Cologne (region)

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Cologne
Regierungsbezirk Köln
Regierungsbezirk
Map of North Rhine-Westphalia highlighting the  Regierungsbezirk of Cologne
Map of North Rhine-Westphalia highlighting the Regierungsbezirk of Cologne
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Region seat Cologne
Area
 • Total 7,364.71 km2 (2,843.53 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2013)[1]
 • Total 4,333,015
 • Density 590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Website bezreg-koeln.nrw.de

Cologne is one of the five governmental districts of the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is located in the south-west of that state and covers the hills of the Eifel as well as the Bergisches Land.

It was created in 1815, when Prussia reorganised its internal administration. In 1972 the Regierungsbezirk Aachen was incorporated.

Kreise
(districts)
Kreisfreie Städte
(district-free towns)
  1. Aachen
  2. Düren
  3. Euskirchen
  4. Heinsberg
  5. Oberbergischer Kreis
  6. Rhein-Erft-Kreis
  7. Rhein-Sieg
  8. Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis
  1. Aachen
  2. Bonn
  3. Cologne
  4. Leverkusen

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 4 September 2014. 

Coordinates: 50°50′N 6°55′E / 50.83°N 6.92°E / 50.83; 6.92