Düsseldorf is in the west of Germany on the east bank of the Rhine. It has over half a million people and it is the capital of the “Land” or State of North Rhine Westphalia, the largest in Germany. Originally a riverside fishing village, its name means “Village on the Düssel”, which is a small stream flowing into the Rhine. It became a princely residence and later an industrial centre. It is now a major centre for trade fairs, the focal point for fashion and the headquarters of many major companies. The university is named after Düsseldorf’s most famous citizen, the poet, Heinrich Heine. As a commercial centre, Dusseldorf has substantial overseas communities, particularly from Japan.
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