|Ruhr Metropolitan Region
map of the Ruhr metropolitan region within Germany
|• Metro||4,435 km2 (1,712 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||441 m (1,447 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||13 m (43 ft)|
|• Metro density||1,646/km2 (4,260/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|Nominal||€ 136.3 billion|
The Ruhr Area is bordered by the rivers Ruhr River to the south, Rhine River to the west, and Lippe to the north. Southwest it borders the Bergisches Land.
The area has about 5.3 million inhabitants, and is part of the larger Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan area of more than 12 million people.
The Ruhr Area consists of the cities of Duisburg, Oberhausen, Bottrop, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Essen, Gelsenkirchen, Bochum, Herne, Hamm, Hagen and Dortmund and the rural districts of Wesel, Recklinghausen, Unna and Ennepe-Ruhr
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