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Aken (Saxony-Anhalt)

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Aken or Elbe is a town in the district Kothen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. The town is located at the left bank of the Elbe river. Aken located at the Middle Elbe is approximately. 8 kilometers western of Dessau in extended lowlands within the Biosphere Reserve Middle Elbe. Approximately, 15 kilometer western of Aken meet in the Saale River in the low inclinded Middle Elbe. Aken State is Saxony-Anhalt had a population of 9,083, as of 2005, living within an Area of 59.91 square kilometers and has a population density of 152 residents per square kilometer and it is situated at an altitude of 60 meters above sea level.
Aken was mentioned for the first time in relation to the castle Gloworp in the 12th century and then later in 1219 it was documented during the naming of the Mayor Waltherus de Aken. In 1270 Aken received its town charter Civitas. The name Aken based on the Latin name, Aqua for its location at the water or location at the waterways. Probably this was a foundation from lower rhin settlers, who originally came from nearby Aachen. Aken is also the Dutch name of the city Aachen.
Some of Aken’s Cultural sights are the historic town hall, two medieval town churches, Saint Nikolai and Saint Marien, the Stone Kemenate, an apartment house from the 13th century with arches, the town wall from the Middle ages with three remaining towers, the passenger navigation at the river Elbe and the Biosphere Reserve Middle Elbe.
Tourism in Germany has expanded since the end of World War II, and many tourists visit Germany to experience a sense of European history. The countryside exhibits a pastoral aura, while its cities exhibit both a modern and classical feel.

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