Cologne (region)

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Cologne

Regierungsbezirk Köln
Map of North Rhine-Westphalia highlighting the Regierungsbezirk of Cologne
Map of North Rhine-Westphalia highlighting the Regierungsbezirk of Cologne
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Region seatCologne
Area
 • Total7,364.71 km2 (2,843.53 sq mi)
Population
(31 December 2016)[1]
 • Total4,439,416
 • Density600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Websitebezreg-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-Kreis
  8. Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis
  1. Aachen
  2. Bonn
  3. Cologne
  4. Leverkusen

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-02-24.

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