North Rhine-Westphalia

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From North Rhine +‎ Westphalia. The Allied occupation authorities created the state in 1947 by joining the northern half of the Prussian Rhine Province to the province of Westphalia (as well as the small Free State of Lippe).

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North Rhine-Westphalia

  1. The most populous of the 16 component states of Germany, located in the west of the country.

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Divisions of the Federal Republic of Germany in English (layout · text)
Area states: Baden-Württemberg · Bavaria · Brandenburg · Hesse · Lower Saxony · Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania · North Rhine-Westphalia · Rhineland-Palatinate · Saarland · Saxony · Saxony-Anhalt · Schleswig-Holstein · Thuringia
City states: Berlin · Bremen · Hamburg