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 (gĕl′zən-kîr′kən, -KHən)
A city of west-central Germany in the Ruhr Valley northeast of Essen.
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(German ɡɛlzənˈkɪrçən)
(Placename) an industrial city in W Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia. Pop: 272 445 (2003 est)
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(ˌgɛl zənˈkɪr xən)

a city in W Germany, in the Ruhr valley. 293,542.
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Gelsenkirchen police said the 30-year-old suspect has been 'transferred to a correctional facility'.
I HAVE been meaning to write to you after reading your excellent articles on FC Schalke 04/ Gelsenkirchen.
The German city of Gelsenkirchen, located in North Rhine-Westphalia, has voiced ambitious plans aimed at helping Bulgarian and Romanian immigrants integrate.
Nearly 20000 people watched the biggest Turkish Festival 'TURKIS' which organized German city of Gelsenkirchen.
Until the start of the quarter-finals yesterday, the most valuable ticket was for the Mexico-Portugal group-stage match at Gelsenkirchen. I saw one ticket change hands for e2,00 (about pounds 1,350).
The population of Gelsenkirchen is 269,281, and Newcastle's is very similar at 269,500.
RACEGOERS at Newmarket tomorrow may be denied the opportunity to see England's quarter-final clash with Portugal, but officials at the racecourse in the German town of Gelsenkirchen, where the match is being staged, are throwing open their doors, writes Paul Eacott
The Brazilian has just signed for German side Schalke 04, but told a Berlin radio station he was not too enamoured with Gelsenkirchen, where Schalke play their home games.
At Gelsenkirchen the entrance is flanked to left by the cafeteria and to the right by the library, with music rooms and chapel above.
has finalized a takeover of the polyolefin activities of Vestolen Gmbh (Gelsenkirchen, Germany).