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North Rhine–Westphalia

geographical name \ˈnȯrt-ˌrīn-ˌvest-ˈfä-lən\

Definition of North Rhine–Westphalia

  1. state of Germany & formerly of W. Germany formed 1946 by union of former Westphalia province, Lippe state, & N Rhine Province ∗ Düsseldorf area 13,142 square miles (34,038 square kilometers), pop 17,349,700



Variants of north rhine–westphalia

or G Nord·rhein–West·fa·len play \ˈnȯrt-ˌrīn-ˌvest-ˈfä-lən\

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