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SCHWERTE

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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 394 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SCHWERTE, a town of Germany, in the Prussian province of Westphalia, 9 M. by rail N.E. of Hagen, at the junction of the lines Aix-la-Chapelle-Holzminden and Schwerte-Cassel. Pop. (1905) 13,015. It has a Romanesque church, with a carved altar of 1523, and stained glass of the 14th and 15th centuries; and there is a 16th century town hall. The industries are practically confined to the manufacture of iron and steel goods. Schwerte received civic rights in the 12th century.
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