North Rhine Westphalia

North Rhine-Westphalia is the most populous state in Western Germany. It is known as Germany’s powerhouse for its large economy and its history in coal mining. The area has produced a down to earth kind of people and gave rise to traditional foods like pumpernickel, a dark rye bread, and Westphalian ham.

The densely populated federated state comprises large cities like urban Cologne, the state capital Düsseldorf with its fashion industry and other cities predominantly located in the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan area. It is also famous for its football clubs Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04.

North Rhine-Westphalia is located in Western Germany and covers 34,110 km². Is has 17.926 million inhabitants.

  • 17.925.570 inhabitants
  • 34.110 km²
  • 58 student cities
  • 151 universities
  • 5.077 degree programms
  • Aachen
    (Foto: ilolab / Shutterstock.com)
    • 248.960 inhabitants
    • 6 universities
    • 275 degree programms
  • Ahaus
    Oliver Hoffmann/shutterstock.com
    • 38.753 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 2 degree programms
  • Alfter bei Bonn
    „Alfter (02)“ von Prof. emeritus Hans Schneider (Geyersberg) - Eigenes Werk. Lizenziert unter CC BY 3.0 über Wikimedia Commons.
    • 23.003 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 19 degree programms
  • Bad Honnef
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    • 25.812 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 3 degree programms
  • Bergisch Gladbach
    Julia Sergeeva / Shutterstock.com
    • 111.366 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 7 degree programms
  • Bielefeld
    MarciMarc105/pixabay
    • 334.195 inhabitants
    • 6 universities
    • 281 degree programms
  • Bocholt
    Bocholt At Night von Isengardt lizensiert durch CC BY 2.0
    • 70.856 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 21 degree programms
  • Bochum
    shutterstock.com/riekephotos
    • 365.587 inhabitants
    • 11 universities
    • 266 degree programms
  • Bonn
    Matyas Rehak / Shutterstock.com
    • 329.673 inhabitants
    • 5 universities
    • 26 degree programms
  • Bottrop
    „Studienzentrum Bottrop der Fernuni Hagen“ von noebse - Eigenes Werk. Lizenziert unter CC BY-SA 3.0 über Wikimedia Commons.
    • 116.055 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 13 degree programms
  • Brühl
    pixabay/Thomas B.
    • 44.029 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 27 degree programms
  • Detmold
    Detmold: Rathaus von Ludger1961 lizensiert durch CC BY-SA 3.0
    • 74.254 inhabitants
    • 2 universities
    • 40 degree programms
  • Dortmund
    InstagramFOTOGRAFIN/pixabay
    • 588.250 inhabitants
    • 7 universities
    • 368 degree programms
  • Duisburg
    MichaelGaida/pixabay
    • 498.686 inhabitants
    • 3 universities
    • 82 degree programms
  • Düsseldorf
    (Foto: Dusseldorf-27 von David Blaikie lizensiert durch CC BY 2.0)
    • 621.877 inhabitants
    • 14 universities
    • 305 degree programms
  • Essen
    Von Wiki05 - Eigenes Werk, Gemeinfrei, Link
    • 582.760 inhabitants
    • 4 universities
    • 326 degree programms
  • Gelsenkirchen
    (Foto: Ververidis Vasilis / Shutterstock.com)
    • 259.645 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 49 degree programms
  • Gummersbach
    Von Salva88 - Eigenes Werk, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link
    • 50.412 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 19 degree programms
  • Gütersloh
    Berlinder Platz Guetersloh Prodous von Uwe Steinkolk lizensiert durch CC BY-SA 2.5
    • 100.861 inhabitants
    • 2 universities
    • 20 degree programms
  • Hagen
    Panorama von Hagen in Westfalen, aufgenommen von Hügeln des Hagener Stadtwaldes Richtung Norden. Links im Bild ist der Bismarckturm zu sehen. (Juli 2010, Position: 51°20'38.82
    • 188.686 inhabitants
    • 3 universities
    • 55 degree programms
  • Hamm
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    • 179.916 inhabitants
    • 2 universities
    • 13 degree programms
  • Heiligenhaus
    Von Kungfuman - photographed by myself (Kungfuman), CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1152456
    • 25.793 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 13 degree programms
  • Hennef
    Von Tohma (talk) - Eigenes Werk, GFDL, Link
    • 45.806 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 1 degree programms
  • Herford
    (Foto: Marc Venema / Shutterstock.com)
    • 66.638 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 14 degree programms
  • Höxter
    Historisches Rathaus Höxter (Fachwerkhaus, 13. Jahrhundert, Renaissance), Deutschland von Spunky lizensiert durch public domain
    • 28.808 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 9 degree programms
  • Iserlohn
    Alter Rathausplatz in Iserlohn. von Asio otus lizensiert durch CC BY-SA 3.0
    • 92.174 inhabitants
    • 2 universities
