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Düsseldorf

[doo s-uh l-dawrf; German dys-uh l-dawrf] /ˈdʊs əlˌdɔrf; German ˈdüs əlˌdɔrf/
noun
1.
a port in and the capital of North Rhine–Westphalia, in W Germany, on the Rhine.

North Rhine-Westphalia

[rahyn-west-fey-lee-uh, -feyl-yuh] /ˈraɪn wɛstˈfeɪ li ə, -ˈfeɪl yə/
noun
1.
a state in W Germany; formerly a part of Rhine province. 13,154 sq. mi. (34,070 sq. km).
Capital: Düsseldorf.
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Düsseldorf

/ˈdʊsəlˌdɔːf; German ˈdysəldɔrf/
noun
1.
an industrial city in W Germany, capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, on the Rhine: commercial centre of the Rhine-Ruhr industrial area. Pop: 572 511 (2003 est)

North Rhine-Westphalia

noun
1.
a state of W Germany: formed in 1946 by the amalgamation of the Prussian province of Westphalia with the N part of the Prussian Rhine province and later with the state of Lippe; part of West Germany until 1990: highly industrialized. Capital: Düsseldorf. Pop: 18 080 000 (2003 est). Area: 34 039 sq km (13 142 sq miles) German name Nordrhein-Westfalen
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North Rhine-Westphalia

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 and by the countries of Belgium to the southwest and The Netherlands to the west. The state of North Rhine-Westphalia was created in 1946 through the amalgamation of the former Prussian province of Westphalia and the northern portion of the Prussian Rhine province; the former state of Lippe was incorporated in 1947. (See also Lippe; Rhineland; Westphalia.) The principalities that existed until about 1800 in the area are recalled by regional names: Munsterland in the north, Sauerland in the southeast, and Berg in the vicinity of the cities of Dusseldorf and Cologne. The state capital is Dusseldorf

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