Xanten

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Xanten
the Klever Gate
the Klever Gate
Coat of arms of Xanten
Xanten is located in Germany
Xanten
Coordinates 51°39′44″N 06°27′14″E / 51.66222°N 6.45389°E / 51.66222; 6.45389
Administration
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Wesel
Town subdivisions 6 Stadtbezirke
Mayor Christian Strunk (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area 72.39 km2 (27.95 sq mi)
Elevation 50 m  (164 ft)
Population 21,586  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 298 /km2 (772 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate WES
Postal code 46509
Area codes 0 28 01 und 0 28 04 (Marienbaum)
Website www.rathaus-xanten.de

Xanten (IPA: ['ksantən]) is a historic town in the Wesel district of the North Rhine-Westphalia state of Germany. Xanten is known for the Archaeological Park as well as its mediaeval picturesque city centre with Xanten Cathedral and visited by approximately 800,000 tourists a year.

Xanten is the only German town whose name begins with "X".