ERLANGEN, a town of Germany, in the kingdom of Bavaria, on a fertile plain, at the confluence of the Schwabach and the Regnitz, 11 m.
The chief industries of Erlangen are spinning and weaving, and the manufacture of glass, paper, brushes and gloves.
The brewing industry is also important, the beer of Erlangen being famous throughout Germany and large quantities being exported.
Erlangen owes the foundation of its prosperity chiefly to the French Protestant refugees who settled here on the revocation of the edict of Nantes and introduced various manufactures.
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