Düsseldorf (region)

Düsseldorf is one of the five Regierungsbezirke of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the north-west of the country. It covers the western part of the Ruhr Area, as well as the Niederrheinische Tiefebene, the lower Rhine area. It is the most populated of all German administrative areas of the kind. It is the only area in Germany where the traditional dialects are Low Franconian, rather than Low German or High German.

Regierungsbezirk Düsseldorf
Map of North Rhine-Westphalia highlighting Düsseldorf
Map of North Rhine-Westphalia highlighting Düsseldorf
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Region seatDüsseldorf
 • Total5,289.81 km2 (2,042.41 sq mi)
 (31 December 2020)[1]
 • Total5,200,090
 • Density980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)

It was created as a subdivision of the Prussian Rhineland when Prussia reformed its internal administration in 1815. In 1822 the Regierungsbezirk Kleve was incorporated into Regierungbezirk Düsseldorf.

Its highest point is the Brodtberg (378 m).

Kreisfreie Städte
(district-free towns)
  1. Cleves (Kleve)
  2. Mettmann
  3. Neuss
  4. Viersen
  5. Wesel
  1. Duisburg
  2. Düsseldorf
  3. Essen
  4. Krefeld
  5. Mönchengladbach
  6. Mülheim
  7. Oberhausen
  8. Remscheid
  9. Solingen
  10. Wuppertal


The Gross domestic product (GDP) of the region was 215.7 billion € in 2018, accounting for 6.4% of German economic output. GDP per capita adjusted for purchasing power was 38,100 € or 126% of the EU27 average in the same year. The GDP per employee was 108% of the EU average.[2]


  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2020" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Regional GDP per capita ranged from 30% to 263% of the EU average in 2018". Eurostat.

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Coordinates: 51°25′N 6°40′E / 51.42°N 6.67°E / 51.42; 6.67