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RUHR (ruhr)

A major industrial region and river of western Germany

Common clues: German industrial region; Essen's river; River to the Rhine; German coal valley; Steel producing valley

Crossword puzzle frequency: 3 times a year

Frequency in English language: 29865 / 86800

Video: Twilight Overlooking the Ruhr Valley

The Ruhr is a large river in western Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia) starting near the town of Winterberg in Sauerland and ending in the Rhine in the city of Duisburg.

Ruhr (River), photo taken in Essen-Kettwig

The Ruhr first flows through the cities Meschede, Arnsberg and Schwerte. Then the river forms the southern edge of the Ruhr area, flowing through Hagen, Witten, Essen, Mülheim and Duisburg.

Its name is given to the major industrial region through which it flows.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ruhr".  

RUHR (130) 19 Mo+ >1 02 German industrial region SAAR

14 We >1 09 Essen's river

12 Th- >1 06 Essen's valley

8 Tu >1 00 Essen's region

8 Mo+ >1 04 German river EDER EGER ELBE ODER SAAR

7 Th- >1 09 River to the Rhine AARE

6 Th- >1 03 German valley

5 We- >1 05 German industrial valley

3 We- >1 05 German industrial area SAAR

3 We- >1 06 German mining region

2 We NYT 03 Essen basin

2 Th- >1 88 Essen's locale

2 We CSy 00 German Rust Belt

2 Tu- LAT 04 German coal valley

2 Th- >1 09 Industrial region of Germany

2 Sa >1 08 Rhine tributary AARE

2 Th WSJ 05 River of Germany's steel-making region

2 Th WSJ 07 Steel-producing valley

1 Sa NYT 09 Arnsberg is on it

1 Sa NYT 96 Bombed area in W.W. II

1 Fr CSy 07 Dortmund's region

1 Th NYT 05 Duisburg's locale

1 Sa NYT 91 Essen's area

1 Th NYT 07 Essen's basin

1 Th NYT 02 European coal area SAAR