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Aalen is a city in Germany, capital of the Ostalbkreis, in the Baden-Württemberg Bundesland. Population as of December 31, 2001: 66,559. Area: 14,649 ha.

Aalen is situated on the Kocher[?], at the foot of the Swabian Alb, about 50 miles east of Stuttgart, and with direct railway communication with Ulm and Cannstatt[?]. There are several schools and churches, and a statue of the poet Christian Schubart[?]. Aalen was a free imperial city[?] from 1360 to 1802, when it was annexed to Wurttemberg.

Turn of the century information:

In the early 20th century the population was 10,000. Woollen and linen goods are manufactured, and there are ribbon looms and tanneries in the town, and large iron works in the neighbourhood.

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