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ESCHWEILER

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Originally appearing in Volume V09, Page 765 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ESCHWEILER, a town of Germany, in the Prussian Rhine province, on the Inde, and the railways Cologne-Herbesthal and Munich-Gladbach-Stolberg, about 8 m. E.N.E. from Aix-la-Chapelle. Pop. (1905) 20,643. The town has an Evangelical and four Roman Catholic churches, a gymnasium and an orphan-age. The manufacture of iron and steel goods is carried on; other industries include the manufacture of zinc wares, tanning, distilling and brewing. In the neighbourhood there are valuable coal mines. See Koch. Geschichte der Stadt Eschweiler (Frankfort, 1890).
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