Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition/Aalen
AALEN, a walled town of Würtemberg, pleasantly situated on the Kocher, at the foot of the Swabian Alps about 50 miles E. of Stuttgart. Woollen and linen goods are manufactured, and there are ribbon looms and tanneries in the town, and large iron works in the neighbourhood. Aalen was a free imperial city from 13GO till 1802, when it was annexed to Wiirtemberg. Population (1871), 5552.