Hamm

Hamm

[hahm]
noun
a city in North Rhine–Westphalia, in W Germany.
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Hamm (German ham)
 
n
an industrial city in NW Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia: a Hanse town from 1417; severely damaged in World War II. Pop: 184 961 (2003 est)

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hamm

city, North Rhine-Westphalia Land (state), northwestern Germany. It lies along the Lippe and Ahse rivers and the Lippe-Seiten Canal, at the eastern edge of the Ruhr industrial region. Founded in 1226 as the capital of the county of Mark, it was a prosperous member of the Hanseatic League until the wars of the 17th and 18th centuries led to its decline. Hamm was revitalized by the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century.

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