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Ebern's former train station
Ebern's former train station
Coat of arms of Ebern
Ebern is located in Germany
Coordinates 50°6′0″N 10°47′37″E / 50.10000°N 10.79361°E / 50.10000; 10.79361
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Lower Franconia
District Haßberge
Municipal assoc. Ebern
Town subdivisions 18 Ortsteile
Mayor Robert Herrmann
Basic statistics
Area 95.02 km2 (36.69 sq mi)
Elevation 270 m  (886 ft)
Population 7,369  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 78 /km2 (201 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate HAS (bis 1972 EBN)
Postal code 96106
Area code 09531
Website www.ebern.de

Ebern is a German town in the north of Franconia. It is between Haßfurt and Coburg. It has about 8,000 people living in it. Its mayor is Robert Herrmann. Ebern is about 1,000 years old. It has an intact defense wall. Ebern was named after a boar ("Eber" in German).

Creation legend[change | change source]

The legend is that one day two hunters were chasing a wild boar. It was finally hit, but with two spears, one from each of the hunters. They could not decide who threw the spear that caused the boar to die. The boar finally broke down exactly at the border between Seßlach and Ebern, with its head in Ebern, and its body in Seßlach, so they divided it. That is why the town Ebern is named after the boar, and the town's flag carries the head of the boar.

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