Meaning of North Rhine-Westphalia

North' Rhine'-West•pha'li•a

Pronunciation: (rīn'west-fā'lē-u, -fāl'yu), [key]
  1. a state in W Germany; formerly a part of Rhine province. 16,874,000; 13,154 sq. mi. (34,070 sq. km).Cap.:Düsseldorf. German,
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