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Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Region
Metropolregion Rhein-Ruhr
Kintra  Germany
State

 North Rhine-Westphalie


Lairgest Ceeties Cologne
Düsseldorf
Dortmund
Essen
Duisburg
Bochum
Area
 • Metro 7,110 km2 (2,750 sq mi)
Highest elevation 494 m (1,621 ft)
Lowest elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population [1][2]
 • Metro 11,316,429 inhab.
 • Metro density 1,422/km2 (3,684/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
GRP 2004
Nominal €330.9 billion (3rd in EU)

The Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region (German: Metropolregion Rhein-Ruhr) is the lairgest metropolitan region in Germany wi aboot 10,100,000 inhabitants. It is o polycentric natur an the anerlie megaceety in Germany. It covers an aurie o 7,110 square kilometers an lees entirely athin the federal state o North Rhine-Westphalie. The Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region spreads frae Dortmund-Bochum-Essen-Duisburg (Ruhr) in the north, tae the urban auries o the ceeties o Mönchengladbach, Düsseldorf (the state caipital), Wuppertal, Cologne (the region's lairgest an Germany's fowerth lairgest ceety), an Bonn in the sooth. The location o the Rhine-Ruhr at the hert o the European "blue banana" makes it well connectit tae ither major European ceeties an metropolitan auries like Amsterdam an the Randstad, the Flemish Diamond an Frankfurt/Rhine-Main Region.

The metropolitan aurie is namit efter the Rhine an Ruhr rivers, which are the regions's definin geographical featurs an historically its economic backbone.

Municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

This map o the Rhine-Ruhr Aurie spans approximately 130 kilometers (81 mi) frae north tae sooth.

The follaein register leets aw municipalities that offeecially belang tae Rhine-Ruhr aurie. Demographically, these municipalities include 20 ceeties (German: ″Kreisfreie Städte″), each wi mair than 100,000 inhabitants, and 11 destricts (German: "Kreis"), each wi a population o mair than 250,000 inhabitants. Some destricts anerlie belang pairtly tae Rhine-Ruhr aurie. In such a case anerlie the municipalities that belang tae the metro aurie are leetit.

Ceeties independent o a Kreis
Municipality Inhabitants
31. December 2009[2]
Surface
km²
Inhabitants per/
km²
Bochum (BO) 376.319 145,44 2,587.45
Bonn (BN) 319.841 141,22 2,264.84
Bottrop (BOT) 117.241 100,61 1,165.3
Dortmund (DO) 581.308 280,39 2,073.21
Duisburg (DU) 491.931 232,81 2,113.01
Düsseldorf (D) 586.217 217,01 2,701.34
Essen (E) 576.259 210,38 2,739.13
Gelsenkirchen (GE) 259.744 104,86 2,477.06
Hagen (HA) 190.121 160,36 1,185.59
Hamm (HAM) 181.741 226,26 803.24
Herne (HER) 165.632 51,41 3,221.79
Köln (K) 998.105 405,15 2,463.54
Krefeld (KR) 235.414 137,76 1,708.87
Leverkusen (LEV) 160.593 78,85 2,036.69
Mönchengladbach (MG) 258.251 170,45 1,515.11
Mülheim an der Ruhr (MH) 167.471 91,29 1,834.49
Oberhausen (OB) 214.024 77,04 2,778.09
Remscheid (RS) 111.422 74,60 1,493.59
Solingen (SG) 160.992 89,46 1,799.6
Wuppertal (W) 351.050 168,39 2,084.74
total/average 6.503.676 3.163,74 2,055.69
Kreise (destricts)
Municipality/Kreis (destrict) Inhabitants
31. December 2009[2]
Surface per
km²
Kreis Mettmann (ME)
Erkrath 46.084 26,89
Haan 29.156 24,22
Heiligenhaus 26.818 27,47
Hilden 55.551 25,96
Langenfeld (Rheinland) 59.038 41,10
Mettmann 39.374 42,52
Monheim am Rhein 43.065 23,10
Ratingen 91.306 88,72
Velbert 84.633 74,90
Wülfrath 21.420 32,23
Kreis Unna (UN)
Bergkamen 51.149 44,80
Bönen 18.630 38,02
Fröndenberg/Ruhr 22.135 56,21
Holzwickede 17.264 22,36
Kamen 44.803 40,93
Lünen 87.783 59,18
Schwerte 48.523 56,20
Selm 27.123 60,34
Unna 66.652 88,52
Werne 29.994 76,08
Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis (EN)
Ennepetal 30.778 57,42
Gevelsberg 31.651 26,29
Hattingen 55.817 71,39
Herdecke 24.794 22,40
Schwelm 29.012 20,50
Sprockhövel 25.512 47,79
Wetter 28.221 31,47
Witten 98.601 72,37
Kreise (districts)
Municipality/Kreis (destrict) Inhabitants
31. December 2009[2]
Surface per
km²
Märkischer Kreis (MK)
Hemer 37.459 67,56
Iserlohn 95.232 125,50
Menden 56.078 86,06
Kreis Recklinghausen (RE)
Castrop-Rauxel 75.752 51,66
Datteln 35.757 66,08
Dorsten 77.308 171,19
Gladbeck 75.520 35,91
Herten 62.639 37,32
Marl, North Rhine-Westphalie 88.202 87,63
Oer-Erkenschwick 30.499 38,69
Recklinghausen 119.050 66,43
Waltrop 29.837 46,99
Rhein-Erft-Kreis (BM)
Brühl 44.259 36,12
Frechen 49.752 45,11
Hürth 57.501 51,17
Wesseling 35.144 23,37
Rhein-Kreis Neuss (NE)
Dormagen 62.924 85,41
Grevenbroich 64.0390 102,46
Kaarst 41.841 37,40
Korschenbroich 33.116 55,26
Meerbusch 54.190 64,38
Neuss 151.280 99,48
Kreise (destricts)
Municipality/Kreis (destrict) Inhabitants
31. December 2009[2]
Surface per
km²
Rhein-Sieg-Kreis (SU)
Alfter 22.895 34,77
Bornheim 48.544 82,71
Niederkassel 37.402 35,79
Sankt Augustin 55.524 34,23
Siegburg 39.654 23,46
Troisdorf 75.150 62,17
Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis (GL)
Bergisch Gladbach 105.699 83,12
Burscheid 18.771 27,38
Leichlingen 27.476 37,33
Kreis Viersen (VIE)
Kempen 36.040 68,81
Tönisvorst 30.084 44,33
Viersen 75.475 91,07
Willich 51.962 67,77
Kreis Wesel (WES)
Dinslaken 69.687 47,67
Kamp-Lintfort 38.724 63,16
Moers 105.929 67,69
Neukirchen-Vluyn 27.627 43,48
Rheinberg 31.648 75,15
Voerde 37.668 53,48
Wesel 60.958 122,53
total 3.609.212 3.946,69

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