Duisburg

Duisburg (German: [ˈdyːsbʊʁk] (listen)) is a city in the Ruhr metropolitan area of the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Lying on the confluence of the Rhine and the Ruhr rivers in the center of the Rhine-Ruhr Region, Duisburg is one of the largest cities in North Rhine-Westphalia and the 15th-largest city in Germany.

Duisburg
Location of Duisburg within NRW
Duisburg
Duisburg
Coordinates: 51°26′05″N 6°45′45″E
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDüsseldorf
DistrictUrban district
Subdivisions7 boroughs, 46 suburbs
Government
  Lord mayor (201725) Sören Link[1] (SPD)
  Governing partiesSPD / Greens / Left
Area
  City232.82 km2 (89.89 sq mi)
Elevation
31 m (102 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
  City495,885
  Density2,100/km2 (5,500/sq mi)
  Metro
11,316,429 (Rhine-Ruhr)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
47001–47279
Dialling codes0203
Vehicle registrationDU
Websitewww.duisburg.de

In the Middle Ages, it was a city-state and a member of the Hanseatic League, and later became a major centre of iron, steel, and chemicals industries. For this reason, it was heavily bombed in World War II. Today it boasts the world's largest inland port, with 21 docks and 40 kilometres of wharf.


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