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Expats relocating to the Ruhr Metropolis will notice many contradictions. For instance, in spite of the desires of several, at times high ranking, people, the Ruhr region does not possess a capital. Numerous locals have gathered together and formed organisations to promote such an idea but to no avail. One organisation is slowly making headway.

The list of cities includes the three largest Dortmund, Essen and Duisburg. Others are Mülheim an der Ruhr, Oberhausen, Gelsenkirchen, Bochum, Recklinghausen, Hagen and Hamm.

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Socialising in the Ruhr

Staying in touch and getting together with others living in a similar situation can be important. Expat groups in social media are highly valuable sources for connecting. Socialising in the Ruhr Metropolis can include events, international clubs or heading for a popular spot to meet international residents.