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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 previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

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, tremors ...

Google previewWINSTON'S CUMULATIVE LOOSE-LEAF ENCYCLOPEDIA (1921)

Aix-la-Chapelle. Death an exhausted receiver becomes as plump as if quite fresh . The air-pump was invented by Otto von Guericke, burgomaster of Magdeburg, about the year 1654. Air-Ship. See Aeronautics. Airv (fi're)> Sir George Biddell, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc (1816)

Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference

- Aix-la-chapelle, a large and handsome city of Germany, in the circle of Westphalia and duchy of Juliers. It is situated 17 miles N. of Limburgh, 22 NE. of Leige, 21 from Spa, and 40 W. of Cologne. It has a castle, built upon a hill, from which ...

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 London Encyclopaedia (1829)

Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature, and Practical Mechanics, Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge. Illustrated by Numerous Engravings, a General Atlas, and Appropriate Diagrams by Thomas Curtis

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

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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