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Weil am Rhein (Baden-Wurttemberg)

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Weil am Rhein is a German town and a community situated on the east bank of the River Rhine. It is close to the point at which the Swiss, French and German borders meet. It is the most southwesterly town in Germany. Weil am Rhein is located at 47 degrees North, and 7 degrees East in the district of Lorrach in the Federal State of Baden-Wurttemberg. The French border is at a distance of 4 kilometer from it and the Swiss border is 3 kilometers from there. Its location on the Rhine region and closeness to the Black Forest offers it a continental climate suitable for viticulture. Its population in 2004 was recorded at 29,421 inhabitants.
Weil am Rhein is first documented in the year 786 as Willa, a name that is considered to be of Roman origin. Agriculture was the dominant local industry till the 19th century, because of its favorable transport connections. A railway marshalling yard linked Weil am Rhein to Basel. Swiss textile factories were started in the Friedlingen quarter. In 1934, a harbor on the Rhine was built.

Like some of its sister municipalities and towns, Weil am Rhein is blessed with beautiful surroundings and a unique natural setting. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of the mountains, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people all combine to make this region one of the most important tourist attractions in Germany.

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