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Leverkusen(lā'fərko͞o`zən), city (1994 pop. 161,760), North Rhine–Westphalia, W Germany, on the Rhine River. It is an industrial center and a road and rail junction. Manufactures include chemicals, pharmaceuticals, photographic film, machinery, and textiles. There is a noted chemical-research library in the city.
a city in the Federal Republic of Germany, in the Land (state) of North Rhine-Westphalia near Cologne. Population, 107,600 (1970). A port on the Rhine and a junction for rail and air communications, Leverkusen is a major center of the country’s chemical industry; the Farbenfabriken Bayer AG employs more than 30,000 workers. The city also produces machinery, metalwork, textiles, and rolled iron.