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North Rhine-Westphalia

North Rhine-Westphalia
NameNorth Rhine-Westphalia
German NameNordrhein-Westfalen
State CoaCoat of arms of North Rhine-Westfalia.svg
FlagFlag of North Rhine-Westphalia.svg
Flag2Flag of North Rhine-Westphalia.svg
CapitalDüsseldorf
Area34084.13
Key05
Population17920000
Pop Date2009-1-31
GDP541,07
GDP Year2008
GDP PPP Per Capita-30,193
Websitewww.nrw.de
Leader TitleMinister-Präsident
LeaderHannelore Kraft
Leader PartySPD
Ruling Party1SPD
Ruling Party2Green
Votes6
NUTSDEA
Iso RegionDE-NW
Latd51|latm=28|longd=7|longm=33
DateSeptember 2010

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North Rhine-Westphalia ( -deˈnɔɐ̯tʁaɪn vɛstˈfaːlənDe-Nordrhein-Westfalen is the westernmost, most populous, and economically most powerful state of Germany with four of the country's ten largest cities. The state was a merger of the north part of the Rhineland, Westphalia and Lippe its capital is Düsseldorf. The state is currently run by a Red-green alliance with the Social Democrats as the senior coalition partner and The Greens as the junior coalition partner. The Christian Democrats won the most votes at the last election.


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