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German location
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDüsseldorf
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BrgermeisterPeter Jung
Governing partyCDU
Basic statistics
Area (km2)168.41
Elevation (m)100-350
Other information
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plateW
Postal code42001-42399
Area code0202

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Wuppertal (-deˈvʊpɐtaːl) is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in and around the valley of Wupper river, east of the city of Düsseldorf, south of the Ruhr area. With a population of around 350,000 it's the biggest city of the hilly region Bergisches Land, characteristic are its steep slopes, woods and parks and the famous hanging train Wuppertal Schwebebahn. In the 18th and 19th century it was one of the biggest industrial regions on the main land of Europe, and many industrial buildings still can be found along river and meadows.

Two thirds of the total municipal area is green belt: woods, meadows, gardens and fields. From any part of the city it is only a ten-minute walk in one of the public parks or woodland paths. At the same time it is a major industrial centre including such industries as: textiles, metallurgy, chemicals, medicine (Bayer), electric, automotive, rubber, vehicles and printing equipment. One of the world's most famous pain-killers, Aspirin, was invented here, in 1897 by Bayer chemist Dr. Felix Hoffmann.

The Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy is located in this city.

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