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Rheydt(rīt), city, North Rhine–Westphalia, W Germany. It forms a twin city with MönchengladbachMönchengladbach
, formerly München-Gladbach
, city (1994 pop. 265,312), North Rhine–Westphalia, W Germany. It is the twin city of adjacent Rheydt and is a major center of the German cotton textile industry.
..... Click the link for more information. . Rheydt is an industrial center; its manufactures include cotton, silk, and velvet textiles as well as machine tools, electrical equipment, and printing supplies. It was first mentioned in 1180 but was not chartered until 1856. The city was heavily damaged in World War II. Nearby is the Renaissance-style Rheydt palace (1567–81), now a museum.
a city in the Federal Republic of Germany, in the Land of Nordrhein-Westfalen. Population, 101,900 (1972). Rheydt is a center for textile and garment production, with more than 50 percent of all the city’s industrial workers employed in these areas of industry. Other industries include electrical engineering, the manufacture of steel structural members, general machine building, the production of paper, and printing.