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Emden - History, Economics, Sports, Famous people from Emden, Naval ships named after the city, Curiosities

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53º22N 7º12E, pop (2001e) 51 900. Seaport in Lower Saxony, W Germany; on the estuary of the R Ems, 74 km/46 mi WNW of Oldenburg; has the most westerly German North Sea harbour, situated at the end of the Dortmund-Ems Canal; ferry service to the island of Borkum; birthplace of Ludolf Backhuysen; shipyards, fisheries.

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