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A city of west-central Germany east-southeast of Düsseldorf. Chartered in 1374, it is noted for its cutlery.


(German ˈzoːlɪŋən)
(Placename) a city in W Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia: a major European centre of the cutlery industry. Pop: 164 543 (2003 est)


(ˈzoʊ lɪŋ ən)

a city in W Germany, in the Ruhr region. 165,973.
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Noun1.Solingen - a city in west central Germany noted for cutlery
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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was already the biggest market for Solingen (Germany) made Boker products and, with the pocketknives being the most important part of the catalog, the decision was made to establish manufacturing in the U.S.
Solingen argues that coalitions composed by state and private actors are the driving agents of regional outcomes.
On May 29, 1993, a group of neo-Nazis set fire to the homes of Turkish families in the western German city of Solingen, killing five members of one Turkish family, the Genc family.
"The North American market is the biggest knife market in the world, and we look forward to writing the next chapter in the storied history of PUMA in North America," said Harald Lauer, general manager of PUMA GmbH IP Solingen.
As part of it young people from Blyth, Cramlington and Seaton Valley will travel to Gelsenkirchen to be joined by 38 young people from Solingen and Ratingen and Burgundy in France.
Solingen has written an extraordinarily interesting book.
Prior to coming to Solingen for advanced instruction, Waseem Haider, 26 years old, and Rawat Khan 31, worked there as 2 instructors in mechanics.
Norbert Feith Solingen Metropolitan Municipality Mayor held a speech in the commemorations and said the arson attack happened in 20 years before was still a dark blanket on the Solingen.
His project in Solingen is a voluntary organisation in the heart of the community.