Bochum

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Bochum
The German mining museum in Bochum.
The German mining museum in Bochum.
Coat of arms of Bochum
Coat of arms
Location of Bochum
Bochum is located in Germany
Bochum
Bochum
Bochum is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Bochum
Bochum
Coordinates: 51°28′55″N 07°12′57″E / 51.48194°N 7.21583°E / 51.48194; 7.21583Coordinates: 51°28′55″N 07°12′57″E / 51.48194°N 7.21583°E / 51.48194; 7.21583
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionArnsberg
Districturban district
Government
 • MayorThomas Eiskirch (SPD)
Area
 • Total145.66 km2 (56.24 sq mi)
Population
 (2006-10-31)
 • Total376,586
 • Density2,600/km2 (6,700/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
44701-44894
Dialling codes0234, 02327
Vehicle registrationBO
Websitewww.bochum.de

Bochum is a city in the Ruhr area of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. It is part of the Arnsberg Government Region

Bochum has about 380,000 inhabitants. The city is formed by the traditional industry of coal mining in the Ruhr area, but today there is no mining in Bochum anymore.

Today the most important institution in Bochum is the Ruhr-University Bochum, one of the biggest German universities. It has an extremely wide spectrum of subjects, beginning with mathematics and science, social sciences, economy, engineering, laws, philosophy, historical subjects, theology, medicine, and languages even including Chinese and Polish.

Bochum has a rich cultural life and its theatre is one of the most prominent in Germany. Next to Bochum are the cities Essen and Hattingen

References[change | change source]

  1. "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.