- a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, in W Germany, in the Ruhr Valley: formed by the union of Barmen, Elberfeld, and smaller communities 1929.
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- a city in W Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia state on the Wupper River (a Rhine tributary): formed in 1929 from the amalgamation of the towns of Barmen and Elberfeld and other smaller towns; textile centre. Pop: 362 137 (2003 est)
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