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Coat of arms of Achern
Achern is located in Germany
Coordinates 48°37′53″N 08°04′26″E / 48.63139°N 8.07389°E / 48.63139; 8.07389
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Ortenaukreis
Town subdivisions Kernstadt und 8 Stadtteile
Lord Mayor Klaus Muttach (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area 65.24 km2 (25.19 sq mi)
Elevation 145 m  (476 ft)
Population 24,449  (31 December 2012)
 - Density 375 /km2 (971 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate OG
Postal code 77855
Area code 07841

Achern (IPA: [ˈaxəʁn]) is a city in Western Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is about 18 km southwest of Baden-Baden and 19 km northeast of Offenburg. Achern is the fourth largest city in the county of Ortenau (Ortenaukreis), after Offenburg, Lahr / Black Forest and Kehl.