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A city of southwest Germany south of Stuttgart. A free imperial city from 1240 to 1802, it is now a manufacturing center with an important textile industry.
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(Placename) a city in SW Germany, in Baden-Württemberg: founded in the 11th century; an Imperial free city from 1240 until 1802; textile industry. Pop: 112 346 (2003 est)
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