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
|Year of Establishment||1949|
|Capital||Dusseldorf (Population: 573,057)|
|Head of Government||Hannelore Kraft|
|Total Area||34,083 sq km (13,160 sq miles)|
|Population Density||514.6 sq km (1,332.7 sq miles)|
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