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Wuppertal Elberfeld
Wuppertal Elberfeld
Coat of arms of Wuppertal
Coordinates 51°16′N 07°11′E / 51.26667°N 7.18333°E / 51.26667; 7.18333
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District urban district
Lord Mayor Peter Jung (CDU)
Governing parties CDUSPD
Basic statistics
Area 168.41 km2 (65.02 sq mi)
Elevation 100-350 m
Population 358,330  (31 December 2005)
 - Density 2,128 /km2 (5,511 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate W
Postal codes 42001-42399
Area code 0202
Website wuppertal.de

Wuppertal is a city in the west of Germany, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is neighbours Düsseldorf. Wuppertal has about 360,000 inhabitants and a university. A well-known tourist attraction is the Wuppertaler Schwebebahn, a tram hanging at a steel way 10 m over the river-ground.

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