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Ruhr Region – Strength in unity

Welcome to the Ruhr Region, Germany’s largest conurbation with its over 5 million residents!
Welcome to the Ruhr metropolis, as the region was often touted until just recently.
And above all, welcome to the “Revier’’ and the “Pott,’’ as local people, known as “Ruhris,’’ fondly call their home.

A short lesson in Ruhr German

Like so many developments in the Ruhr Region, the linguistic peculiarities and emergence of Ruhr German are associated with the growing industrialization starting in the mid-19th century.


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