The map of Essen in Germany with streets and houses
Coat of arms of Essen
Essen (German pronunciation: [ˈʔɛsn̩] ( ); Latin: Assindia) is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Its population of approximately 589,000 (as of 31 March 2016) makes it the ninth-largest city in Germany. It is the central city of the northern (Ruhr) part of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan area and seat to several of the region's authorities.
Founded around 845, Essen remained a small town within the sphere of influence of an important ecclesiastical principality (Essen Abbey) until the onset of industrialization. The city then — especially through the Krupp family iron works — became one of Germany's most important coal and steel centers. Essen, until the 1970s, attracted workers from all over the country; it was the 5th-largest city in Germany between 1929 and 1988, peaking at over 730,000 inhabitants in 1962. Following the region-wide decline of heavy industries in the last decades of the 20th century, the city has seen the development of a strong tertiary sector of the economy. Essen today is seat to 13 of the 100 largest German corporations, including two (by 2016, three ) DAX corporations, placing the city second only to Munich and on-par with Frankfurt am Main in number of corporate headquarters.
Although it is the (in total) most indebted city in Germany, Essen continues to pursue its redevelopment plans. Notable accomplishments in recent years include the title of European Capital of Culture on behalf of the whole Ruhr area in 2010 and the selection as the European Green Capital for 2017.
In 1958, Essen was chosen to serve as the seat to a Roman Catholic diocese (often referred to as Ruhrbistum or diocese of the Ruhr). In early 2003, the universities of Essen and the nearby city of Duisburg (both established in 1972) were merged into the University of Duisburg-Essen with campuses in both cities and a university hospital in Essen.
Geographical values of city:
− in degrees, minutes and seconds: 51°27′20″ of northern latitude and 7°0′42″ of eastern longitude;
− in degrees, minutes and decimal fractions of a minute: 51°27.339′ of north. lat. and 7°0.693′ of east. long.;
− in degrees and decimal fractions of a degree: 51.455643°N and 7.011555°E.
Length of Essen from south to north is 20.7 kilometers, from west ot east — from 16.9 to 16.8 km.
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Videos of Essen
Leckerste Essen der Welt | Galileo | ProSieben
Moderne Wunder - Top 10 Essen | Doku
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Gesund essen - Wie geht das? (Doku 2016)
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