Xanten

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Xanten
XantenBlickVonHees.jpg
Coat of arms of Xanten
Coat of arms
Location of Xanten within Wesel district
Xanten in WES.svg
Xanten is located in Germany
Xanten
Xanten
Xanten is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Xanten
Xanten
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
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDüsseldorf
DistrictWesel
 • Mayor(CDU)
Area
 • Total72.43 km2 (27.97 sq mi)
Elevation
50 m (160 ft)
Population
(2016-12-31)[2]
 • Total21,551
 • Density300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
46509
Dialling codes0 28 01 und 0 28 04 (Marienbaum)
Vehicle registrationWES
Websitewww.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".

References[change | change source]

  1. "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-02-24.

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