Duisburg is located at the junction of the Rhine and Ruhr rivers in Germany. It is a prominent river port of Europe.

Approximately 200.000 citizens of foreign nationality reside in Duisburg, which accommodates a population of 500.000, and it is known that more than 100.000 of these citizens are of Turkish nationality. Duisburg is the city with the highest number of Turks in Germany after Berlin, Cologne, and Hamburg.

In Duisburg, there is a large mosque called the “Central Mosque” built by Muslims. The Central Mosque has the characteristic of being the largest Muslim place of worship in a non-Muslim country. The carpet in Duisburg Central Mosque was produced in Gaziantep and was presented as a gift to the Duisburg Central Mosque.

The heavy equipment, chemicals, textiles, wood, and metal products are manufactured in Duisburg, which is the center of coal, iron, and steel. Furthermore, the shipbuilding, timber processing, and food industries are also significant.

Gaziantep and Duisburg municipalities have carried out various cooperation in several fields and signed a sister city protocol on 03.06.2005 to develop and sustain these relations.


Various joint projects were conducted within the framework of the Sister City Protocol concluded with Duisburg, Germany in 2005, and the naming of a square in Duisburg as Gaziantep and a boulevard in Gaziantep as Duisburg was approved by both parliaments.

Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality has been actively maintaining its sister city relations with Duisburg, Germany for 15 years. The culture and values of these two cities are exchanged with each other.





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