ABOUT THE RUHR METROPOLIS

FACTS AND FIGURES

The Ruhr Metropolis, the modern Ruhr area, is the largest conurbation in Germany – in the heart of Europe.

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POPULATION

  • Over 5.1 million people in 53 municipalities
  • 30.6 percent of the population has a migration background

LANDSCAPE

  • 4,439 km² total area (39 percent residential and industrial sites)
  • 61 percent vegetation and bodies of water)
  • 1,200 kilometres of regional cycle path network

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LEISURE AND CULTURE

  • 3,500 industrial monuments
  • 120 theatres
  • 100 concert halls
  • 200 museums
  • 250 festivals

TOURISM

  • 8,636,759 overnight stays (2019)
  • 4,443,997 visitor arrivals (2019)

ECONOMY

  • Around 1.75 million employees contributing to social security
  • Around 184,000 companies

HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTES

  • 22 higher education institutes (5 universities, 2 art schools, 15 universities of applied sciences)
  • 255,000 students

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Regionalverband Ruhr - RVR
(Ruhr Regional Association)