North Rhine-Westphalia

[rahyn-west-fey-lee-uh, -feyl-yuh] /ˈraɪn wɛstˈfeɪ li ə, -ˈfeɪl yə/

a state in W Germany; formerly a part of Rhine province. 13,154 sq. mi. (34,070 sq. km).
Capital: Düsseldorf.
a state of W Germany: formed in 1946 by the amalgamation of the Prussian province of Westphalia with the N part of the Prussian Rhine province and later with the state of Lippe; part of West Germany until 1990: highly industrialized. Capital: Düsseldorf. Pop: 18 080 000 (2003 est). Area: 34 039 sq km (13 142 sq miles) German name Nordrhein-Westfalen


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