    • 30 degree programms
  • Jülich
    Von KlausMiniwolf - Eigenes Werk, CC-BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44860733
    • 32.601 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 34 degree programms
  • Kamp-Lintfort
    „Kamp lintfort kloster kamp panorama 090605“ von Hans Peter Schaefer (http://www.reserv-a-rt.de/) - Eigenes Werk (own photography). Lizenziert unter CC BY-SA 3.0 über Wikimedia Commons.
    • 36.973 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 12 degree programms
  • Kleve
    • 48.172 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 23 degree programms
  • Köln
    music4life/pixabay
    • 1.087.863 inhabitants
    • 22 universities
    • 748 degree programms
  • Krefeld
    Wasserburg Linn, Kefeld, Niederrhein von Polybert49 lizensiert durch CC BY-SA 2.0
    • 227.417 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 51 degree programms
  • Lemgo
    neufal54/pixabay
    • 40.808 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 37 degree programms
  • Leverkusen
    Guenter Albers / Shutterstock.com
    • 163.487 inhabitants
    • 2 universities
    • 12 degree programms
  • Lippstadt
    Marc Venema / Shutterstock.com
    • 66.100 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 11 degree programms
  • Lüdenscheid
    StephanieAlbert/pixabay
    • 232.539 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 2 degree programms
  • Marl
    Von Nordenfan - Eigenes Werk, CC-BY-SA 4.0, Link
    • 83.634 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 0 degree programms
  • Meschede
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    • 29.786 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 15 degree programms
  • Mettmann
    Lutz Wulfestieg / Shutterstock.com
    • 35.291 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 7 degree programms
  • Minden
    travelpeter/shutterstock.com
    • 81.716 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 12 degree programms
  • Mönchengladbach
    Trygve Finkelsen / Shutterstock.com
    • 255.430 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 48 degree programms
  • Mülheim an der Ruhr
    Stadt Mülheim an der Ruhr
    • 166.640 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 32 degree programms
  • Münster
    • 315.293 inhabitants
    • 6 universities
    • 357 degree programms
  • Neuss
    Axel Fischer / Shutterstock.com
    • 152.252 inhabitants
    • 3 universities
    • 35 degree programms
  • Paderborn
    Sina Ettmer Photography/shutterstock.com
    • 143.575 inhabitants
    • 4 universities
    • 247 degree programms
  • Pulheim
    „JunkerburgGeyen“ von User Harald Hillemanns - Eigenes Werk. Lizenziert unter CC BY-SA 3.0 über Wikimedia Commons.
    • 53.019 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 10 degree programms
  • Recklinghausen
    Chris Hoff/shutterstock.com
    • 115.320 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 18 degree programms
  • Rheinbach
    Von Klaus Graf - German Wikipedia, CC BY 2.0, Link
    • 26.790 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 12 degree programms
  • Rheine
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    • 74.852 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 7 degree programms
  • Sankt Augustin
    Foto des Sankt Augustiner Zentrums, Blick über die Rathausallee, ganz links die Mewasseret-Zion-Brücke und der HUMA-Einkaufspark, daneben das Rathaus, rechts die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. von Stefan Knauf lizensiert durch public domain
    • 54.109 inhabitants
    • 2 universities
    • 29 degree programms
  • Siegen
    Von dima - Apollo-Theater Siegen, Gemeinfrei, Link
    • 99.261 inhabitants
    • 2 universities
    • 268 degree programms
  • Soest
    (Foto: Marc Venema / Shutterstock.com)
    • 46.685 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 24 degree programms
  • Steinfurt
    Marc Venema/shutterstock.com
    • 33.327 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 51 degree programms
  • Unna
    Von User Smial on de.wikipedia - Eigenes Werk, CC BY-SA 2.0 de, Link
    • 59.015 inhabitants
    • 2 universities
    • 7 degree programms
  • Warburg
    shutterstock.com/Tobias Arhelger
    • 23.391 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 0 degree programms
  • Wermelskirchen
    Von Uwe Barghaan, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42206103
    • 34.504 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 2 degree programms
  • Wesel
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    • 60.070 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 5 degree programms
  • Witten
    Rathaus von Witten von Mathias Bigge lizensiert durch CC BY-SA 2.5
    • 96.136 inhabitants
    • 1 university
    • 14 degree programms
  • Wuppertal
    (Foto: Electric Egg / Shutterstock.com)
    • 342.885 inhabitants
    • 5 universities
    • 281 degree programms

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