Zella-Mehlis

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Zella-Mehlis
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Zella-Mehlis
Coat of arms
Zella-Mehlis is located in Germany
Zella-Mehlis
Zella-Mehlis
Location of Zella-Mehlis within Schmalkalden-Meiningen district
Zella-Mehlis in SM.png
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 Richard Rossel
Area
 • Total 28.09 km2 (10.85 sq mi)
Elevation 450-700 m (−1,850 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,532
 • Density 370/km2 (970/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. Anschütz weapons factories. They remained there until the Soviets occupied eastern Germany at the end of World War II.

Historical Population[edit]

Population as of 31st December unless otherwise indicated.

1946 - 1984

  • 1946: 17,352 1)
  • 1950: 16,914 2)
  • 1960: 16,370
  • 1981: 14,444
  • 1984: 13,921

1994 - 1998

  • 1994: 13,401
  • 1995: 13,100
  • 1996: 12,990
  • 1997: 12,941
  • 1998: 12,933

1999 - 2003

  • 1999: 13,206
  • 2000: 13,036
  • 2001: 12,961
  • 2002: 12,726
  • 2003: 12,544

2004 - 2008

  • 2004: 12,495
  • 2005: 12,245
  • 2006: 12,095
  • 2007: 11,951
  • 2008: 11,910

2009 - 2013

  • 2009: 11,743
  • 2010: 11,747
  • 2011: 11,075
  • 2012: 10,855
  • 2013: 10,785

since 2014

  • 2014: 10,669
  • 2015: 10,631
  • 2017: 10,813
Source since 1994: Thuringian State office of Statistics

1) 29th October
2) 31st August

Twin towns[edit]

Zella-Mehlis is twinned with:

Martin Luther elementary school
Zella-Mehlis
Surroundings of Zella-Mehlis

Personalities[edit]

Honorary citizen[edit]

  • Helmut Recknagel (* 1937), the first German Olympic ski jumping champion and world champion, started for SC Motor Zella-Mehlis

Sons and daughters of the city[edit]

People associated with Zella-Mehlis[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, Gemeinschaftsfreie Gemeinde, erfüllende/beauftragende Gemeinden, Verwaltungsgemeinschaft/Mitgliedsgemeinden in Thüringen". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). September 2018.