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Hamm

[hahm] /hɑm/
noun
1.
a city in North Rhine–Westphalia, in W Germany.
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Hamm

/German ham/
noun
1.
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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Encyclopedia Article for 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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