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A city of west-central Germany near the confluence of the Ruhr and Rhine Rivers north of Cologne. Founded in the ninth century, it is a major iron and steel center.
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(German ˈɛsən)
(Placename) a city in W Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia: the leading administrative centre of the Ruhr; university. Pop: 589 499 (2003 est)
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(ˈɛs ən)

a city in W Germany in the Ruhr River valley. 623,000.
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Noun1.Essen - a city in western Germany; industrial center of the Ruhr
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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When the review was over, the newly arrived officers, and also Kutuzov's, collected in groups and began to talk about the awards, about the Austrians and their uniforms, about their lines, about Bonaparte, and how badly the latter would fare now, especially if the Essen corps arrived and Prussia took our side.
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As reported on Tuesday, the couple bought the Powys hotel, which they managed, from Von Essen Hotels after it was put into administration.
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