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Coat of arms of Xanten
Coat of arms
Xanten   is located in Germany
Location of Xanten within Wesel district
Xanten in WES.svg
Coordinates: 51°39′44″N 06°27′14″E / 51.66222°N 6.45389°E / 51.66222; 6.45389Coordinates: 51°39′44″N 06°27′14″E / 51.66222°N 6.45389°E / 51.66222; 6.45389
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Wesel
 • Mayor (CDU)
 • Total 72.39 km2 (27.95 sq mi)
Elevation 50 m (160 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 21,510
 • Density 297.14/km2 (769.59/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 46509
Dialling codes 0 28 01 und 0 28 04 (Marienbaum)
Vehicle registration WES
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".

  1. "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 18 July 2016.