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Where is Bochum

Bochum is a city located in the Ruhr area of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated in the western part of the country and is part of the larger Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region. Bochum has a history rooted in coal and steel industries, like many cities in the Ruhr area, but it has undergone significant transformation in recent decades.

Bochum Location Map, Germany

StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionArnsberg
DistrictUrban district
Coordinates51°28′55″N 07°12′57″E
Area145.4 km2 (56.1 sq mi)
Population 363,441
Density2,500/km2 (6,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes44701-44894
Dialling codes0234, 02327
Vehicle registrationBO, WAT