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Oberhausen

Oberhausen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia.

The city is a product of economical growth in the 19th century. It was rural area until about 1860, when coal

Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by mining. Often associated with the Industrial Revolution, coal remains an enormously important fuel and is the most common source of electricity world-wide.

Steel is a metal alloy whose major component is iron, with carbon being the primary alloying material. Carbon acts as a binding agent, locking the otherwise easily-moved iron atoms into a rigid lattice.

Oberhausen is a typical Ruhr area city, which was founded in order to become an industrial centre for miners and steelworkers. Today the city tries to get a new image. In the 1990s a new city centre was inaugurated. There is an art gallery and an international short film festival in Oberhausen.

  • Last visit to Oberhausen: Dec 2004
  • Intro Updated Feb 28, 2005
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    Nov 6, 2007 at 8:11 AM

    Haven't heard of this town before. Thanks for sharing about Oberhausen. SL :)

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