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North Rhine-Westphalia

state of Germany

North Rhine-Westphalia (German: Nordrhein-Westfalen) is the federal state (Bundesland) with the highest population in Germany. It is in the western part of Germany and has 18,033,000 inhabitants. The capital is Düsseldorf.

North Rhine-Westphalia

Nordrhein-Westfalen
Flag of North Rhine-Westphalia
Flag
Coat of arms of North Rhine-Westphalia
Coat of arms
Deutschland Lage von Nordrhein-Westfalen.svg
CountryGermany
CapitalDüsseldorf
Government
 • Minister PresidentArmin Laschet (CDU)
 • Governing partiesCDU / FDP
Area
 • Total34,084 km2 (13,160 sq mi)
Population
 • Total18,033,000
 • Density530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitenrw.de

DistrictsEdit

North Rhine-Westphalia is divided into five government regions:

History of North Rhine-WestphaliaEdit

Cities in North Rhine-WestphaliaEdit