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German location
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictUrban District
BrgermeisterBernd Tischler
Basic statistics
Area (km2)100.7
Elevation (m)60
Other information
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plateBOT
Postal code46236 46244
Area code02041, 02045

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Bottrop (-deˈbɔtʁɔp-De-Bottrop is a city in west central Germany, on the Rhine-Herne Canal, in North Rhine-Westphalia. Located in the Ruhr industrial area, Bottrop adjoins Essen, Oberhausen, Gladbeck and Dorsten. The city had been a coal-mining and rail center and contains factories producing coal-tar derivatives, chemicals, textiles, and machinery. Bottrop grew as a mining center beginning in the 1860s, was chartered as a city in 1921, and bombed during the Oil Campaign of World War II. In 1975 it unified with the neighbour communities of Gladbeck and Kirchhellen, but Gladbeck left it in 1976, leading to Kirchhellen becoming a district of Bottrop as Bottrop-Kirchhellen.

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