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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.
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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
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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