The Upper Palatinate, situated in the southeast of the Federal Republic of
Germany, has an elevation ranging from about 320 m along the Danube near
Pfatter to approximately 1440 m on the Grosser Arber Mountain in the Bavarian
Forest. It is one of seven districts in the state of Bavaria, and is divided
into seven rural districts with a total of 223 communities and three urban
districts (Regensburg in the south, Amberg in the west, and Weiden in der
Oberpfalz in the north).
Federal Republik of Germany and its sixteen states