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Frechen is a town and a municipality in the Rhein-Erft-Kreis, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It was first mentioned in 877. It is located approximately 10 kilometers west of Cologne. In the 1500s it acquired a name for its terra cotta artifacts, particularly the Bartmannskrug. Digging for lignite dominated the city's economy until the end of the 20th century. The city’s population was 48,654 as of 2004 in an area of 45.11 square kilometers. Its population density is 1079 square kilometers and the city is elevated at 158 meters.
In the year 1891 the first briquette factory was founded. On 2nd September 1951 Frechen received its city-rights that included the towns of Buschbell and Bachem. On 1st January 1975 the close by villages of Habbelrath, Grefrath, Konigsdorf and Neufreimersdorf were also included. At present it has 48.654 inhabitants as per December 31st, 2004.
A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, luxurious hotels and cottages, Frechen is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers.

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