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Barmen, a town in the district of Elberfeld, Rhenish Prussia. It stretches in a series of hamlets for six miles along the Wupper Valley, and is remarkable for the rapid development of several industries, such as the weaving and dyeing of silks, cottons, and ribbons, and the manufacture of plated and polished metal goods. It is a great centre of Protestantism.