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ODENKIRCHEN

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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 2 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ODENKIRCHEN, a town of Germany, in the Prussian Rhine province, 21 M. by rail S.W. of Dusseldorf, and at the junction of lines to Munich, Gladbach and Stolberg. Pop. (1905) 16,808. It has a Roman Catholic church, an Evangelical one, a synagogue and several schools. Its principal industries are spinning, weaving, tanning and dyeing. Odenkirchen became a town in 1856. See Wiedemann, Geschichte der ehemaligen Herrschaft and des Hauses Odenkirchen (Odenkirchen, 1879).
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