Düsseldorf (region)

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Regierungsbezirk Düsseldorf
Regierungsbezirk
Map of North Rhine-Westphalia highlighting the  Regierungsbezirk of Regierungsbezirk Düsseldorf
Map of North Rhine-Westphalia highlighting the Regierungsbezirk of Regierungsbezirk Düsseldorf
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Region seat Düsseldorf
Area
 • Total 5,289.81 km2 (2,042.41 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 5,081,061
 • Density 960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Website bezreg-duesseldorf.nrw.de

Düsseldorf is one of the five Regierungsbezirke of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the north-west of the country. It covers the western part of the Ruhr Area, as well as the Niederrheinische Tiefebene, the lower Rhine area. It is the most populated of all German administrative areas of the kind. It's the only area in Germany where the traditional dialects are Low Franconian, rather than Low German or High German.

It was created as a subdivision of the Prussian Rhineland when Prussia reformed its internal administration in 1815. In 1822 the Regierungsbezirk Kleve was incorporated into Regierungbezirk Düsseldorf.

Kreise
(districts)
Kreisfreie Städte
(district-free towns)
  1. Cleves (Kleve)
  2. Mettmann
  3. Neuss
  4. Viersen
  5. Wesel
  1. Duisburg
  2. Düsseldorf
  3. Essen
  4. Krefeld
  5. Mönchengladbach
  6. Mülheim
  7. Oberhausen
  8. Remscheid
  9. Solingen
  10. Wuppertal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 31 July 2013. 

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Coordinates: 51°25′N 6°40′E / 51.42°N 6.67°E / 51.42; 6.67