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Coat of arms of Xanten
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Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Wesel
Town subdivisions 6 Stadtbezirke
Basic statistics
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)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate WES
Postal code 46509
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".


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