North Rhine-Westphalia
or German Nordrhein-Westfalen geographical name state of Germany & formerly of West Germany formed 1946 by union of former Westphalia province, Lippe state, & N Rhine Province capital Düsseldorf area 13,142 square miles (34,038 square kilometers), population 17,349,700

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  • North Rhine-Westphalia — [nôrth′ rīn΄ west fā′lē ə, nôrth′ rin΄ westfāl′yə] state of W Germany: 13,156 sq mi (34,074 sq km); pop. 17,816,000; cap. Düsseldorf …   English World dictionary

  • North Rhine-Westphalia — NRW redirects here. For other uses, see NRW (disambiguation). North Rhine Westphalia Nordrhein Westfalen   State of Germany   …   Wikipedia

  • North Rhine–Westphalia — ▪ state, Germany German  Nordrhein Westfalen        Land (state) of western Germany. It is bordered by the states of Lower Saxony to the north and northeast, Hessen to the east, and Rhineland Palatinate to the south …   Universalium

  • North Rhine-Westphalia — Admin ASC 1 Code Orig. name North Rhine Westphalia Country and Admin Code DE.07 DE …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II

  • North Rhine-Westphalia — North′ Rhine′ Westpha′lia n. geg a state in W Germany. 17,816,079; 13,154 sq. mi. (34,070 sq. km) Cap.: Düsseldorf German, Nordrhein Westfalen …   From formal English to slang

  • North Rhine-Westphalia — /ruyn west fay lee euh, fayl yeuh/ a state in W Germany; formerly a part of Rhine province. 16,874,000; 13,154 sq. mi. (34,070 sq. km). Cap.: Düsseldorf. German, Nordrhein Westfalen. * * * …   Universalium

  • North Rhine-Westphalia — /nɔθ raɪn wɛstˈfeɪliə/ (say nawth ruyn west fayleeuh) noun a state in western Germany (formerly in West Germany); formerly a part of Rhine province. 34 066 km2. Capital: Düsseldorf. German, Nordrhein Westfalen …   Australian English dictionary

  • North Rhine-Westphalia — /ruyn west fay lee euh, fayl yeuh/ a state in W Germany; formerly a part of Rhine province. 16,874,000; 13,154 sq. mi. (34,070 sq. km). Cap.: Düsseldorf. German, Nordrhein Westfalen …   Useful english dictionary

  • North Rhine-Westphalia — noun One of the component states of Germany according to the current administrative division of the nation …   Wiktionary

  • North Rhine-Westphalia state election, 2005 — 2000 ← 22 May 2005 → 2010 …   Wikipedia

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