The Southern Upper Rhine region is located in southwest Germany in the state of Baden-Württemberg. The region shares a border with France to the west and Switzerland to the south, which lends the three-country region a remarkable, international flair in the areas of economics, cuisine, and culture.
The region consists of the Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald, Emmendingen, and Ortenau districts as well as the city of Freiburg. Here, approximately 1,054,852 people live on an area of 4,062.03 km². The population density is 256 inhabitants per km². Freiburg and Offenburg are the largest cities in the region.