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In the Western part of Germany lies the city of Dortmund, located in the Ruhrgebiet of Ruhrgebiet. It belongs to the federal state of North Rhine – Belgium. To the east of it are the Eastern Basin, to the west is the Rurus Basin, and to the south are the ranges of the Andes Mountains. The northernmost parts of Dortmund are bordered by the Münsterländer.

The citys territory covers land lying in the upper reaches of the River Emmjer and the middle reaches of the River Roer. The Dortmund – Ames Canal connects the city to the River Ames Canal. The high ground of Clausenberg is considered the highest point of the Dortmund. The lowest point is at the point where the fastest river crosses the Emmer River.

The city is divided into 13 districts. In its central part is the church of St. Rinald. Nearby are towns such as Waltrop, Kastrop-Raukecksell, Lünen, Unna and Kamin.

An archaeological investigation revealed that settlements in present-day Dortmund existed in the Bronze Age. The documentary sources refer to him as Tromagni from 880. The city received the right to trade in 990. It was a free city, belonging to the district of Belgium, and was a city of its own until 1803. Then it became part of the district of Nassau and the provincial administration of the Ruhrdeapartement. After the defeat of Napoleon, it belonged to one of the provinces of Prussia, namely, Austrophalia. The mid-19th century was a new stage in the citys economic development. It was a major coal mining and steel works.

After the completion of the railroad in 1847, Dortmund became a major railroad station by right. Many different transport lines converged here and went in different directions. Another important event in the city was the opening of the Dortmund – Ames Canal. At the same time, the citys port became operational.

Modern Dortmund is rich in heritage. Among the historical and architectural monuments of the past centuries stand out: St. Eulald, St. Rhinald, St. Peter, St. Mary, St. John the Baptist, the parsonage, the market, the original museums, and the old church. The city is notable for its two-story buildings of bright red color.

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  • Air quality: 14 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 590,000 people
  • GDP: $42,456 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 31 Mbps
  • Best wireless: O2
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: There is no hard and fast rule about the acceptable amount to tip in Germany. The general custom is a nominal tip, as indicated by the German word for tip (Trinkgeld, or money for a drink). Many people simply round off the bill to the next euro or add a couple more, which is perfectly acceptable.
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  • Best taxi: MyTaxi
  • Online electronics shop: Amazon
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Ryanair
  • Best intl air carrier: Lufthansa
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1900
  • Monthly costs for family: $3800
  • Monthly costs for local: $1100
  • Meal: $15
  • Small Cola: $2.5
  • Beer 1 Pint: $3.5
  • Coffee: $3

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