North Rhine-Westphalia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
North Rhine Westphalia
State of Germany
Flag of North Rhine Westphalia
Coat of arms of North Rhine Westphalia
Coat of arms
Deutschland Lage von Nordrhein-Westfalen.svg
Coordinates: 51°25′38″N 7°39′50″E / 51.4273°N 7.6639°E / 51.4273; 7.6639Coordinates: 51°25′38″N 7°39′50″E / 51.4273°N 7.6639°E / 51.4273; 7.6639
Country Germany
Capital Düsseldorf
 • Minister President Hannelore Kraft (SPD)
 • Governing parties SPD / Greens
 • Total 34,084 km2 (13,160 sq mi)
 • Total 18,033,000
 • Density 529.075/km2 (1,370.30/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

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.

Districts[change | change source]

North Rhine-Westphalia is divided into five government regions:

History of North Rhine-Westphalia[change | change source]

Cities in North Rhine-Westphalia[change | change source]