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|Town subdivisions||6 Stadtbezirke|
|Area||72.39 km2 (27.95 sq mi)|
|Elevation||50 m (164 ft)|
|Population||21,434 (30 June 2009)|
|- Density||296 /km2 (767 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Area codes||0 28 01 und 0 28 04 (Marienbaum)|
|Location of the town of Xanten within Wesel district|
Xanten (IPA: ['ksantən]) is a historic town in the Wesel district of the North Rhine-Westphalia state of Germany. Xanten is known for the Archaeological Park as well as its mediaeval picturesque city centre with Xanten Cathedral and visited by approximately 800,000 tourists a year.
Xanten is the only German town whose name begins with "X".