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[es-uh n] /ˈɛs ən/

a city in W Germany: the chief city of the Ruhr River valley.
/German ˈɛsən/
a city in W Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia: the leading administrative centre of the Ruhr; university. Pop: 589 499 (2003 est)


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