economy and transport

The locomotive Adler in Nuremberg

Culture and Science




The pilgrimage church of Vierzehnheiligen above the Main Valley

Franconia in other Wikis

Sister projects:

Featured Articles

↪ Featured Articles in Franconia Featured Articles  : Current featured articles on German Wikipedia: Binghöhle - Das Meininger Theatre - Erdfunkstelle Fuchsstadt - Festung Rosenberg - Goetz-Höhle - Hesselberg - Hochwasser in Würzburg - Inselbergschanze - Kastell Stockstadt - Kordigast - Kreuzbergschanzen - Ludwig-Danube-Main Canal - Obergermanisch-Raetischer Limes - Pegel Würzburg - Schanzenanlage im Kanzlersgrund - Schwarzes Moor - Sophienhöhle - Teufelshöhle near Pottenstein

Good Articles

↪ Good Articles in Franconia Good Articles  : Current good articles on German Wikipedia: Coburg - Bamberger Dom - MechlenreuthMeiningen - Schweinsbach - Landkreis Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen - Merkendorf (Mittelfranken) - Germanisches Nationalmuseum - 1. FC Nürnberg - Katholische Liga (1538) - Main-Danube Canal - Sachsen-Franconia-Magistrale - Wandereisen-Holzschnitte von 1523 - Biosphärenreservat Vessertal-Thüringer Wald - Christoph Friedrich Leers - Felsengarten Sanspareil - Hans Schmidt (Fußballspieler, 1893) - Main-Werra Canal - Maria Sibylla Merian - Marktiegelschanze - Niedernberg - Philipp von Hutten - Schmalkaldischer Bund - Schnellfahrstrecke Nuremberg–Ingolstadt–München - St. Marien (Hof) - Würzburg Hauptbahnhof

Articles Needing Improvement

See List of Articles for Improvement

Wanted Articles

History: Franconian coat of arms - History of Franconia

Culture: Franconian flag - Franconia Day

New Articles

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Schloss Weikersheim


See: Categories related to Franconia

Wikipedians in Franconia

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Wikipedia meetings in Franconia:

  • de:Wikipedia:Nürnberg

Related Projects

Franconian Wikipedia as test project in the incubator

Related Portals

Franconian timber-framing in Suhl

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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