Bochum

Bochum (bō'khoom) , city (1994 pop. 401,060), North Rhine–Westphalia, W Germany. Mentioned in the 9th cent. and chartered in 1321, it remained a small farming community until the development of nearby coal mines in the mid-19th cent. By the late 19th cent. it was a leading center of ...
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Bochum

city, North Rhine–Westphalia Land (state), northwestern Germany. It lies in the heart of the industrial Ruhr district, between the cities of Essen ...
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