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Castrop-Rauxel

(käs`trôp-rouk`səl), city (1994 pop. 79,100), North Rhine–Westphalia, W Germany, on the Rhine-Herne Canal, an industrial city of 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
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 district. Chemicals and other light industrial goods are produced there, and coal mining is a major industry.

Castrop-Rauxel

 

a city in the Federal Republic of Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia, near Dortmund. Population, 84,000 (1970). River port on the Rhine-Herne Canal (freight turnover, 1.4 million tons). It is one of the coal-mining centers of the Ruhr. In addition to coal mining, there is chemical (nitrogen), petrochemical, and cement industry and the manufacture of pipe and metal items.