North Rhine-Westphalia

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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

North Rhine-Westphalia (German: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Low Franconian: Noordrien-Wesfale, Low German: Noordrhien-Westfalen, Kölsch: Noodrhing-Wäßßfaale) 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, while the city with the most inhabitants is Cologne.

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North Rhine-Westphalia is divided into five government regions:

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