Karlsruhe[-ro̵̅o̅ ə; E, -ro̵̅o̅ ə]
city in SW Germany, on the Rhine, in the state of Baden-Württemberg: pop. 279,000
A city of southwest Germany on the Rhine River west-northwest of Stuttgart. Founded in 1715, it was badly damaged in World War II. The rebuilt city is an industrial, judicial, and cultural center.