Cologne (region)

Regierungsbezirk Köln

Map of North Rhine-Westphalia highlighting the Regierungsbezirk of Cologne
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Region seat Cologne
  Total 7,364.71 km2 (2,843.53 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2015)[1]
  Total 4,422,371
  Density 600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)

Cologne is one of the five governmental districts of the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is located in the south-west of that state and covers the hills of the Eifel as well as the Bergisches Land.

It was created in 1815, when Prussia reorganised its internal administration. In 1972 the Regierungsbezirk Aachen was incorporated.

Kreisfreie Städte
(district-free towns)
  1. Aachen
  2. Düren
  3. Euskirchen
  4. Heinsberg
  5. Oberbergischer Kreis
  6. Rhein-Erft-Kreis
  7. Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
  8. Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis
  1. Aachen
  2. Bonn
  3. Cologne
  4. Leverkusen

External links


  1. "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 18 July 2016.

Coordinates: 50°50′N 6°55′E / 50.83°N 6.92°E / 50.83; 6.92

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