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Nordrhein-Westfalen

Duisburg Hamborn

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenberg II-34 map
Part of Braun and Hogenberg II-34 map







Facts in brief:

Located at the junction of the Rhein & Rhur rivers, connected to North Sea ports by canal; ancient settlement became seat of Frankish kings in 8th cen.; ruled by Kleve from 1290, by Brandenburg from 1614; damaged heavily in wars of 17th cen. & WW II.

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