Meaning of Ruhr in English:


Pronunciation /rʊə/ /ruːɐ/

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proper noun

  • A region of coal mining and heavy industry in North Rhine-Westphalia, western Germany. It is named after the River Ruhr, which flows through it, meeting the River Rhine near Duisburg. The Ruhr was occupied by French troops 1923–4, after Germany defaulted on war reparation payments.