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 ceety, 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”).

Aalen Joseph.jpg
Coat o airms o Aalen
Coat o airms
Aalen is locatit in Germany
Location o Aalen athin Ostalbkreis destrict
Aalen in AA.svg
Coordinates: 48°50′N 10°6′E / 48.833°N 10.100°E / 48.833; 10.100Coordinates: 48°50′N 10°6′E / 48.833°N 10.100°E / 48.833; 10.100
Admin. regionStuttgart
 • MayorMartin Gerlach
 • Total146.624 km2 (56.612 sq mi)
 • Tot68,456
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Diallin codes07361/-66/-67
Vehicle registrationAA

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

Internaitional relationsEedit

Twinned ceetiesEedit

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

Aalen haes five twin ceeties:

  •   Saint-Lô (Fraunce), syne 1978
  •   Christchurch (Unitit Kinrick), syne 1981
  •   Tatabánya (Hungary), syne 1987
  •   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]
  •   Cervia (Italy), syne 2011

Notes an referencesEedit

  1. "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  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