Naila

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Naila
Naila
Naila
Coat of arms of Naila
Coat of arms
Naila   is located in Germany
Naila
Naila
Coordinates: 50°19′N 11°41′E / 50.317°N 11.683°E / 50.317; 11.683Coordinates: 50°19′N 11°41′E / 50.317°N 11.683°E / 50.317; 11.683
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberfranken
District Hof
Government
 • Mayor Frank Stumpf (FW)
Area
 • Total 37.05 km2 (14.31 sq mi)
Elevation 512 m (1,680 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 7,640
 • Density 210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 95119
Dialling codes 09282
Vehicle registration HO
Website www.naila.de

Naila is a town in the Frankenwald hills, in the Hof district of Bavaria. Naila is situated some 18 km from the larger city of Hof. It is situated on both banks of the Selbitz river.

Naila: The Church of the Transfiguration

History[edit]

The earliest documentation of Naila dates at 1.9.1343. The first settlements in the area around Naila probably happened between the 12th and 14th century. The name Naila first appeared as "Neulins" (and variations thereof), has its origins most likely in the meaning "Small new settlement".

Up until 1972 it was the seat of the then district of Naila. The village of Marxgrün incorporated to Naila in 1978.[citation needed]

After World War II the Iron Curtain, just 8 km north of Naila, cut off a large part of the market for the local industries. In 1979, the town was the landing site of the Strelzyk and Wetzel families' famous balloon escape from East Germany.

Mayors[edit]

  • 1906–1919: Wilhelm Hagen
  • 1919–1926: Heinrich Kanzler
  • 1926–1933: Julius Borger
  • 1933-1933: Ludwig Wunner
  • 1933–1945: Karl Jakob Schmidt
  • 1945–1945: Georg Fugmann
  • 1945–1948: Heinrich Lang senior
  • 1948–1952: Christian Schlicht
  • 1952–1953: Georg Fugmann
  • 1953–1956: Karl Otto Zander
  • 1956–1959: Hilmar Jahn
  • 1960–1964: Fritz Jahn
  • 1964–1968: Hans Künzel
  • 1968–1972: Albin Bischoff
  • 1972–1996: Robert Strobel
  • 1996–2001: Hannsjürgen Lommer
  • since 2001: Frank Stumpf (FWG)

Population development[edit]

The numbers are with the incoorporated districts.

Year Inhabitants
1840 4357
1871 4549
1900 5201
1925 6336
1939 6955
Year Inhabitants
1950 10090
1956 9668
1960 9522
1965 9829
1970 9821
Year Inhabitants
1975 9631
1980 9217
1985 8675
1990 8893
1995 9037
Year Inhabitants
2000 8547
2005 8410
2010 8071
2015 7640

Personalities[edit]

  • Hans-Peter Friedrich (born 1957), jurist, CSU politician, Member of Bundestag since 1998, Federal Ministry of the Interior 2011-2013

See also[edit]

External links (German)[edit]

Map of Naila
History of the city-seal
Description of the balloon-escape from the GDR
official website of the city of Naila

References[edit]