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 (frăng-kō′nē-ə, -kōn′yə, frăn-)
A region and former duchy of southern Germany. One of the five primary duchies of medieval Germany, Franconia passed to Bavaria in 1810.


(Placename) a medieval duchy of Germany, inhabited by the Franks from the 7th century, now chiefly in Bavaria, Hesse, and Baden-Württemberg


(fræŋˈkoʊ ni ə, -ˈkoʊn yə, fræn-)

a medieval duchy in Germany in the valley of the Main River.
Fran•co′ni•an, n., adj.


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Former Franconia Township Manager Kevin Baver, who resigned last month, will continue to be paid by the township for six months under the terms of a confidential separation contract released in response to a request under Right to Know laws.
Wampler's recycling program not only helps reduce the burden on our neighboring landfills, but also returns money to the Franconia Township to use in productive ways.
The Minneapolis banking market is approximated by Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey, Washington, Carver, Scott, and Dakota Counties in Minnesota; Lent, Chisago Lake, Shafer, Wyoming and Franconia Townships in Chisago County, Minnesota; Blue Hill, Baldwin, Orrock, Livonia, and Big Lake Townships and the City of Elk River in Sherburne County, Minnesota; Monticello, Otsego, Buffalo, Frankfort, Rockford, and Franklin Townships in Wright County, Minnesota; Lanesburgh Township in Le Sueur County, Minnesota; and the Town of Hudson in St.