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Nordrhein-Westfalen state is the unification of Rhineland and Westphalia, which were a part of Prussia in 1946. Dusseldorf being the capital, the state at present is run by an association of Social Democrats and Greens.

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North Rhine-Westphalia


Located in the western part of the country, North Rhine-Westphalia is Germany's fourth largest area by population. Comprising a population of some 18 million inhabitants, North Rhine-Westphalia is the most populated state of the country. Some of the cities in the state have come to be quite well known in other across the globe. The state comprises four out of ten biggest cities in Germany. These four are: Cologne, the largest city in the state; Düsseldorf, the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, Dortmund, and Essen.

Though history of the region of the state can be traced back to ancient times but the state of North Rhine-Westphalia came into existence in 1946. The former parts of Prussia - North Rhine and Westphalia, and the Free State of Lippe were merged into a single entity to create the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The North Rhine-Westphalia is blessed with a spectacular landscape and offers numerous attractions to visitors which range from sightseeing and river cruise to shopping and eating out. Some places that are worth visiting in North Rhine-Westphalia include the Botanical Gardens Flora in Cologne, Rhine Tower in Dusseldorf, Treasury of Aachen Cathedral in Aachen, Wallraf-Richartz Museum in Cologne just to name a few. You can also visit the Cologne Christmas Market, which will be held from November 21, 2016, to December 23, 2016. People visit the market from all over the world to have a glimpse at the various high quality art products on display and to gorge on the culinary delights.

Getting to North Rhine-Westphalia is quite easy as there are a number of airports here that provide connectivity to prominent cities in Germany as well as around the world. Some of the prominent airports in the state include Dusseldorf Airport, Cologne-Bonn Airport, and Dortmund Airport. The state is also well-connected by rail as many ICE high speed lines run through it. You can also travel by bus as there are many international bus lines that have stops in many prominent cities of North Rhine-Westphalia.

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  Districts in Nordrhein-Westfalen  
DistrictAbbreviationCapitalPopulationArea(km.²)
AachenACAachen539,515707
BielefeldBEBielefeld326,870258
BochumBCBochum362,286146
BonnBNBonn305,765141
BorkenBRBorken363,7541,419
BottropBTBottrop117,311101
CoesfeldCECoesfeld215,2691,110
DortmundDDDortmund571,143281
DuisburgDIDuisburg488,468233
DürenDRDüren258,761941
DüsseldorfDSDüsseldorf586,291217
Ennepe-Ruhr-KreisERSchwelm326,050408
EssenESEssen566,201210
EuskirchenEKEuskirchen187,9391,249
GelsenkirchenGLGelsenkirchen258,766105
GüterslohGTGütersloh350,419967
HagenHGHagen187,944160
HammHMHamm176,037226
HeinsbergHIHeinsberg248,161628
HerfordHFHerford250,704450
HerneHRHerne155,16051
HochsauerlandkreisHCMeschede266,5111,959
HöxterHXHöxter145,6791,200
KleveKVKleve300,9901,232
KölnKOKöln1,005,775405
KrefeldKFKrefeld222,247138
LeverkusenLVLeverkusen158,98479
LippeLPDetmold348,6811,246
Märkischer KreisMKLüdenscheid423,8181,059
MettmannMTMettmann477,777407
Minden-LübbeckeMLMinden312,1691,152
MönchengladbachMGMönchengladbach255,188170
Mülheim an der RuhrMRMülheim an der Ruhr166,86591
MünsterMNMünster289,576303
Oberbergischer KreisOKGummersbach273,011919
OberhausenOEOberhausen210,21577
OlpeOPOlpe136,490711
PaderbornPDPaderborn294,6021,246
RecklinghausenRCRecklinghausen619,382760
RemscheidRMRemscheid110,70875
Rhein-Erft-KreisREBergheim451,515705
Rheinisch-Bergischer KreisRBBergisch Gladbach278,182437
Rhein-Kreis NeussRNNeuss437,393576
Rhein-Sieg-KreisRSSiegburg578,2521,153
Siegen-WittgensteinSWSiegen276,8341,132
SoestSOSoest296,8751,328
SolingenSLSolingen155,26590
SteinfurtSFSteinfurt433,6601,793
UnnaUNUnna396,060543
ViersenVEViersen296,176563
WarendorfWRWarendorf273,4771,317
WeselWSWesel460,4201,043
WuppertalWPWuppertal342,661168

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Last Updated : November 15, 2016


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