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14 Facts About Duisburg
Duisburg is a city in Germany's Rhineland, the fifth-largest of the nation's most populous federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
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Duisburg is one of the largest cities in the Meuse-Rhenish dialect area and the largest in the South Guelderish area .
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Duisburg is a result of numerous incorporations of surrounding towns and smaller cities.
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Since 1 January 1975, Duisburg has been divided into seven districts or boroughs from north to south:.
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Current Mayor of Duisburg is Soren Link of the Social Democratic Party, who was elected in 2012 and re-elected in 2017.
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Major logistical center in the Ruhr and location of chemical, steel and iron industries, Duisburg was a primary target of Allied bombers.
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Duisburg is served by several autobahns, with 3 east–west routes and 2 north–south routes.
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The local radio station "Radio Duisburg" was the first local radio broadcaster in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
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Besides Dusseldorf Duisburg is a residence of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, one of the major opera houses in Germany.
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Buildings vary from old churches such as "St Johann Baptist" in Duisburg-Hamborn, which was built in 900, to modern age buildings such as Micro-Electronic-Centrum in Duisburg-Neudorf, built in 1995.
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City contains two botanical gardens, the Botanischer Garten Duisburg-Hamborn and the Botanischer Garten Kaiserberg, as well as a number of municipal parks.
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Duisburg is known for its Rhein-Ruhr-Marathon, its rowing and canoeing regattas and the world championships that take place there regularly.
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