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Castrop-Rauxel
Castrop-Rauxel
Castrop-Rauxel
(German pronunciation: [ˈkastʁɔpˈʁaʊksəl]) is a former mining city in the eastern part of the Ruhr Area
Ruhr Area
in Germany.Contents1 Geography1.1 Urban Area2 History 3 Mayors 4 Transport 5 International relations 6 Economy 7 Culture 8 Notable people 9 ReferencesGeography[edit] Castrop-Rauxel
Castrop-Rauxel
is between Dortmund
Dortmund
to the east, Bochum
Bochum
(south), Herne (west), and to the north, Recklinghausen, Datteln
Datteln
and Waltrop. Urban Area[edit] The urban area of Castrop-Rauxel
Castrop-Rauxel
has a total expanse of 51.66 km2 (19.95 sq mi)
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Essen
Essen
Essen
(German pronunciation: [ˈʔɛsn̩] ( listen); Latin: Assindia) is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Its population of approximately 589,000 (as of 31 March 2016[update]) makes it the ninth-largest city in Germany. It is the central city of the northern (Ruhr) part of the Rhine- Ruhr
Ruhr
metropolitan area and seat to several of the region's authorities
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Ersatz
An ersatz (German pronunciation: [ɛʀˈzats]) good is a substitute good, especially one that is considered inferior to the good it replaces.[1] It has particular connotations of wartime usage.Contents1 Etymology 2 Historical context2.1 World War I 2.2 World War II 2.3 Eastern Bloc3 Effectiveness 4 See also 5 ReferencesEtymology[edit] Ersatz is a German word literally meaning substitute or replacement.[2] Although it is used as an adjective in English, it is a noun in German. In German orthography noun phrases formed are usually represented as a single word, forming compound nouns such as Ersatzteile ("spare parts") or Ersatzspieler ("substitute player"). While the term used in English often implies that the substitution is of unsatisfactory or inferior quality compared with the "real thing", in German, similar connotations are not inherent and depend purely on the factual context; e.g
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Centre Party (Germany)
The German Centre Party (German: Deutsche Zentrumspartei or just Zentrum) is a lay Catholic political party in Germany, primarily influential during the Kaiserreich and the Weimar Republic. In English it is often called the Catholic Centre Party. Formed in 1870, it successfully battled the Kulturkampf
Kulturkampf
which Chancellor Otto von Bismarck launched in Prussia
Prussia
to reduce the power of the Catholic Church. It soon won a quarter of the seats in the Reichstag (Imperial Parliament), and its middle position on most issues allowed it to play a decisive role in the formation of majorities.[1] In the early days of the Weimar Republic, the Center Party was the second-largest party in the Reichstag. After the Reichstag Fire
Reichstag Fire
in early 1933, the Centre Party voted for the Enabling Act, which granted dictatorial powers to Adolf Hitler
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NSDAP
Hitler
Hitler
YouthDeutsches Jungvolk League of German GirlsParamilitary wings Sturmabteilung SchutzstaffelSports body National Socialist League
National Socialist League
of the
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Christian Democratic Union (Germany)
The Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Germany
(German: Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands, CDU; German pronunciation: [ˈkʁɪstlɪç ˌdemoˈkʁaːtɪʃə uˈni̯oːn ˈdɔʏtʃlants]) is a Christian democratic[2][8][9] and liberal-conservative[2] political party in Germany. It is the major catch-all party of the centre-right in German politics.[10][11] The CDU forms the CDU/CSU
CDU/CSU
grouping, also known as the Union, in the Bundestag
Bundestag
with its Bavarian counterpart the Christian Social Union in Bavaria
Christian Social Union in Bavaria
(CSU). The party is widely considered an effective successor of the Centre Party, although it has a broader base.[12] The leader of the CDU, Angela Merkel, is the current Chancellor of Germany
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Duisburg
Duisburg
Duisburg
(German pronunciation: [ˈdyːsbʊɐ̯k] ( listen)) is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The world's biggest inland port,[2] it is also close to Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf
Airport. In the early Middle Ages it was a royal court of the Franks, first mentioned in writing in 883. Duisburg
Duisburg
is a result of numerous incorporations of surrounding towns and smaller cities. It is the fifteenth-largest city in Germany
Germany
and the fifth-largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia, with 486,855 residents at the end of 2013. It is the central city of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan area. The city is renowned for its steel industry. All blast furnaces in the Ruhr are now located in Duisburg. In 2000, 49% of all hot metal and 34.4% of all pig iron in Germany
