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State: Bavaria
Capital: Würzburg
Area: 8,531.59 km²
Inhabitants: 1,344,300 (2002)
pop. density: 157,57 inh./km²
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Image:Bavaria unterfranken.png

Unterfranken (Lower Franconia) is one of the three administrative regions of Franconia in Bavaria (seven regions), Germany (32 regions). Germany is a federal republic made up of 16 states, known in German as Länder (singular Land). ... The Free State of Bavaria  (German: Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... The title of this article contains the character ü. Where that letter is unavailable or undesired, the name may be represented as Wurzburg or Wuerzburg. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Image File history File links Map of Bavaria highlighting the Unterfranken region Based on the templates at Wikipedia:WikiProject German districts/Maptemplates File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A Regierungsbezirk is an administrative region of Germany, a subdivision of certain federal states (Bundesländer). ... The Franconian Rake is the symbol and unofficial coat of arms of Franconia, also appearing in emblems of many Franconian cities Franconia (German: Franken), a historic region in Germany, now forms three administrative districts of the state of Bavaria: Lower Franconia (Unterfranken), Middle Franconia (Mittelfranken), and Upper Franconia (Oberfranken). ... The Free State of Bavaria  (German: Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ...


The district was formed in 1817 unter the name of Untermainkreis (Lower Main District) and renamed in 1837 as Unterfranken and Aschaffenburg (Lower Franconia and Aschaffenburg). In 1933 the regional Nazi Gauleiter Otto Hellmuth insisted on renaming the district Mainfranken, but after 1945 the name Unterfranken was resurrected. 1817 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... A Gauleiter was a leader of a regional branch of the NSDAP (more commonly known as the Nazi Party) or the head of a Gau or of a Reichsgau. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Unterfranken is the north-west part of Franconia and consists of three district-free cities ("Kreisfreie Städte") and nine country districts ("Landkreise").

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Area and population

Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) Population and Area
City or District Population (2002) Area (km²) Communities
City of Aschaffenburg 68,682 5.1% 63 0.7% 1 0.3%
City of Schweinfurt 54,670 4.1% 36 0.4% 1 0.3%
City of Würzburg 131,582 9.8% 88 1.0% 1 0.3%
Aschaffenburg 174,863 13.0% 699 8.2% 32 10.4%
Bad Kissingen 109,382 8.1% 1,137 13.3% 26 8.4%
Haßberge 88,301 6.6% 956 11.2% 26 8.4%
Kitzingen 89,335 6.6% 684 8.0% 31 10.1%
Main-Spessart 132,393 9.8% 1,322 15.5% 40 13.0%
Miltenberg 131,568 9.8% 716 8.4% 32 10.4%
Rhön-Grabfeld 86,811 6.5% 1,022 12.0% 37 12.0%
Schweinfurt 116,868 8.7% 841 9.9% 29 9.4%
Würzburg 159,845 11.9% 968 11.3% 52 16.9%
Lower Franconia 1,344,300 100.0% 8,532 100.0% 308 100.0%
Historical Population of Lower Franconia
1910 710,943
1939 844,732
1950 1,038,930
1961 1,089,983
1970 1,181,309
1987 1,202,711
2002 1,344,300

Map of Germany showing Aschaffenburg Aschaffenburg is a city in Bavaria, Germany. ... Schweinfurt is a city in the Unterfranken region of Bavaria in Germany. ... The title of this article contains the character ü. Where that letter is unavailable or undesired, the name may be represented as Wurzburg or Wuerzburg. ... Aschaffenburg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Bad Kissingen is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Haßberge is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Kitzingen is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Main-Spessart is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Miltenberg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Rhön-Grabfeld is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Schweinfurt is a Kreis (district) in the northwestern part of Bavaria, Germany. ... Würzburg is a Kreis (district) in the northwestern part of Bavaria, Germany. ...

Historical country districts

Until the municipal reform ( "Kreisreform" ) in June 1972 Lower Franconia had 22 country districts, 16 of them were attached to the other six existing country districts Aschaffenburg, Bad Kissingen, Kitzingen, Miltenberg, Schweinfurt, Würzburg or united to one of the three new country districts Haßberge, Main-Spessart, Rhön-Grabfeld.

 Old country district Now part of the country district(s) Alzenau .............. Aschaffenburg Bad Brückenau ........ Bad Kissingen Bad Neustadt/Saale.... Rhön-Grabfeld Ebern ................ Haßberge Gemünden ............. Main-Spessart Gerolzhofen .......... Schweinfurt, Kitzingen, Hassberge, Würzburg Hammelburg ........... Bad Kissingen Haßfurt .............. Haßberge Hofheim/Unterfranken . Haßberge Karlstadt ............ Main-Spessart Königshofen .......... Rhön-Grabfeld Lohr ................. Main-Spessart Marktheidenfeld ...... Main-Spessart, Miltenberg, Würzburg Mellrichstadt ........ Rhön-Grabfeld Obernburg ............ Miltenberg Ochsenfurt ........... Würzburg 

Well known people

Florian Geyer (1490-1525) was a German nobleman who lead the Black Company during the Protestant Reformation in Swabia in the 16th. ... Tilman Riemenschneider (1460 – 1531) was a German sculptor who lived in Würzburg. ... Johann Balthasar Neumann (January 27, 1687 _ August 19, 1753) was a German Baroque architect who designed the Vierzehnheiligen and several churches in Würzburg. ... Friedrich Rückert (May 16, 1788 - January 31, 1866) was a German poet, translator, and professor of Oriental languages. ... Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (in English: William Conrad Roentgen) (March 27, 1845 – February 10, 1923) was a German physicist, of the University of Würzburg, who, on November 8, 1895, produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as x-rays or R...

Education and startUps

University/Fachhochschulen: A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ... A Fachhochschule (plural: Fachhochschulen) or University of Applied Sciences in Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland is something like a polytechnic. ...

  • Julius Maximilians Universität Würzburg
  • Fachhochschule Aschaffenburg
  • Fachhochschule Würzburg-Schweinfurt

startUp centers:

  • Zentec, Großwallstadt
  • RSG Rhön-Saale Gründerzentrum, Bad Kissingen
  • GRIBS Gründer- und Innovationszentrum, Schweinfurt
  • Chancencenter Maintal, Schweinfurt
  • TGZ Technologie- und Gründerzentrum, Würzburg
  • ZmK Zentrum für moderne Kommunikationstechnologien, Würzburg

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See also:

External Links: Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia) is one of the three administrative regions of Franconia in Bavaria, Germany. ... Oberfranken (Upper Franconia) is one of the three administrative regions of Franconia in Bavaria, Germany. ...


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