🇩🇪 Duisburg is a city in the Ruhr metropolitan area of the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Lying on the confluence of the Rhine and the Ruhr rivers, Duisburg is one of the largest cities in the Ruhr and the 15th-largest city in Germany. In the Middle Ages, it was a city-state and a member of the Hanseatic League, and later became a major centre of iron, steel, and chemicals industries. For this reason, it was heavily bombed in World War II. Today it boasts the world's largest inland port, with 21 docks and 40 km of wharf.
Duisburg has a population of over 495,885 people. Duisburg also forms part of the wider Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan area which has a population of over 12,190,000 people. Duisburg is the #358 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 2.0782 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores. Duisburg is ranked #888 for startups with a score of 0.144.