Germany
was produced here. It also has a large brewery, König
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Oberhausen
Oberhausen
Oberhausen
(German pronunciation: [ˈoːbɐhaʊzn̩] ( listen)) is a city on the river Emscher in the Ruhr Area, Germany, located between Duisburg
Duisburg
and Essen
Essen
(c. 13 km or 8.1 mi). The city hosts the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
Oberhausen
and its Gasometer Oberhausen
Gasometer Oberhausen
is an anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.Contents1 History 2 Demographics 3 Gallery 4 International relations4.1 Twin towns – Sister cities5 Notable residents5.1 Born before 1935 5.2 Born after 19356 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] Oberhausen
Oberhausen
was named for its 1847 railway station which had taken its name from the Oberhausen
Oberhausen
Castle (German: Schloss Oberhausen)
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Gelsenkirchen
Gelsenkirchen
Gelsenkirchen
(German pronunciation: [ˌɡɛlzn̩ˈkɪʁçn̩] ( listen)) is a city in the North Rhine- Westphalia
Westphalia
state of Germany. It is located in the northern part of the Ruhr
Ruhr
area. Its population in 2015 was c. 260,000. Gelsenkirchen
Gelsenkirchen
was first documented in 1150, but it remained a tiny village until the 19th century, when the Industrial Revolution
Industrial Revolution
led to the growth of the entire area. In 1840, when the mining of coal began, 6,000 inhabitants lived in Gelsenkirchen; in 1900 the population had increased to 138,000. In the early 20th century, Gelsenkirchen
Gelsenkirchen
was the most important coal mining town in Europe. It was called the "city of a thousand fires" for the flames of mine gases flaring at night
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Germany
Coordinates: 51°N 9°E / 51°N 9°E / 51; 9Federal Republic
Republic
of Germany Bundesrepublik Deutschland (German)[a]FlagCoat of armsMotto:  "Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit" (de facto) "Unity and Justice and Freedom"Anthem: "Deutschlandlied" (third verse only)[b] "Song of Germany"Location of  Germany  (dark green) – in Europe  (green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (green)Location of
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Hamm
Hamm
Hamm
(German pronunciation: [ˈham] ( listen), Latin: Hammona) is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located in the northeastern part of the Ruhr area. As of 2016 its population was 179,397. The city is situated between the A1 motorway and A2 motorway
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Dortmund Central Station
Dortmund
Dortmund
Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The station's origins lie in a joint station of the Köln-Mindener Eisenbahn
Köln-Mindener Eisenbahn
and Bergisch-Märkische Eisenbahn which was built north of the city centre in 1847. That station was replaced by a new station, erected in 1910 at the current site. It featured raised embankments to allow a better flow of traffic. At the time of its opening, it was one of the largest stations in Germany. It was, however, destroyed in an Allied air raid on 6 October 1944. The main station hall was rebuilt in the year 1952 in a contemporary style
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List Of Twin Towns And Sister Cities In Germany
This is a list of places in Germany which have standing links to local communities in other countries, or in other parts of Germany (mostly across the former inner German border). In most cases, the association, especially when formalised by local government, is known as "town twinning" (though other terms, such as "partner towns" or "sister cities" are sometimes used instead), and while most of the places included are towns, the list also comprises villages, cities, districts, counties, etc
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Twin Towns And Sister Cities
Twin towns or sister cities are a form of legal or social agreement between towns, cities, counties, oblasts, prefectures, provinces, regions, states, and even countries in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.[1] The modern concept of town twinning, conceived after the Second World War
Second World War
in 1947, was intended to foster friendship and understanding between different cultures and between former foes as an act of peace and reconciliation,[2][3] and to encourage trade and tourism.[1] By the 2000s, town twinning became increasingly used to form strategic international business links between member
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United Kingdom
The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe
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