Ebern

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Ebern
Ebern's former train station
Ebern's former train station
Coat of arms of Ebern
Coat of arms
Location of Ebern
Ebern is located in Germany
Ebern
Ebern
Ebern is located in Bavaria
Ebern
Ebern
Coordinates: 50°6′0″N 10°47′37″E / 50.10000°N 10.79361°E / 50.10000; 10.79361Coordinates: 50°6′0″N 10°47′37″E / 50.10000°N 10.79361°E / 50.10000; 10.79361
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionUnterfranken
DistrictHaßberge
Municipal assoc.Ebern
Subdivisions18 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorRobert Herrmann
Area
 • Total95.01 km2 (36.68 sq mi)
Elevation
270 m (890 ft)
Population
 (2016-12-31)[2]
 • Total7,333
 • Density77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
96106
Dialling codes09531
Vehicle registrationHAS (bis 1972 EBN)
Websitewww.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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). January 2018.

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