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Kintra Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
Destrict Ostalbkreis
 • Mayor Martin Gerlach
 • Total 146.624 km2 (56.612 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Tot 67,344
 • Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 73430–73434
Diallin codes 07361/-66/-67
Vehicle registration AA

Aalen (German pronunciation: [ˈaːlən]) is a ceety in the German state o Baden-Württemberg, aboot 70 kilometres (43 mi) east o Stuttgart an 48 kilometres (30 mi)[2] north o Ulm. It is the seat o the Ostalbkreis destrict, an its lairgest city, as well as the lairgest ceety athin the Ostwürttemberg region. In spatial plannin, Aalen is designatit a Mittelzentrum (“medium-level centre”). Syne 1 Aprile 1956, Aalen haes the status o Große Kreisstadt (“major destrict toun”).

Wi an aurie o 146.63 km2, Aalen is rankin position 7 in Baden-Württemberg an position 2 athin the Govrenment Region o Stuttgart, efter Stuttgart. Wi a population o aboot 66,000, Aalen is on position 15 athin Baden-Württemberg.

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Twinned ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

The “Twin Cities Society of Aalen” (Städtepartnerschaftsverein Aalen e. V.) promotes “friendly relations” between Aalen and its twin cities,[3] which comprises mutual exchanges of sports and cultural clubs, schools and other civic institutions. On the occasion of the Reichsstädter Tage, from 11 until 13 September 2009 the first conference of twinned cities was held.

Aalen haes five twin ceeties:

  • Fraunce Saint-Lô (Fraunce), syne 1978
  • Unitit Kinrick Christchurch (Unitit Kinrick), syne 1981
  • Hungary Tatabánya (Hungary), since 1987
  • Turkey Antakya (Turkey), syne 1995. This twinnin arrangement wis initiatit bi Ismail Demirtas, who emigratit in 1962 frae Turkey tae Aalen an wis social adviser for foreign employees.[4]
  • Italy Cervia (Italy), syne 2011

Notes an references[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016. 
  2. Aalen, Encyclopædia Britannica; retrieved May 5, 2011, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online
  3. Städtepartnerschaftsverein Aalen e. V. on aalen.de, retrieved 9 July 2010
  4. „Wir sind einfach in den Zug gestiegen“, Federal Government, retrieved 6 May 2011