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  • Wuppertal is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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  • It is located in and around the river Wupper valley, and is situated east of the city of Düsseldorf and south of the Ruhr area
  • With a population of approximately 350,000, it is the largest city in the Bergisches Land
  • Wuppertal is known for its steep slopes, its woods and parks, and its suspension railway, the Wuppertal Schwebebahn
  • Two-thirds of the total municipal area of Wuppertal is green space
  • From any part of the city, it is only a ten-minute walk to one of the public parks or woodland paths
  • During the 18th and 19th centuries, the Wupper valley was one of the largest industrial regions of continental Europe
  • The increasing demand for coal from the textile mills and blacksmith shops encouraged the expansion of the nearby Ruhrgebiet
  • Wuppertal still is a major industrial centre, being home to industries such as textiles, metallurgy, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, electronics, automobiles, rubber, vehicles and printing equipment
  • Aspirin originates from Wuppertal, patented in 1897 by Bayer, as is the Vorwerk- Kobold vacuum cleaner
  • The Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy and the European Institute for International Economic Relations are located in the city

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