Upper Franconia

Upper Franconia (German: Oberfranken) is a Regierungsbezirk (administrative [Regierungs] region [bezirk]) of the state of Bavaria, southern Germany. It forms part of the historically significant region of Franconia, the others being Middle Franconia and Lower Franconia, which are all now part of the German Federal State of Bayern (Bavaria).

Upper Franconia
Oberfranken
Map of Bavaria highlighting Upper Franconia
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Region seatBayreuth
Area
  Total7,230.19 km2 (2,791.59 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2020)[1]
  Total1,062,085
  Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Websiteregierung.oberfranken.bayern.de

With more than 200 independent breweries which brew approximately 1000 different types of beer, Upper Franconia has the world's highest brewery-density per capita. A special Franconian beer route (Fränkische Brauereistraße) runs through many popular breweries.


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