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Ruhr

[roo r] /rʊər/
noun
1.
a river in W Germany, flowing NW and W into the Rhine. 144 miles (232 km) long.
2.
a mining and industrial region centered in the valley of the Ruhr River.
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Ruhr

/rʊə; German ruːr/
noun
1.
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 (ˈruːrɡəˌbiːt)
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