Place:Coblenz, Rheinland, Preußen, Germany

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NameCoblenz
Alt namesKoblenz
Castrum ad Confluentessource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 484
Coblencesource: Wikipedia
Coblenzsource: Wikipedia
Confluentessource: Wikipedia
TypeIndependent City
Coordinates50.35°N 7.6°E
Located inRheinland, Preußen, Germany
Also located inCoblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany    
Contained Places
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Metternich
Niederberg
Wallersheim
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Koblenz, also spelled Coblenz (English and pre-1926 German spelling) or Coblence, is a German city situated on both banks of the Rhine at its confluence with the Moselle, where the Deutsches Eck (German Corner) and its monument (Emperor William I on horseback) are situated.

As Koblenz was one of the military posts established by Drusus about 8 BC, the town celebrated its 2000th anniversary in 1992.

The name Koblenz originates from Latin (ad) confluentes, confluence or "(at the) merging of rivers". Subsequently it was Covelenz and Cobelenz. In the local dialect the name is Kowelenz.

After Mainz and Ludwigshafen am Rhein, it is the third largest city in Rhineland-Palatinate, with a population of c. 106,000 (2006). Koblenz lies in the Rhineland, southeast of Cologne by rail.

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