Place:Oberfranken, Bayern, Germany

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NameOberfranken
TypeRegierungsbezirk
Coordinates49.833°N 11.333°E
Located inBayern, Germany
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Upper Franconia is a Regierungsbezirk (administrative [Regierungs] region [bezirk]) of the state of Bavaria, southern Germany. It forms part of the historically significant region of Franconia (See also: Middle Franconia and Lower Franconia), all now part of the German Federal State of Bayern (Bavaria).

With more than 200 independent breweries which brew approximately 1000 different types of beer, Upper Franconia has the worlds highest brewery-density per capita. A special Franconian beer route (Fränkische Brauereistraße) leads along popular breweries.

Historical population of Upper Franconia

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YearPopulation
1900 608,116
1910 661,862
1939 790,151
1950 1,088,721
1961 1,056,087
1970 1,079,131
1987 1,036,576
2002 1,112,655
2005 1,101,390
2006 1,094,525
2008 1,085,770
2010 1,071,984

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