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  1. a metropolitan district of Hamburg, Germany: formerly an independent city.
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Historical Examples of altona

  • In 1819, Gauss measured a degree of latitude between Gottingen and Altona.

    Heroes of the Telegraph

    J. Munro

  • Later on she supported herself by keeping a boarding-school at Altona.

  • The spires of Altona and Hamburgh visible a considerable time.

  • John Labadie died at Altona; a celebrated French enthusiast.

  • It will thus be seen that the source of supply to Altona is the worst of the three.

    History of Sanitation

    John Joseph Cosgrove