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Offenbach

1
Jacques . 1819--80, German-born French composer of many operettas, including Orpheus in the Underworld (1858), and of the opera The Tales of Hoffmann (1881)

Offenbach

2
a city in central Germany, on the River Main in Hesse opposite Frankfurt am Main: leather-goods industry. Pop.: 119 208 (2003 est.)
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Offenbach

 

a city in the Federal Republic of Germany, in the Land of Hesse, and a port on the Main River. Population, 120,000 (1972). Offenbach has virtually merged with the city of Frankfurt am Main. It has machine-building and chemical industries and is a center for the leather industry. The site of an international leather goods trade fair, Offenbach has a museum of leather goods.

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