Duisburg (German: [ˈdyːsbʊɐ̯k] ( listen)) is a German ceety in the wastren pairt o the Ruhr (Ruhrgebiet) in North Rhine-Westphalie. It is a unthirlt metropolitan burgh athin Regierungsbezirk Düsseldorf. Wi the warld's biggest inland harbour an its proximity tae Düsseldorf Internaitional Airport, Duisburg haes become an important venue for commerce an steel production.

Duisburg Inner Harbour
Banner o Duisburg
Coat of airms o Duisburg
Coat airms
Duisburg is located in Germany
Location o Duisburg athin NRW
Coordinates: 51°26′6.53″N 6°45′45.69″E / 51.4351472°N 6.7626917°E / 51.4351472; 6.7626917Coordinates: 51°26′6.53″N 6°45′45.69″E / 51.4351472°N 6.7626917°E / 51.4351472; 6.7626917
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalie
Admin. regionDüsseldorf
DestrictUrban destrict
Subdivisions7 boroughs, 46 suburbs
 • Laird MayorSören Link (SPD)
 • Governing partiesSPD / Greens
 • Total232.82 km2 (89.89 sq mi)
31 m (102 ft)
 • Total495,152
 • Density2,100/km2 (5,500/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Diallin codes0203
Vehicle registrationDU

The day's ceety is a result o numerous incorporations o surroondin touns an smawer ceeties. It is the fifteent-mucklest ceety in Germany an the fift-mucklest ceety in North Rhine-Westphalie wi 495,668 residents as o 31 December 2007. The ceety is renouned for its steel industry. The last remainin coal mine closed doun in the simmer o 2009, but Duisburg haes niver been a coal-minin centre tae the same extent as ither places in the Ruhr region (German= Ruhrgebiet). Aw blast furnaces in the Ruhr are nou locatit in Duisburg. 49% o aw hot metal an 34.4% o aw pig-iron in Germany is producit here (as o 2000). It haes a muckle brewery an aw, the König Brauerei, locatit in Duisburg-Beeck, which maks the König Pilsener brand. The University o Duisburg-Essen, wi 37,000 students, ranks amang the 10 mucklest German varsities.

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Duisburg is twinned wi:[2][3]

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  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2021" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 20 Juin 2022.
  2. a b c d e f g "Cities Twinned with Duisburg". www.duisburg.de. Retrieved 7 Mey 2009.
  3. a b c d e f "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr District" (PDF). © 2009 Twins2010.com. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 28 November 2009. Retrieved 28 October 2009. freemit airtin in |publisher= (help)
  4. Portsmouth City Council. Twinning Archived 2009-01-07 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 22 August 2007.
  5. Brian Daugherty. "Portsmouth Duisburg Anglo-German Friends". Portsmouth-duisburg.tripod.com. Retrieved 7 Apryle 2011.
  6. "Duisburger Portsmouthfreunde". Portsmouthfreunde.de. Retrieved 7 Apryle 2011.

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