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Recklinghausen(rĕk`lĭnghou'zən), city (1994 pop. 127,150), North Rhine–Westphalia, W Germany, an industrial center and transshipment point for 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. Manufactures include iron and steel, machinery, chemicals, and textiles. Recklinghausen was chartered c.1230 and was held until 1803 by the archbishopric of Cologne. In 1815 it came under Prussian sovereignty. The city retains part of its medieval fortifications and a Romanesque church.
a city in the Federal Republic of Germany, in the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen, in the interfluve of the Emscher and Lippe rivers. Population, 125,400 (1972). Recklinghausen is a port on the Rhine-Herne Canal and a coal mining center. There is general machine building, ferrous metallurgy, and the manufacture of steel structures. The city also has a textile industry.