Xanten

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Xanten
XantenBlickVonHees.jpg
Flag of Xanten
Coat of arms of Xanten
Location of Xanten within Wesel district
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Xanten is located in Germany
Xanten
Xanten
Xanten is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
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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
Subdivisions6 Stadtbezirke
Government
 • MayorThomas Görtz (CDU) (CDU)
Area
 • Total72.39 km2 (27.95 sq mi)
Elevation
50 m (160 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total21,521
 • Density300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
46509
Dialling codes0 28 01 und 0 28 04 (Marienbaum)
Vehicle registrationWES
Websitewww.rathaus-xanten.de

Xanten (Latin: Castra Vetera or Xantum) (IPA: ['ksantən]) is a historic town in Germany. It is in the Wesel district of the North Rhine-Westphalia state. Xanten is known for the Archaeological Park as well as its medieval picturesque city centre with Xanten Cathedral. About 800,000 tourists visit each year.

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

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2020" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 21 June 2021.

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