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Refered to in Dutch as the Ruhr Pot. Was surprised not to see Roermond included.

RE: Citation needed for # of inhabitants: I could only find a german online source for that ( This is from Network Of Germany Metroplitan Regions and seems trustworthy. The latest numbers are from 2004, put the region at 11.5 Mio. inhabitants and refer to the European Metropolitan Region Rhine-Ruhr as defined by the Conference of education ministers (KMK) in Germany which seems to be the only official definition of the area. Also the source at the end of the article, refering to the megacities project at the university of Cologne, is misleading since the area is not considered a megacity, only the northern part (Rhine-Ruhr North, Ruhrgebiet) is listed at the megacities site.
RE: Roermond: Most sources seem to limit the area to german cities, I've found some sites mentioning Venlo as belonging to a larger Rhine-Ruhr Area (whatever that may be).
I'm a noob here, so my question is how to proceed? --HolyLAN 13:10, 20 November 2006 (UTC) doesn't use the official borders but includes Kreise as a whole to have more comparable data. That means 11.5 Mio. inhabitants is wrong. -- 22:20, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

you were looking at population tables that exclude Düsseldorf and surrounding towns. Moreover the reffered link does not relate to the official borders of Landesentwicklungsplan NRW 1995 (LEP). The above mentioned 11.8 Mio also do corresponde to the 11.7 Mio for 2003 by (talk) 12:27, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

The article should be renamed[edit]

A more appropriate title is Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region, as Rhine-Ruhr only refers to the two rivers, not to the metropolitan region. Wikiwiserick (talk) 00:48, 16 August 2010 (UTC)