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 North Rhine-Westphalia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
North Rhine-Westphalia is situated in the Western part of Germany and is bordering Belgium and the Netherlands.
North Rhine-Westphalia (German: Nordrhein-Westfalen, usually shortened to: NRW) is - in population and economic output - the largest Federal State of Germany.
In 1947 the former state of Lippe was merged with North Rhine-Westphalia, hence leading to the present borders of the state. /wiki/North_Rhine-Westphalia   (565 words)

 North Rhine-Westphalia - Simple English Wikipedia
North Rhine-Westphalia (German Nordrhein-Westfalen) is a state (Bundesland), with the most population, in Germany.
1946 — Rhine Province, Westphalia and Lippe-Detmold united to North Rhine-Westphalia.
1817 — Westphalia became a province of Prussia. /wiki/NRW   (88 words)

 North Rhine-Westphalia state election, 2005 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The North Rhine-Westphalia state election, 2005, was conducted on May 22, 2005, to elect members to the Landtag (state legislature) of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany.
Following the CDU's loss of a majority in Saxony, this risk was alleviated; however, North Rhine-Westphalia had been governed by the SPD alone or in coalition since 1966, so a defeat there would be perceived as a grave blow to the SPD.
This would be the first non-SPD government in North Rhine-Westphalia since 1966. /wiki/North_Rhine-Westphalia_state_election,_2005   (478 words)

 North Rhine-Westphalia --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Hessen is bounded by the states of Lower Saxony (north), North Rhine-Westphalia (northwest), Rhineland-Palatinate (west), Baden-Württemberg (south), Bavaria (southeast), and Thuringia (east).
It extends between the Emsland (north), the Teutoburg Forest (east), the Lippe River (south), and the Lower Rhine River and the Dutch-German border (west).
It is bordered by The Netherlands and Belgium (west) and by the Länder (states) of Lower Saxony (north), Hesse (east), and Rhineland-Palatinate (south). /eb/article-9056217   (837 words)

 North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany)
An interesting detail from a heraldic point of view in the arms of North Rhine-Westphalia is the German practice of letting the dexter field be turned in courtoisie within the shield, something which is not always made in other countries.
Law and Official Gazette of the Federal State North Rhine-Westphalia 1953, p.
Law and Official Gazette for the Federal State North Rhine-Westphalia 1956, pp. /flag/flags/de-nw.html   (1010 words)

 Germany Travel Info Asia Travel Europe
The longest distance from north to south as the crow flies is 876 kilometers, from west to east 640 kilometers.
The terrace landscape of the Central Uplands in the southwest embraces the upper Rhine valley with the adjacent mountain ranges of the Black Forest, the Oden Forest and Spessart, the Palatinate Forest with the Haardt, and the Swabian-Franconian terrace country with the Alb.
From north to south Germany is divided into five regions with different topographical features: the North German Plain, the Central Upland Range, the terrace panorama of the southwest, the Alpine foothills in the south and the Bavarian Alps. /germany/germanyinfo.html   (1279 words)

 North Rhine-Westphalia on
The state was formed in 1946 through the union of the former Prussian province of Westphalia, the northern part of the former Prussian Rhine Province, and the former state of Lippe.
Premier of the powerful state of North Rhine-Westphalia who was voted out in regional elections in May 2005 that triggered Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's downfall, Steinbrueck
Never before in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany's biggest state, have the Greens been so anxious during the run-up to a party conference. /html/N/NorthR1hi.asp   (971 words)

 North Rhine-Westphalia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The flag of North Rhine-Westphalia is green-white-red with the combined coats of arms of the Prussian Rhine province (white line before green background), Westphalia (the white horse) and Lippe (the red rose).
In 1947 the former state of Lippe was merged with North Rhine-Westphalia, hence leading to the present borders of the state.
The state of North Rhine-Westphalia was established by the British military administration in 1947. /wiki/North_Rhine-Westphalia   (522 words)

 Halle, Saxony-Anhalt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Halle in North Rhine-Westphalia) is the largest town in the German Bundesland of Saxony-Anhalt.
Halle (also called Halle an der Saale in order to distinguish from
Within East Germany Halle's chemical industry, now mainly shut down, had great importance. /wiki/Halle,_Saxony-Anhalt   (522 words)

