Ruhr


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Ruhr

 (ro͝or)
A region of northwest Germany along and north of the Ruhr River, which flows about 235 km (145 mi) westward to the Rhine River near Duisburg. The industrial development of the region began in the 1800s.

Ruhr

(rʊə; German ruːr)
n
(Placename) the chief coalmining and industrial region of Germany: in North Rhine-Westphalia around the valley of the River Ruhr (a tributary of the Rhine 235 km (146 miles) long). German name: Ruhrgebiet

Ruhr

(rʊər)

n.
1. a river in W Germany, flowing NW and W into the Rhine. 144 mi. (232 km) long.
2. a mining and industrial region centered in the valley of the Ruhr River.
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Noun1.Ruhr - a tributary of the RhineRuhr - a tributary of the Rhine    
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
2.Ruhr - a major industrial and coal mining region in the valley of the Ruhr river in northwestern Germany
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
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After two draws and a defeat in the pool phase, they were thrashed 4- 1 by world champions Australia in the quarter- final but with the likes of forward Christopher Ruhr in the side, the Germans will never be out of contention when it comes to major honours.
As his ranking of world number four implies, Robertson is one of the top dogs in the modern game, but each player has his price and the Australian may be a tad short for his Ruhr Open curtain-raiser against JAMES CAHILL today.
SeeNews) - Jul 24, 2014 -A Belgian spatial planning agency in Flanders, Ruimte Vlaanderen, has launched an open tender for exploring the possibility of freeing up land space for new pipeline connections between Antwerp and the Ruhr area in Germany.
Tourists are discovering the resultant transformation of the Ruhr region from slag heaps and smoke-belching ugliness to a green, leisure-based landscape.
NEW DELHI -- Christopher Ruhr scored a hat-trick as Germany thrashed Pakistan 6-1 in their Pool A match of the Hero FIH Junior Men's World Cup at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here today.
It was in May 1943 that the Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron took off to attack dams in Germany's Ruhr Valley.
Madrigalchor, who come from the Buer district of Gelsenkirchen, will perform in The Waters of Tyne and Ruhr, a collection of music by Schtz, Mendelssohn, Philips, Delius, and Grainger together with traditional English and German songs.
If you think there's no hope for regions like America's own Detroit, just check the audacious transformation of Germany's Ruhr area.
Alekperov, backed by the Kremlin, has been particularly keen on buying PDVSA's 50% equity in Germany's Ruhr Ol refining group, which the Venezuelan state company has been trying to sell since 2003.
The trio are through to the semi-finals of a competition open to authors who live in the Ruhr area of Germany or places twinned with Oberhausen in the Ruhr.
ESSEN, Germany, January 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ruhr is the European Capital of Culture 2010.
INTEREST from the travel industry in the Ruhr region of Germany increased noticeably, with significantly more people at their stand than at individual displays of previous years, according to Dr HC Fritz Pleitgen, general manager of Ruhr 2010.