, city (1994 pop. 180,540), North Rhine-Westphalia, W Germany, a port on the Rhine-Herne Canal. It is an industrial center of the Ruhr
district, with foundries. Manufactures include textiles, chemicals, machinery, and beer. Since 1975 the city has included Wanne-Eickel (a neighboring port on the canal), which was formed in 1926 by merging Wanne (first mentioned A.D.
890) and Eickel (first mentioned 1150).
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