|• Mayor||Benno Schwarz (CDU)|
|• Total||30.01 km2 (11.59 sq mi)|
|Elevation||281 m (922 ft)|
|• Density||39/km2 (100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Merzalben's earliest known records date to 1237.
In 2007 66.3% of the inhabitants were Roman Catholic and 19.3% were Protestant. The rest either belonged to another religion or none.
The local council in Merzalben consists of 16 councillors, who were elected in the local election on 7 June 2009, and whose honorary local mayor is the chairman.
The 28-metre-high Luitpold Tower (Luitpoldturm) was established 1909 on the summit of the 610-metre-high Weißenberg hill as observation tower. Gräfenstein Castle is a castle ruin of about two kilometres east of Merzalben. It gave its name to the region.
- "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31. Dezember 2015" (PDF). Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.
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