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Worms (pop. 71,827), city in southwestern Germany, situated on the Rhine River. Its main industries include the manufacture of chemicals, furniture, leather goods, and machinery. It is also a famous wine producer. Founded in 14 B.C. by Roman soldiers, Worms has a Romanesque cathedral that dates from the 1000s, and what may be Europe's oldest Jewish cemetery, also from the 1000s.

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