Place:Aachen, Rheinland, Preußen, Germany

Alt namesKreis Aachensource: German
Aix-la-Chapellesource: English, French
Akensource: Wikipedia
Aquaesource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 24
Aquae Granisource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 1
Aquae Grannisource: Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979) p 76
Aquasgranumsource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 24
Aquense palatiumsource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 24
Aquensis urbssource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 24
Aquissource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 24
Aquis Granumsource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 1
Aquis palatiumsource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 24
Aquisgranasource: Cassell's Italian Dictionary (1983) p 39
Aquisgranisource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 24
Aquisgranumsource: Wikipedia
Aquisgránsource: Cassell's Spanish Dictionary (1990) p 629
Bad Aachensource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 1
Grani palatiumsource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 24
Granis aquaesource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 24
Granum palatiumsource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 24
Ochesource: Wikipedia
Palatium aquaesource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 24
Coordinates54.1°N 6.1°E
Located inRheinland, Preußen, Germany     (1816 - 1946)
Also located inNordrhein-Westfalen, Germany     (1946 - present)
Contained Places
Aachen Cathedral
Inhabited place
Aachen ( 1816 - 1946 )

Note: In keeping with the 1900-rule at WeRelate, places in Germany are organized as they were in 1900 when Germany was known as the German Empire.

In 1900, Aachen district was in Rheinland (province) in Preußen, Germany.

In 1946, Aachen district became located in Nordrhein-Westfalen (state), Germany.

Since 1946, Aachen district has undergone additional transformations.

Modern description for Aachen (district)

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The district of Aachen is a district in the west of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Neighboring districts are Heinsberg, Düren, Euskirchen, and also the Netherlands province of Limburg and the Belgian province of Liège.

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History of Aachen (district)

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Becoming effective on 21 October 2009, the Städteregion Aachen (literally: "cities region" Aachen) was formed from the former district Aachen (Kreis Aachen) and the city of Aachen. This is the first Städteregion that was formed in North Rhine-Westphalia. Its status is similar to that of the district Hanover (Region Hannover) in Lower Saxony, in that the powers of the city of Aachen are slightly less than those of a district-free city (Kreisfreie Stadt).

The former district Aachen was created in 1975 in the reorganization of the district North Rhine-Westphalia, by merging the previous districts (Landkreise) of Aachen and Monschau, and some parts of the districts of Düren, Jülich and Schleiden as well as the Selfkant district, while a part of the former district was incorporated to the district-free city of Aachen.

The Landkreis Aachen was formed in 1816 from the two French cantons Burtscheid and Eschweiler, with its capital set to the city of Burtscheid. In 1897 Burtscheid was incorporated into the city of Aachen, but the administrative seat stayed there, even though the capital was no longer part of the district.

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