Xanten

town in Wesel District, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Xanten (Latin: Castra Vetera or Xantum) (IPA: ['ksantən]) is a historic town in Germany. It is in the Wesel district of the North Rhine-Westphalia state. Xanten is known for the Archaeological Park as well as its medieval picturesque city centre with Xanten Cathedral. About 800,000 tourists visit each year.

Xanten
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Flag of Xanten
Coat of arms of Xanten
Location of Xanten within Wesel district
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Xanten is located in Germany
Xanten
Xanten
Xanten is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Xanten
Xanten
Coordinates: 51°39′44″N 06°27′14″E / 51.66222°N 6.45389°E / 51.66222; 6.45389Coordinates: 51°39′44″N 06°27′14″E / 51.66222°N 6.45389°E / 51.66222; 6.45389
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDüsseldorf
DistrictWesel
Subdivisions6 Stadtbezirke
Government
 • MayorThomas Görtz (CDU) (CDU)
Area
 • Total72.39 km2 (27.95 sq mi)
Elevation
50 m (160 ft)
Population
 (2021-12-31)[1]
 • Total21,502
 • Density300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
46509
Dialling codes0 28 01 und 0 28 04 (Marienbaum)
Vehicle registrationWES
Websitewww.rathaus-xanten.de

Xanten is the only German town whose name begins with "X".

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2021" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 20 June 2022.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Xanten at Wikimedia Commons