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Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (51.26402 7.17804)

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Name: Wuppertal topographic map, elevation, relief.
Coordinates: 51.16580 7.01407 51.31806 7.31343
Minimum elevation: 70 m
Maximum elevation: 380 m
Average elevation: 229 m


Uniquely for Germany, it is a "linear city", owing to the steep hillsides along the river Wupper. Its highest hill is the Lichtscheid, which is 351 m (1,152 ft) above sea level. The dominant urban centres Elberfeld (historic commercial centre) and Barmen (more industrial) have formed a continuous urbanized area since 1850. During the succeeding decades, "Wupper-Town" became the dominant industrial agglomeration of northwestern Germany. During the 20th century, this conurbation had been surpassed by Cologne, Düsseldorf and the Ruhr area, all with a more favourable topography.

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