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Aix-la-Chapelle a.k.a. Aachen, also known as Bad Aachen is a spa town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, at the foot of the Eifel and Ardennes Plateaus. Sometimes in English, the city is referred to as Aix-la-Chapelle. Aachen was a favoured residence of Charlemagne, and later the place of coronation of the German kings, which is where it gained the reference as the "watering-place of kings." Geographically, Aachen is the westernmost city of Germany, located along its borders with Belgium and the Netherlands, 61 km west-southwest of Cologne. It is located within a former coal-mining region, and this fact was important in its economic history. RWTH Aachen University, one of Germany's Universities of Excellence, is located in the city. Aachen's predominant economic focus is on science, engineering, information technology and related sectors. In 2009, Aachen was ranked 8th among cities in Germany for innovation.

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Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Aix-la-Chapelle, Germany, contains carbonate of lime, muriate and carbonate of soda, and sulphur; is diaphoretic and purgative, and has been used in heartburn, asthma, ague, excessive menstruation ; externally, in rheumatism, palsy, ...

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1906)

by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby

Aix-la-Chapelle has an excellent system of sewers, which carry the refuse into the river. The yearly expenditure is about $2000, or about 2V-> cents per capita, compared to Potsdam's per capita expenditure of about 21 cents. The city has ...

Google previewAmericanized Encyclopedia Britannica, Revised and Amended (1890)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature; to which is Added Biographies of Livings Subjects ...

AIX-LA-CHAPELLE, the German Aachen, the capital of a district of the same name in Rhenish Prussia, situated near the Wurm, a tributary of the Meuse, in a pleasant and fertile valley about 40 miles west of Cologne, with which it is connected ...

Google previewThe popular Encyclopedia (1897)

A general dictionary of arts, sciences, literature, biography, and history by Charles ANNANDALE

Aix-la-Chapelle contains three monasteries and about thirty churches, a handsome theatre, a public library, a gymnasium or higher grammar-school, a real-school, a polytechnic school for the Rhine countries and Westphalia, opened in 1870, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1903)

by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines

AIX-LA-CHAPELLE — AJALON AJ AX — ALABAMA ALABAMA ALABAMA. Adramyti, 66 miles northwest of Smyrna. In the beginning of the present century it was a place of considerable note, but in June 1821, during a contest between the ...

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