|• Mayor||Jan-Hendrik Bahn (Ind.)|
|• Total||59.91 km2 (23.13 sq mi)|
|Elevation||60 m (200 ft)|
|• Density||130/km2 (320/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
Aken located at the Middle Elbe is approximately 8 km (5.0 mi) west of Dessau-Rosslau in extended lowlands within the Biosphere Reserve Middle Elbe and approximately 15 km (9.3 mi) west of Aken the Saale river enters the Middle Elbe.
Heidehof, Kleinzerbst, Kühren, Lorf, Mennewitz, Obselau and Susigke.
Growth of populationEdit
The castle Gloworp was first mentioned in the 12th century. The town itself was first documented in 1219, naming the mayor Waltherus de Aken. In 1270 Aken received its town charter as Civitas. The name Aken is based on the Latin name Aqua (location at or near the water). Probably this was a foundation from lower rhenish settlers from Aachen which is spelled Aken in the Dutch language.
Culture and sightsEdit
- Friedrich Wilhelm Steinbrecht, lieutenant in Lützow Free Corps
- 2001: Otto Benecke, head of museum of local history
- 2015: Hansjochen Müller, mayor from 1990 - 2015
- 2016: Christian Holmes, first Englishman to do an Anmeldung in Aken.
Notable people born in AkenEdit
- August Ludwig Hülsen, (1765–1809), German philosopher of the early romance
- Theodor von Sickel, (1826–1908), German-Austrian historian
- Diana Vellguth, entertainer
- Christian Reike, performer
- Emilie Winkelmann (1875–1951), architect
- Karl Witte (1893–1966), bishop in Hamburg 
- Karl Bischoff (1905–1983), Germanist and university teacher
- Bernd Dießner, (born 1946), German athlete
Resident who influenced the history of the cityEdit
- Friedrich Ernst Arnold Werner Nolopp, teacher, conductor, composer
- "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden – Stand: 31. Dezember 2019" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt (in German).
- See Rainer Hering (1998). "Witte, Otto Karl Emil". In Bautz, Traugott (ed.). Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) (in German). 13. Herzberg: Bautz. cols. 1427–1439. ISBN 3-88309-072-7.
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