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Bundesland: Nordrhein-Westfalen
Regierungsbezirk: Düsseldorf
District: district-free town
Area: 74,6 km²
Population: 118.339 (31.12.2002)
Population density: 1586 inhabitants/km²
Altitude: 365 m above sea level
Highest point: 379 m above sea level
Lowest point: 96 m above sea level
Postal code: 42853 to 42899
Area code: 02191
Location: 51° 11' north
7° 12' east
License plate: RS
Municipality key: 05 1 20 000
Website: www.remscheid.de
E-Mail address: remscheid@str.de (mailto:remscheid@str.de)
Politics
Mayor: Beate Wilding (SPD)
Debts: 229 mill. € (as of 31.12.02)

Remscheid is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the northern edge of the region called Bergisches Land, south of the Ruhr area. Population: 120,600 (1999).

Remscheid is twinned with Quimper in France.

Remscheid was founded in the 12th century, but it was a tiny village until the 19th century. The economic growth of the entire Rhine-Ruhr region led to an increase of the population of Remscheid. Mechanical engineering and toolmaking were the main industrial branches of the town.

Wilhelm Röntgen, the discoverer of the x-rays, was born 1845 in Lennep, which is today a borough of Remscheid. There is a museum in Remscheid (Deutsches Röntgen-Museum) commemorating Röntgen's life and discoveries.

The Müngstener Brücke is a railroad bridge crossing a valley and connecting Remscheid with the neighbour town of Solingen. It is 107 m above the ground, hence the highest railroad bridge of Germany. It was constructed in 1897.

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