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North Rhine-Westphalia

To the west of Germany , the state of North Rhine -Westphalia is located approximately 17.5 million inhabitants. The state capital with a population of nearly 600,000 is Dusseldorf . This state belongs to Germany since 1949 , formerly it was part of the British occupation forces . In the center of North Rhine- Westphalia the Rhine-Ruhr conurbation is one of the largest metropolitan regions with approximately 10 million inhabitants. North Rhine -Westphalia has a share of 20 % of gross domestic product , the state brings the highest for Germany ‘s economic performance. The state is bordered by Lower Saxony , Hesse, the Rhineland-Palatinate, to the Netherlands and Belgium. As regards the transport network in North Rhine -Westphalia , this is one the world’s one of the densest networks. The Cologne station Eifeltor is the largest container transshipment station in Germany , at least for the combined freight traffic, but also the station Hagen- porch is one of the largest and bestausgebautesten marshalling yards in Germany. The harbor in Duisburg as the Düsseldorf airport also an important traffic point . As for art and culture in this state , so the promotion is even prescribed as a national objective in the state constitution . North Rhine- Westphalia is known for its support of cultural and artistic projects , which is why the country can have about 30,000 artists . Especially Cologne and Dusseldorf are known for the art trade and valuable collections , including the Art Cologne ( German largest art fair ) is located in this state . Especially the mountain regions attract many visitors from abroad , but also holidaymakers find in North Rhine -Westphalia rest and relaxation. The state of North Rhine -Westphalia may have some of the highest foreign investment , not for nothing that the subject companies such as Metro, the German Telekom , ALDI and Bayer AG their company site.

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