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AALEN

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 2 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AALEN, a town of Germany, in the kingdom of Wurttemberg, pleasantly situated on the Kocher, at the foot of the Swabian Alps, about 5o M. E. of Stuttgart, and with direct railway communication with Ulm and Cannstatt. Pop. 1o,000. Woollen and linen goods are manufactured, and there are ribbon looms and tanneries in the town, and large iron works in the neighbourhood. There are several schools and churches, and a statue of the poet Christian Schubart. Aalen was a free imperial city from 1360 to 1802, when it was annexed to Wurttemberg.
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