|• Mayor||Jürgen Hennemann|
|• Total||95.02 km2 (36.69 sq mi)|
|Elevation||273 m (896 ft)|
|• Density||77/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Vehicle registration||HAS (bis 1972 EBN from 2014 EBN or HAS)|
The population of Ebern is about 8,000 people. Its mayor is Robert Herrmann.
Ebern is about 1,000 years old. It has an intact defensive wall. Ebern was named after a boar ("Eber" in German).
Villages of Ebern
The borough of Ebern covers an area of 95 square kilometres (37 sq mi) within which are 18 villages as well as the town of Ebern itself.
According to legend, one day two hunters were chasing a wild boar. It was finally struck by two spears, one from each of the hunters. They could not decide who threw the spear that killed the boar. The boar finally fell exactly on the border between Seßlach and Ebern, with its head in Ebern, and its body in Seßlach, so they divided it. Hence the town of Ebern is named after the boar, and the municipal flag displays a boar's head.
Sons and daughters of the town
- "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018.