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Ruhr

Syllabification: Ruhr
Pronunciation: /ro͝or
 
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Definition of Ruhr in English:

A region of coal mining and heavy industry in North Rhine-Westphalia, in western Germany. It is named after the Ruhr River, which flows through it and meets the Rhine River near Duisburg. The Ruhr was occupied by French troops 1923–24, after Germany defaulted on war reparation payments.

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