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NECKARGEMUND

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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 337 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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NECKARGEMUND, a town and climatic health resort of Germany, in the grand duchy of Baden, situated amid densely wooded hills, on the left bank of the Neckar, 6 m. E. from Heidelberg by the railway to Wtirzburg and at the junction of a line to Jagstfeld. Pop. (1905) 2200. It has an important trade in wine. The other industries are quarrying, tanning and shipbuilding, and there are electrical works. Neckargemund, one of the favourite tourist resorts in the Neckar valley, was founded in the loth century and became a free town in 1286. In 1395 it passed to the elector palatine and, together with the surrounding district, was apportioned to Baden in 18'4.
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