Elsen is a village in Germany that forms a part of the city Paderborn in North Rhine-Westphalia. Until 1975 Elsen was an autonomous Gemeinde . As of 2006, Elsen has around 16,000 inhabitants.
Based on discovery of early Germanic and Roman remains near the village, which date back to the third century B.C., it can be assumed that the area was populated by Germanic tribes during this time.
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