ADVERTISEMENT

Lünen

Lünen lü´nən [key], city (1994 pop. 89,740), North Rhine–Westphalia, N central Germany, on the Lippe River. Its manufactures include iron, copper, metal fittings, textiles, and aluminum. Motor vehicles are assembled there and coal is mined. The city is an important port and rail junction. First mentioned in 1195, Lünen was chartered in 1265 and passed to the counts of Mark in 1302.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: German Political Geography

Browse By Subject

Play Poptropica Worlds

Download Poptropica and play for free!

Explore a limitless universe of uncharted islands
App store
Google Play