North Rhine-Westphalia is located in western Germany covering an area of 34,084 square kilometres (13,160 sq mi). With a population of 17.9 million, it is the most populous state in Germany. It is also the most densely populated German state apart from the city-states of Berlin, Bremen, and Hamburg, and the fourth-largest by area. Düsseldorf is the state capital and Cologne is the largest city. North Rhine-Westphalia features four of Germany's 10 largest cities: Düsseldorf, Cologne, Dortmund, and Essen, and the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan area, the largest in Germany and the third-largest on the European continent. of Rhine Province (North Rhine). North Rhine-Westphalia became a state of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1949, and the city of Bonn served as the federal capital until the reunification of Germany in 1990.
In the 1950s and 1960s, Westphalia was known as Land of coal and steel. the Ruhr was one of the most important industrial regions in Europe. chemical indusries are also identity of NRW now HiTec companies making place for themself. As of June 2014, the unemployment rate is 8.2%, second highest among all western German states.
North Rhine-Westphalia is located in western Germany covering an area of 34,084 square kilo, Germans in gernal and the people f this province in particular eager to live healthy that's why they invest milions of euro constructed extra track for bikes and joggers. one can experience biodiversity, wildlife and green suburb of country side