Bad Ems

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Bad Ems,

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, town (1994 pop. 10,130), Rhineland-Palatinate, W Germany, on the Lahn River. Chartered in 1324 as an important lead and silver mining center, it has been one of Europe's most famous spas since the late 17th cent.
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Bad Ems


(also Ems), a balneoclimatic health resort in the Federal Republic of Germany, in the Land (state) of Rhineland-Palatinate, on the Lahn River, near Koblenz. The climate is fairly mild, with an average July temperature of 19°C and an average October temperature of 9°C. Bad Ems has thermal carbonic-acid hydrocarbonate-chloride-sodium mineral springs, the water from which is used for drinking, bathing, and other types of therapy. Disorders of the digestive system, respiratory ailments other than tuberculosis, and cardiovascular disorders are treated at Bad Ems.

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, Bad Ems
1. a town in W Germany, in the Rhineland-Palatinate: famous for the Ems Telegram (1870), Bismarck's dispatch that led to the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War. Pop.: 9666 (2003 est.)
2. a river in W Germany, rising in the Teutoburger Wald and flowing generally north to the North Sea. Length: about 370 km (230 miles)
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