Oberhausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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🇩🇪 Oberhausen is a city on the river Emscher in the Ruhr Area, Germany, located between Duisburg and Essen (c. 13 km or 8.1 mi). The city hosts the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and its Gasometer Oberhausen is an anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.

History Oberhausen was named for its 1847 railway station which had taken its name from the Oberhausen Castle. The new borough was formed in 1862 following inflow of people for the local coal mines and steel mills. Awarded town rights in 1874, Oberhausen absorbed several neighbouring boroughs including Alstaden, parts of Styrum and Dümpten in 1910. Oberhausen became a city in 1901, and they incorporated the towns of Sterkrade and Osterfeld in 1929. The Ruhrchemie AG synthetic oil plant ("Oberhausen-Holten" or "Sterkrade/Holten") was a bombing target of the oil campaign of World War II, and the US forces reached the plant by 4 April 1945.

In 1973, Thyssen AG employed 14,000 people in Oberhausen in the steel industry, but ten years later the number had fallen to 6,000.

In 1954 the city began hosting the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, and the 1982 Deutscher Filmpreis was awarded to a group that wrote the Oberhausen Manifesto.

Sport Oberhausen is home to Regionalliga West football team Rot-Weiß Oberhausen, who play at the Niederrheinstadion situated on the banks of the Rhine–Herne Canal.

The city had a professional ice hockey team between 1997 and 2007, the Revierlöwen Oberhausen. The team initially played at the Arena Oberhausen when playing in the top-flight Deutsche Eishockey Liga but later moved to the Emscher-Lippe-Halle in Gelsenkirchen following financial woes.

The Rudolf Weber-Arena has hosted many international indoor sporting events including MMA event UFC 122 in 2010 and the PDC Unibet European Championship of darts in 2020.

The city has established itself as a popular destination for professional wrestling in Germany, with Essen-based promotion Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw) regularly running shows in Oberhausen's Turbinenhalle. wXw's 16 Carat Gold Tournament is considered one of the most prestigious independent wrestling tournaments in the world and is held in March every year in Oberhausen - attracting fans from around the world.

Oberhausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany 
<b>Oberhausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany</b>
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Oberhausen has a population of over 210,934 people. Oberhausen also forms part of the wider Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan area which has a population of over 12,190,000 people. Oberhausen is the #431 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 1.1824 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.

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Twin Towns, Sister Cities Oberhausen has links with:

🇮🇹 Carbonia, Italy 🇩🇪 Freital, Germany 🇮🇹 Iglesias, Italy 🇹🇷 Mersin, Turkey 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Middlesbrough, England 🇵🇱 Tychy, Poland 🇺🇦 Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine 🇺🇦 Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine
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