 Storefront, How To Germany
The state or "Land" North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) is Germany's most concentrated geo-political-cultural experience -- the Nation's "Land of Superlatives and Diversity" - boasting the largest population and the broadest range of refined art and mass culture, from the sublime to the ridiculous, from Classics to pop.
Among foremost highlights to be found in North Rhine Westphalia is the greatest single concentration of private and public radio and tv industry production and transmission facilities.
NRW is bisected by Germany's greatest river, "Father" Rhine, also the site of the Nibelungen Saga. /storefronts/nrw.html   (558 words)

 OpinionJournal - John Fund on the Trail
North Rhine-Westphalia, centered on the industrial Ruhr region of northern Germany, is home to 18 million people and would be the sixth largest economy in the European Union if it were a separate nation.
North Rhine-Westphalia's Social Democratic government has piled up debt in a vain attempt to save jobs in the dying coal and steel industries.
The Christian Democrats, while generally timid on economic reform in North Rhine-Westphalia, proposed to slice those subsidies in half by 2010 and also to give universities greater freedom to charge fees from students. /diary/?id=110006726   (869 words)

 MSN Encarta - North Rhine-Westphalia
North Rhine-Westphalia, state in west central Germany, bounded on the north and northeast by the state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), on the east by...
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 North Rhine Westphalia
The map presenting areas threatened by soil erosion and siltation in North Rhine Westphalia has been created as compartment-contribution of the GLA for the soil protection.
The basis for the evaluation is the ground map of North Rhine Westphalia 1 : 50 000
Maps of the soil region in North Rhine Westphalia /htm/e_61307.htm   (282 words)

 THE BUNDESRAT - North Rhine-Westphalia (Text version)
Further attractions in North Rhine-Westphalia include the capital, Düsseldorf, the attractive and varied countryside and one of the world¿s densest concentrations of cultural institutions; 23 symphony orchestras, 72 theatres and 200 museums are emblematic of North Rhine-Westphalia's unique cultural diversity.
North Rhine-Westphalia is by far the most populous state in Germany, with a total population of around 18.06 million.
A further significant factor for this progress is also the close cooperation between the business world, science and research: 400,000 young people are currently studying in the state's 49 higher education institutions. /Site/Inhalt/EN/4_20L_C3_A4nder/4.1_20L_C3_A4nder-Informationen/4.1.10_20Nordrhein-Westfalen/index,templateId=renderUnterseiteKomplettText.html   (188 words)

 Germany: North Rhine Westphalia government adopts austerity programme
Following their election victory in the state of North Rhine Westphalia on May 22, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and free market Free Democratic Party (FDP) have agreed a programme for their coalition government.
The coalition agreement in North Rhine Westphalia is a clear signal of what can be expected from a CDU-led government at federal level.
Germany: Schröder calls for early federal election after Social Democratic debacle in North Rhine Westphalia /articles/2005/jul2005/nrwe-j15.shtml   (1341 words)

 Federal Foreign Office - Facts about Germany: North Rhine-Westphalia
Almost 52 percent of North Rhine- Westphalia's land area is given over to agriculture, 25 percent is woodlands.
North Rhine-Westphalia is also an important insurance, financial and trade fair location.
Many other towns in the Ruhr region also contribute to the diversity of North Rhine-Westphalia, including Dortmund (588,994 inhabitants), Essen (595,243 inhabitants) and Wuppertal (366,434 inhabitants), with the famed Pina Bausch dance company. /791.0.html   (415 words)

The new Dogs Law North Rhine-Westphalia is to replace the current Act.
The Act called LHV NRW worked satisfactorily to a large extent, decreasing the biting incidents in North-Rhine-Westpahlia and leading to more responsible dog ownership.
By a transitional regulation it is guaranteed that permissions and decisions over the release from the Anlein and muzzle obligation, which were issued on the basis of the LHV NRW, away-apply. /biz6/dogholocaust/NRW.html   (1159 words)

 North Rhine - Westphalia Travel: Deals and travel information for North Rhine - Westphalia, Germany
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North Rhine - Westphalia Travel: Deals and travel information for North Rhine - Westphalia, Germany
Rhine in Flames - Bonn and the Siebengebirge /site/find/World/Europe/Germany/North-Rhine-Westphalia/North-Rhine-Westphalia--travel.html?   (387 words)

