Cologne

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Cologne (Köln ; Kölle ) is the largest city of Germany's most populous federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the fourth-most populous city in Germany.wikipedia
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Germany

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Cologne (Köln ; Kölle ) is the largest city of Germany's most populous federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the fourth-most populous city in Germany.
Germany's largest urban area is the Ruhr; the country's other major cities include Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Leipzig, Bremen, Dresden, Hanover, and Nuremberg.

Düsseldorf

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Centered on the left bank of the Rhine, Cologne is about 45 km southeast of North Rhine-Westphalia's capital of Düsseldorf and 25 km northwest of Bonn.
Düsseldorf (, ; often } in English sources; Low Franconian and Düsseldörp ; archaic Dusseldorp) is the capital and second-largest city of the most populous German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia after Cologne, as well as the seventh-largest city in Germany, with a population of 617,280.

Rhine

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With slightly over a million inhabitants (1.08 million) within its city boundaries, Cologne is the largest city on the Rhine and also the most populous city both of the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Region, which is Germany's largest and one of Europe's major metropolitan areas, and of the Rhineland.
The largest city on the Rhine is Cologne, Germany, with a population of more than 1,050,000 people.

Bonn

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Centered on the left bank of the Rhine, Cologne is about 45 km southeast of North Rhine-Westphalia's capital of Düsseldorf and 25 km northwest of Bonn. Thus they took up residence in Bonn and later in Brühl on the Rhine.
About 24 km south-southeast of Cologne, Bonn is in the southernmost part of the Rhine-Ruhr region, Germany's largest metropolitan area, with over 11 million inhabitants.

University of Cologne

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There are many institutions of higher education in the city, most notably the University of Cologne (Universität zu Köln), one of Europe's oldest and largest universities, the Technical University of Cologne (Technische Hochschule Köln), Germany's largest university of applied sciences, and the German Sport University Cologne (Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln), Germany's only sport university.
The University of Cologne (Universität zu Köln) is a university in Cologne, Germany.

Rhine-Ruhr

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With slightly over a million inhabitants (1.08 million) within its city boundaries, Cologne is the largest city on the Rhine and also the most populous city both of the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Region, which is Germany's largest and one of Europe's major metropolitan areas, and of the Rhineland.
The Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region spreads from Dortmund-Bochum-Essen-Duisburg (Ruhr Area) in the north, to the urban areas of the cities of Mönchengladbach, Düsseldorf (the state capital), Wuppertal, Leverkusen, Cologne (the region's largest and Germany's fourth largest city), and Bonn in the south.

Cologne Cathedral

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The city's Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) is the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Cologne.
Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom, officially Hohe Domkirche Sankt Petrus, English: Cathedral Church of Saint Peter) is a Catholic cathedral in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Metropolitan regions in Germany

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With slightly over a million inhabitants (1.08 million) within its city boundaries, Cologne is the largest city on the Rhine and also the most populous city both of the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Region, which is Germany's largest and one of Europe's major metropolitan areas, and of the Rhineland.
Using a narrower definition of metropolises, only four cities surpass the threshold of at least one million inhabitants within its administrative borders, namely: Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Cologne.

Gamescom

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The Cologne Trade Fair hosts a number of trade shows such as Art Cologne, imm Cologne, Gamescom, and the Photokina.
Gamescom (stylized as gamescom) is a trade fair for video games held annually at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Archbishop of Cologne

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The city's Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) is the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Cologne.
Since the early days of the Catholic Church, there have been ninety-four bishops and archbishops of Cologne.

Ripuarian Franks

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Cologne functioned as the capital of the Roman province of Germania Inferior and as the headquarters of the Roman military in the region until occupied by the Franks in 462.
Ripuarian or Rhineland Franks (Latin: Ripuarii or Ribuarii) were one of the two main groupings of early Frankish people, and specifically it was the name eventually applied to the tribes who settled in the old Roman territory of the Ubii, with its capital at Cologne on the Rhine river in modern Germany.

Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium

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Cologne was founded and established in Ubii territory in the 1st century AD as the Roman Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium, the first word of which is the origin of its name.
Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium was the Roman colony in the Rhineland from which the German city of Cologne developed.

Art Cologne

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The Cologne Trade Fair hosts a number of trade shows such as Art Cologne, imm Cologne, Gamescom, and the Photokina.
Art Cologne is an art fair held annually in Cologne, Germany and was established in 1967 as Kölner Kunstmarkt.

Battle of Cologne

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In 716, Charles Martel commanded an army for the first time and suffered the only defeat of his life when Chilperic II, King of Neustria, invaded Austrasia and the city fell to him in the Battle of Cologne.
The Battle of Cologne was fought near the city of Köln (English: Cologne) (now part of Germany) in the year 716.

Trade fair

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The Cologne Trade Fair hosts a number of trade shows such as Art Cologne, imm Cologne, Gamescom, and the Photokina.

Battle of Worringen

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Following the Battle of Worringen in 1288, Cologne gained its independence from the archbishops and became a Free City.
The Battle of Worringen was fought on 5 June 1288 near the town of Worringen (also spelled Woeringen), which is now the northernmost borough of Cologne.

Ripuarian language

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It is the largest city in the Central Franconian and Ripuarian dialect areas.
It is spoken in the Rhineland south of the Benrath line — from northwest of Düsseldorf and Cologne to Aachen in the west and to Waldbröl in the east.

German Sport University Cologne

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There are many institutions of higher education in the city, most notably the University of Cologne (Universität zu Köln), one of Europe's oldest and largest universities, the Technical University of Cologne (Technische Hochschule Köln), Germany's largest university of applied sciences, and the German Sport University Cologne (Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln), Germany's only sport university.
German Sport University Cologne (German: Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln, DSHS), founded in 1947, is a sport university in Cologne, Germany.

Aachen

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Cologne was part of the French Département Roer (named after the river Roer, German: Rur) with Aachen (French: Aix-la-Chapelle) as its capital.
Aachen is the westernmost city in Germany, located near the borders with Belgium and the Netherlands, 61 km west south west of Cologne in a former coal-mining area.

Saint Ursula

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Besides the three magi Cologne preserves the relics of Saint Ursula and Albertus Magnus.
There is little definite information about her and the anonymous group of holy virgins who accompanied her and on some uncertain date were killed at Cologne.

Electorate of Cologne

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In order to weaken the secular nobility, who threatened his power, Otto endowed Bruno and his successors on the bishop's see with the prerogatives of secular princes, thus establishing the Electorate of Cologne, formed by the temporal possessions of the archbishopric and included in the end a strip of territory along the left Bank of the Rhine east of Jülich, as well as the Duchy of Westphalia on the other side of the Rhine, beyond Berg and Mark.
The capital of the electorate was Cologne.

Cologne sewerage system

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Parts of the original Roman sewers are preserved underneath the city, with the new sewerage system having opened in 1890.
The sewerage system of Cologne is part of the water infrastructure serving Cologne, Germany.

Charles Martel

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In 716, Charles Martel commanded an army for the first time and suffered the only defeat of his life when Chilperic II, King of Neustria, invaded Austrasia and the city fell to him in the Battle of Cologne.
To prevent Charles using this unrest to his own advantage, Plectrude had him imprisoned in Cologne, the city which was intended to be her capital.

Brühl (Rhineland)

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Thus they took up residence in Bonn and later in Brühl on the Rhine.
It is located in the district of Rhine-Erft, 20 km south of the Cologne city center and at the edge of the Rhineland Nature Park, a famous nature reserve.

Holy Roman Empire

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These soldiers were part of the Army of the Holy Roman Empire ("Reichskontingent") and fought in the wars of the 17th and 18th century, including the wars against revolutionary France, when the small force was almost completely wiped out in combat.
In a decree following the 1512 Diet of Cologne, the name was changed to the "Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation" (Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation, Sacrum Imperium Romanum Nationis Germanicæ), a form first used in a document in 1474.