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State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Location of state of North Rhine-Westphalia on a map

North Rhine-Westphalia is a state found in the nation of Germany. Home to 17,538,251 people, it is the 1st largest division in Germany in terms of population.

North Rhine-Westphalia gained its current status as a state in the year 1949. The government of North Rhine-Westphalia is lead by Hannelore Kraft and is based in the state capital of Dusseldorf (Population: 573,057).

The most populous cities in North Rhine-Westphalia are: Koeln (Population: 963,395), Essen (Population: 593,085), Dortmund (Population: 588,462), Dusseldorf (Population: 573,057), Duisburg (Population: 504,358).

North Rhine-Westphalia State - Quick Facts

Country Germany
Region Type State
ISO Code DE_NW
Time Zone CEST
Year of Establishment 1949
Capital Dusseldorf (Population: 573,057)
Head of Government Hannelore Kraft
Total Population 17,538,251
Total Area 34,083 sq km (13,160 sq miles)
Population Density 514.6 sq km (1,332.7 sq miles)
This page was last modified on July 24, 2015.

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