 North Rhine Westphalia
North Rhine Westphalia has a greater density of theatres, orchestras and museums than elsewhere in Germany and churches, castles and palaces bulge with art treasures.
In North Rhine-Westphalia dense forests and wide fields alternate with vibrating, pulsating cities.
North Rhine-Westphalia - a country full of contrasts /north_rhine_westphalia.html   (684 words)

 Recklinghausen (district) - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Recklinghausen is a Kreis (district) in the middle of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
The district Recklinghausen is located at the north end of the Ruhr area where it changes from the urban parts into the rural Münsterland.
In 1811 it was added to the earldom Berg, which in 1815 became part of the Prussian province Westphalia. /encyclopedia/Recklinghausen_%28district%29   (256 words)

Westphalia (in German, Westfalen) is a (historic) region in Germany, centred on the cities of Münster, Bielefeld, and Osnabrück and now included in the Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia (and the (south-)west of Lower Saxony).
The present state of North Rhine-Westphalia is composed of the former Prussian province of Westphalia, the northern half of the former Prussian Rhine province, and the former state of Lippe.
Westphalia is roughly the region between the rivers Rhine and Weser, located north of the Ruhr river. /westphalia.html   (369 words)

 Culinary Routes in Germany: North Rhine-Westphalia
- in North Rhine-Westphalia nobody ever had to die of thirst.
At the Lower Rhine and in Düsseldorf "Alt" beer (a dark beer) served in a tumbler is popular.
When you order "Kölschen Kaviar" (Cologne caviar) you will be served a mundane but delicious black pudding. /e/culinary_route_north_rhine_westphalia.html   (369 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Special reports Schröder gambles office on early general election
He said that after yesterday's crushing defeat by the conservatives in North Rhine-Westphalia - where the Social Democrat party (SPD) had held power for 39 years - the basis for his government's policies was no longer there, and he was now seeking the clear support of Germans for his reforms.
Last night Angela Merkel, leader of the main conservative opposition party, the Christian Democrats (CDU), hailed her party's victory in North Rhine-Westphalia as a sensational result, adding: "Early elections would be good for the country.
The issue that appears to have cost him yesterday's regional election was unemployment, which this year passed the 5 million mark. /germany/article/0,2763,1490116,00.html   (631 words)

 BBC NEWS Europe Schroeder 'heads for poll defeat'
And the loss of North Rhine-Westphalia - a key stronghold - would also mean the end of the last coalition of Social Democrats and Greens at regional level.
North Rhine-Westphalia includes the Ruhr Valley, known for its coal and steel production.
Germany's most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia has voted to end 39 years of rule by Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's party, exit polls suggest. /2/hi/europe/4570105.stm   (349 words)

 North Rhine/Westphalia Hostels Listings - Hostels in North Rhine/Westphalia at
The hostel in this lively students town in North Rhine Westphalia is only a block away from the train station and 5 minutes from the historic city centre...
This page shows a listing of ALL hostels in North Rhine/Westphalia regardless of availability.
This new guesthouse is located in the middle of the Ruhr area close to all the big attractions... /   (212 words)

 North Rhine-Westphalia
Administrative region (German Land) in northwestern Germany, bordered to the north and northeast by Lower Saxony, to the east by Hesse, to the south by the Rhineland-Palatinate, and to the west by Belgium and the Netherlands; area 34,079 sq km/13,158 sq mi; population (2003 est) 17,986,700.
A highly industrialized region, it contains the largest industrial concentration in Europe (Ruhr), with one of the largest mining and energy-producing areas in Europe. /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0005040.html   (150 words)

 Stem Cell Network North Rhine Westphalia
Plenary Session on the Subject of Potentiality The Ethical-Legal-Social Sciences Committee of the Stem Cell Network NRW is meeting on the 7th of November, 2005 for its third plenary session at the North Rhine Westphalia Academy of Sciences.
Besides North Rhine Westphalia the networks of Australia, Canada, Israel, Norway and Scotland are upon the members.
While cautioning that more research is needed to confirm that similar cells exist in women and that they can safely restore fertility, the researchers said the findings could revolutionize the understanding of female reproduction and the power to manipulate it. /en/aktuelles.html   (2315 words)

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