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Aalen
Coat of arms of Aalen Location of Aalen in Germany

Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Administrative region Stuttgart
District Ostalbkreis
Population 67,125 source (2005)
Area 146.48 km²
Population density 458 /km²
Elevation 430 m
Coordinates 48°50′ N 10°6′ E
Postal code 73401-73434
Area code 07361/-66/-67
Licence plate code AA
Mayor Martin Gerlach
Website www.aalen.de

Aalen (pronounced [ˈaːlən]) is a town in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. It is the seat of the Ostalbkreis district. Image File history File links Wappen_Aalen. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Aalen Categories: GFDL images ... This is an alphabetical list of countries of the world, including both internationally recognized and generally unrecognized independent states, inhabited dependent territories, as well as areas of special sovereignty. ... Germany is a Federal Republic made up of 16 States, known in German as Länder (singular Land). ... Baden-Württemberg is a federal state in southwestern Germany to the east of the Upper Rhine. ... A Regierungsbezirk is an government region of Germany, a subdivision of certain federal states (Bundesländer). ... Stuttgart is one of the four administrative districts (Regierungsbezirke) of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, located in the north-east of the state of Baden-Württemberg, in the southwestern part of Germany. ... There are 439 German districts (Kreise), administrative units in Germany. ... The Ostalbkreis is a district (Kreis) in the east of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... See Cartesian coordinate system or Coordinates (elementary mathematics) for a more elementary introduction to this topic. ... German Postleitzahl map of the first two digits Postal codes in Germany, known as Postleitzahl (pl. ... see also Telephone numbering plan of Germany for further codes including service numbers, cell phones etc. ... German car number plates (Kfz-Kennzeichen) show the place where the car carrying them is registered. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... Note: This page contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... Baden-Württemberg is a federal state in southwestern Germany to the east of the Upper Rhine. ... The Ostalbkreis is a district (Kreis) in the east of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ...


Aalen is twinned with Saint-Lô, France, Christchurch, England, Tatabánya, Hungary and Antakya, Turkey. Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... Saint-Lô is a town and commune of France, the préfecture (capital) of the Manche département, in Normandy. ... Christchurch is a town in Dorset, England on the English Channel coast. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Tatabánya is a town in Central Hungary, and it is the capital of county Komárom-Esztergom. ... Antakya (Antiokheia, Antakiya, ), located on the eastern side (left bank) of the Orontes River (in Turkish: Asi Nehri) about 20 miles from the sea, is the seat of Hatay Province, Turkey. ...

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Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 562 KB) A photo I took while traveling to Aalen, Germany. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 579 KB) picture I took myself while in Aalen Germany I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...

Geography

Aalen is situated on the river Kocher, at the foot of the Swabian Alb to the south and south east and close to the hilly landscape of the Ellwanger Berge to the north. Aalen is at about 70 kilometres east of Stuttgart and 48 kilometres[1] (30 miles) north of Ulm. The Kocher is a right tributary of the Neckar in northern Baden-Württemberg. ... A view on the Swabian Alb, with its typical hills and a juniper meadow The Albtrauf, which forms the western border of the Swabian Alb The Swabian Jura (German: Schwäbische Alb) is a plateau in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, extending 220 km from southwest to northeast and 40 to... Stuttgart [], located in southern Germany, is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg with a population of approximately 590,000 (as of September 2005) in the city and around 3 million in the metropolitan area. ... Ulm is a city in the German Bundesland of Baden-Württemberg, situated on the river Danube, about 90 km south-east of Stuttgart and 140 km north-west of Munich. ...


History

From about 150/160 AD a Roman fort housed the equestrian unit Ala II Flavia miliaria at the site of present-day Aalen. The location was strategically important at the time, in the direct vicinity of the Rhaetian Limes. It has been suggested that the name of Aalen traces back to the Roman fort, but this was disproved by later research. Today's town of Aalen did not emerge until more than a millennium later. Dionysius Exiguus invented Anno Domini years to date Easter. ... For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... An Equestrian (Latin eques, plural equites) was a member of one of the two upper social classes in the Roman Republic and early Roman Empire. ... The Upper Germanic Limes, also called Rhaetian Limes or simply the Limes, was the border between the Roman Empire and the unsubdued Germanic peoples. ...


