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30 Facts About Essen
The central and northern boroughs of Essen historically belong to the Low German language area, and the south of the city to the Low Franconian area .
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Essen is seat to several of the region's authorities, as well as to eight of the 100 largest publicly held German corporations by revenue, including three DAX-listed corporations.
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Essen is known for its impact on the arts through the respected Folkwang University of the Arts, its Zollverein School of Management and Design, and the Red Dot industrial product design award.
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In 1958, Essen was chosen to serve as the seat to a Roman Catholic diocese .
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Essen participates in a variety of networks and initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to improve the city's resilience in the face of climate change.
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Essen has a typical oceanic climate with cool winters and warm summers .
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Essen was part of the settlement areas of several Germanic peoples, although a clear distinction among these groupings is difficult.
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Essen's was to become the most important of all abbesses in the history of Essen.
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On 5 March 1943 Essen was subjected to one of the heaviest air-raids of the war.
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Administration of Essen had for a long time been in the hands of the princess-abbesses as heads of the Imperial Abbey of Essen.
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In 1377, Essen was granted imperial immediacy but had to abandon this privilege later on.
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Essen became one of the centres of resistance to Social Democracy and the Freikorps alike.
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Current Mayor of Essen is Thomas Kufen of the Christian Democratic Union, who was elected in 2015 and re-elected in 2020.
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Coat of arms of the city of Essen is a heraldic peculiarity.
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The Essen Stadtbahn is one of the Stadtbahn systems integrated into the greater Rhine-Ruhr Stadtbahn network.
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Former collegiate church of Essen Abbey and nowadays cathedral of the Bishop of Essen is a Gothic hall church made from light sandstone.
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City of Essen has been awarding honorary citizenships since 1879 but has discontinued this tradition after the foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1949.
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Rot-Weiss Essen is playing in the fourth tier of the German football league system, Regionalliga West, and Schwarz-Weiß Essen in the fifth tier, Oberliga Nordrhein-Westfalen.
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City's main basketball team is ETB Essen, currently called the ETB Wohnbau Baskets for sponsorship reasons.
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Essen hosted the 1955 nine-pin bowling World Championships and the final round of the FIBA EuroBasket 1971.
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