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North Rhine-Westphalia

Coat of arms North Rhine-Westphalia

North Rhine–Westphalia (German: Nordrhein–Westfalen [ˈnɔɐ̯tʁaɪn vɛstˈfaːlən]) is the most populous state of Germany, with four of the country's ten largest cities. The state was formed in 1946 as a merger of the northern Rhineland and Westphalia, both formerly part of Prussia. Its capital is Düsseldorf.