Aalen was probably founded in the 13th century, though it is not certain whether by the Staufians or by the counts of Oettingen. It was first mentioned in written records in the 14th century when it was subject to the counts of Oettingen. Aalen was an Imperial City (often misreferred to as Imperial Free City) from 1360 to 1802, when it was annexed to Württemberg.It suffered a severe fire in 1634[1]. It then became the seat of an Oberamt from which the district (Kreis) Aalen emerged in 1938. The latter merged with the district of Schwäbisch Gmünd to the newly formed Ostalbkreis in 1973, though Aalen remained the district seat. In 1975, Wasseralfingen, a town with a third of the population of Aalen, was merged into Aalen[1]. (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... Hohenstaufen was a dynasty of Kings of Germany, many of whom were also crowned Holy Roman Emperor and Dukes of Swabia. ... Öttingen-Öttingen or Oettingen-Oettingen was a County in eastern Baden-Württemberg and western Bavaria, Germany. ... The term Imperial City can refer to several cities: An Imperial Free City of the Holy Roman Empire, a city formally responsible to the emperor only Imperial City (Beijing), usually refers to the central section of the city of Bejing that is known for its collections of gardens, palaces, shrines... In the Holy Roman Empire, an imperial free city (in German: freie Reichsstadt) was a city formally responsible to the emperor only — as opposed to the majority of cities in the Empire, which belonged to a territory and were thus governed by one of the many princes (Fürsten) of... Events October 24 - The Treaty of Brétigny is ratified at Calais, marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years War. ... --69. ... Arms of the Kingdom of Württemberg The title of this article contains the character ü. Where it is unavailable or not desired, the name may be represented as Wuerttemberg. ... Schwäbisch Gmünd is a town in the eastern part of the German state of Baden-Württemberg. ... The Ostalbkreis is a district (Kreis) in the east of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ...


Economy and transport

In the early 20th century the population was 10,000. Wool and linen goods were manufactured, there were ribbon looms and tanneries in the town, and a large iron works in the neighbourhood. The economy of Aalen is today dominated by metal processing. Besides machine construction, the optical sector plays an important role, as well as the textile and paper industries. There are several micro-breweries, of which the one in Wasseralfingen is the most popular with a beer called Wasseralfinger. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... Beer barrels outside the Castle Rock microbrewery in Nottingham, England. ...


Its church of Saint Nicholas dates back to 1765; the town hall dates back even further, to 1636. In addition to its historical sites, Aalen's Limesmuseum of Roman relics was opened in 1964[1]. Saint Nicholas (Greek: , Nikolaos, victory of the people) is the common name for Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, who had a reputation for secret gift-giving, but is now commonly identified with Santa Claus. ...


Aalen is a health resort, with hot springs and an old mine which now offers therapy for asthma. A mine railway takes visitors deep into the Braunenberg mountain, where ore was once mined for the iron works, but now is in use solely for asthma therapy.


Aalen has several sports teams; its wrestling team is one of the top clubs in all of Germany.


Aalen is located directly on the Autobahn A7 and is also well connected to the network of federal roads (Bundesstraßen). It is a regional railway hub, with frequent service to Stuttgart Hbf (Central), Nürnberg Hbf (Central), and Ulm Hbf (Central). Inter-regional trains run direct to Karlsruhe and Dresden. The local bus system is of high quality; its double-decker buses are among the few in use outside of the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Hong Kong. It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Stuttgart [], located in southern Germany, is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg with a population of approximately 590,000 (as of September 2005) in the city and around 3 million in the metropolitan area. ... Nuremberg coat of arms Location of Nuremberg Nuremberg (German: Nürnberg) is a city in the German state of Bavaria, in the administrative region of Middle Franconia. ... Ulm is a city in the German Bundesland of Baden-Württemberg, situated on the river Danube, about 90 km south-east of Stuttgart and 140 km north-west of Munich. ... Karlsruhe (population 283,959 in 2005) is a city in the south west of Germany, in the Bundesland Baden-Württemberg, located near the French-German border. ... For other uses, see Dresden (disambiguation). ... A London AEC Routemaster, RML 2473 (JJD 473D), on route 7 approaching Ladbroke Grove tube station in April 2002. ...


Boroughs of Aalen

  • Dewangen
  • Ebnat
  • Fachsenfeld
  • Hofen
  • Unterkochen
  • Unterrombach
  • Hofherrnweiler
  • Waldhausen
  • Wasseralfingen.

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Aalen". (2006). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved December 12, 2006, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online
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Aalen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (512 words)
Aalen is a town in Germany, capital of the Ostalbkreis, in the Baden-Württemberg Bundesland.
Aalen is situated on the river Kocher, at the foot of the Swabian Alb to the south and south east and close to the hilly landscape of the Ellwanger Berge to the north.
Aalen was probably founded in the 13th century, though it is not certain whether by the Staufians or by the counts of Oettingen.
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