900 anniversary of the foundation of Köthen celebrated by German Post

900 anniversary of the foundation of Köthen celebrated by German Post
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StampNews.com is glad to inform that German Post released a special stamp to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the foundation of Köthen. The stamp was issued and put into circulation on the 2d of March.

Köthen is a city in Germany. It is the capital of the district of Anhalt-Bitterfeld in Saxony-Anhalt, about 30 km north of Halle.

Köthen is the location of the main campus and the administrative centre of the regional university, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences/Hochschule Anhalt which is especially strong in information technology. The city is conveniently located at the hub of the Magdeburg-Leipzig, Dessau-Köthen and Köthen-Aschersleben railways.

Köthen is situated in a fertile area with rich black soil suitable to the cultivation of sugar-beets. Industry includes high-tech engineering, manufacture of cranes, as well as chemicals, printing, and foodstuffs.

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