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MEIDERICH

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 82 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MEIDERICH, a town of Germany, in the Prussian Rhine province, 21 m. by rail N.E. of Ruhrort, whose river harbour is in great part within its confines. Pop. (1905), 40,822. Iron and steel works, coal-mines, saw-mills, brickworks, and machine-shops furnish the principal occupations of the inhabitants. Meiderich, which is first mentioned in 874, was united with Duisburg in 1905. See Graeber, Tausendjahrige Geschichte von Meiderich (1893).
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