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ID: 7003677
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of North Rhine-Westphalia (state)  North Rhine-Westphalia (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 007 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 7.0000  decimal degrees

Note: The state of North Rhine-Westphalia is located in west central Germany. It lies bordered by Belgium and the Netherlands to the west, Hesse to the east, Lower Saxony to the north, and Rhineland-Palatinate to the south. It was formed after World War II of an amalgamation of Prussian Westfalen, the Northeim province of Prussia, and the state of Lippe. The area suffered extensive damage during World War II. The state has since grown and developed into Germany's industrial heartland, including the Saarland region, and contains one-fifth of its total population, 18,100,000 by a 2004 estimate.

Names:
Nordrhein-Westfalen (preferred,C,V)
North Rhine-Westphalia (C,O,English-P,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Germany (nation)  ........  Germany (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of North Rhine-Westphalia (state)  ............  North Rhine-Westphalia (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, C)  ............  formed in 1946
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Nordrhein-Westfalen..........  [BHA, FDA, VP]
...................................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) Plate 62
...................................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
...................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
North Rhine-Westphalia..........  [FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.........................................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:672
.........................................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
.........................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 865
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:672
..................  LC Name Authority Headings. [online] (2002-) North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany NAF 79108403 , accessed 15 September 2004
..................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) Plate 62
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 865
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:672
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) "North Rhine-Westphalia," Encyclopedia Britannica Online. 2002-. http://www.search.eb.com/eb/article?tocId=9056217&query=North%20Rhine-Westphalia&ct=ebhttp://www.search.eb.com/eb/article?tocId=9056217&query=North%20Rhine-Westphalia&ct=eb (15 September 2004)

 

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