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Duisburg
Duisburg Inner Harbour

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Duisburg is located in Germany
Duisburg
Duisburg
Coordinates: 51°26′6.53″N 6°45′45.69″E / 51.4351472°N 6.7626917°E / 51.4351472; 6.7626917Coordinates: 51°26′6.53″N 6°45′45.69″E / 51.4351472°N 6.7626917°E / 51.4351472; 6.7626917
Kintra Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalie
Admin. region Düsseldorf
Destrict Urban district
Subdivisions 7 boroughs, 46 suburbs
Government
 • Laird Mayor Sören Link (SPD)
 • Governing parties SPD / Greens
Area
 • Total 232.82 km2 (89.89 sq mi)
Elevation 31 m (102 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 486,855
 • Density 2,100/km2 (5,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 47001–47279
Diallin codes 0203
Vehicle registration DU
Website www.duisburg.de

Duisburg (German: [ˈdyːsbʊɐ̯k] ( listen)) is a German ceety in the wastren pairt o the Ruhr (Ruhrgebiet) in North Rhine-Westphalie. It is an independent metropolitan burgh athin Regierungsbezirk Düsseldorf. Wi the warld's biggest inland harbour an its proximity tae Düsseldorf Internaitional Airport, Duisburg haes become an important venue for commerce an steel production.

The day's ceety is a result o numerous incorporations o surroondin touns an smawer ceeties. It is the fifteent-lairgest ceety in Germany an the fift-lairgest ceety in North Rhine-Westphalie wi 495,668 residents as o 31 December 2007. The ceety is renouned for its steel industry. The last remainin coal mine closed doun in the simmer o 2009, but Duisburg haes niver been a coal-minin centre tae the same extent as ither places in the Ruhr region (German= Ruhrgebiet). Aw blast furnaces in the Ruhr are nou locatit in Duisburg. 49% o aw hot metal an 34.4% o aw pig-iron in Germany is producit here (as o 2000). It haes a lairge brewery an aw, the König Brauerei, locatit in Duisburg-Beeck, which maks the König Pilsener brand. The University o Duisburg-Essen, wi 37,000 students, ranks amang the 10 lairgest German varsities.

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Duisburg is twinned wi:[2][3]

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  1. "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 4 September 2014. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 "Cities Twinned with Duisburg". www.duisburg.de. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr District". © 2009 Twins2010.com. Retrieved 2009-10-28. [deid airtin]
  4. Portsmouth City Council. Twinning. Retrieved 22 August 2007.
  5. Brian Daugherty. "Portsmouth Duisburg Anglo-German Friends". Portsmouth-duisburg.tripod.com. Retrieved 2011-04-07. 
  6. "Duisburger Portsmouthfreunde". Portsmouthfreunde.de. Retrieved 2011-04-07. 

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