Duisburg is a German city in the western part of the Ruhr Area (Ruhrgebiet) in North Rhine-Westphalia.
It is an independent metropolitan borough within Regierungsbezirk Düsseldorf.
With the biggest inland harbour in Europe and its proximity to Düsseldorf International Airport Duisburg has become an important venue for commerce and steel production.
Since the 1960s the Universität Duisburg-Essen (University of Duisburg-Essen) has educated students from all over the world.
With its 13 departments and more than 33,000 students (as of Winter Semester 2005/06), the University of Duisburg-Essen ranks among the 10 largest German universities.
Today's city is a result of numerous incorporations of surrounding towns and smaller cities.
It is the 12th-largest city in Germany and the fifth city in North Rhine-Westphalia with 506,496 residents as of 31 December 2003.
The city is renowned for its steel industry.
There is still one coal mine in operation, but Duisburg has never been a coal-mining location to the same extent as the other places in the Ruhr.
All blast furnaces in the Ruhr are now located in Duisburg.
49% of all hot metal and 34.4% of all crude steel in Germany is produced here (status 2000).
Population 502,522 source (2005)
Area 232.82 km²
Postal code 47001-47279
Area code 0203
Licence plate code DU
For a more information about Duisburg see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This page was retrieved and condensed from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duisburg) see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, February 2007.
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Hui Chin and I spent some time visiting and exploring Duisburg during 2006.
Duisburg was alright, but I can't remember anything outstanding in my memory.
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