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Aachen, North Rhine–Westphalia/Germany (Aquis Granum, Aix-la-Chapelle) 

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names

John Everett-Heath

Derived from the Old High German aha ‘water’, a reference to the springs here. The springs of Grannus were named after the Celtic god of healing and later used as baths by the Romans. The ‘la-Chapelle’ of the French name refers to the fact that ... ...

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