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Hamm(häm), city (1994 pop. 182,390), North Rhine–Westphalia, W Germany, on the Lippe River, in the RuhrRuhr
, region, c.1,300 sq mi (3,370 sq km), North Rhine–Westphalia, W Germany; a principal manufacturing center of Germany. The Ruhr lies along, and north of, the Ruhr River (145 mi/233 km long), which rises in the hills of central Germany and flows generally west to the
..... Click the link for more information. district. The city contains iron and steel foundries and manufactures textiles and machinery, as well as wire and cable. Founded in 1226, Hamm was the capital of the county of Mark until 1809. An active member of the Hanseatic League, it passed to Cleves in the 14th cent. and later (1614) to Brandenburg. The city was badly damaged in World War II, in a bombing that destroyed over half of the buildings.
Hamm,village, S Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, near Luxembourg city. Gen. George S. PattonPatton, George Smith, Jr.,
1885–1945, American general, b. San Gabriel, Calif. A graduate of West Point (1909), he served in World War I and was wounded while commanding a tank brigade in France. Subsequently he served in the cavalry and the tank corps.
..... Click the link for more information. is buried in the large U.S. military cemetery there.
a city in the Federal Republic of Germany, in the Land (state) of Nordrhein-Westfalen, on the Lippe River. Hamm is a transportation junction; in 1973 its railroads handled 16.7 million tons of freight, and its river port handled 4.1 million tons of cargo. Coal is mined in the area. The city manufactures textiles, office equipment, and products of the heavy machine-building industry.