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Oberhausen

German location
NameOberhausen
Administration
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDüsseldorf
Districturban district
BrgermeisterKlaus Wehling
PartySPD
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Basic statistics
Area (km2)77.04
Elevation (m)78
Population214990
Other information
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plateOB
Postal code46001-46149
Area code0208

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Oberhausen (-deˈoːbɐhaʊzən) is a city on the river Emscher in the Ruhr Area, Germany, located between Duisburg (c. 12 km) and Essen (c. 13 km). The city hosts the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and its Gasometer Oberhausen is an anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage. It is also well known for the Centro, which is the biggest shopping mall in Germany. The city's Sea Life Centre was home to Paul the Octopus.


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