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WITTEN

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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 764 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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WITTEN, a town of Germany, in the Prussian province of Westphalia, favourably situated among the coal-fields of the Ruhr, 14 M. E. of Essen and 15 M. N.E. of Elberfeld by rail. Pop. (1905) 35,841. It is an important seat of the steel industry. Other industries are the making of soap, chemicals and beer. Witten was made a town in 1825. See Hassel, Wittener Ortskunde and Ortsgesetze (Witten, 1903).
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