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Ruhr British & World English

A region of coal mining and heavy industry in North Rhine-Westphalia, western Germany. It is named after the River Ruhr, which flows through it, meeting the Rhine near Duisburg. The Ruhr was occupied by French troops 1923-4, after Germany defaulted on war reparation payments

Ruhr New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

region in western Germany

Mülheim an der Ruhr in Mülheim British & World English

An industrial city in western Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia south-west of Essen; population 169,400 (est. 2006). Full name Mülheim an der Ruhrˌan dɛː ˈrʊəˌan deːɐ ˈruːɐ