Zella-Mehlis

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Zella-Mehlis
Coat of arms of Zella-Mehlis
Coat of arms
Zella-Mehlis   is located in Germany
Zella-Mehlis
Zella-Mehlis
Coordinates: 50°39′35″N 10°40′1″E / 50.65972°N 10.66694°E / 50.65972; 10.66694Coordinates: 50°39′35″N 10°40′1″E / 50.65972°N 10.66694°E / 50.65972; 10.66694
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Schmalkalden-Meiningen
Government
 • Mayor Karl-Uwe Panse
Area
 • Total 28.09 km2 (10.85 sq mi)
Elevation 450-700 m (−1,850 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,855
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 98544
Dialling codes 03682
Vehicle registration SM
Website www.zella-mehlis.de

Zella-Mehlis is a town in the Schmalkalden-Meiningen district, in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated in the Thuringian Forest, 5 km north of Suhl, and 20 km east of Meiningen. The town of Zella-Mehlis is the site of the original Walther Arms and J.G.Anschutz weapons factories. They remained there until the Russians occupied eastern Germany at the end of World War II.

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