Düsseldorf ( DUUS-əl-dorf, also US: DEWS-; German: [ˈdʏsl̩dɔʁf] (listen); often Dusseldorf in English sources; Low Franconian and Ripuarian: Düsseldörp [ˈdɵsəldœʀ(ə)p]; archaic Dutch: Dusseldorp [ˈdʏsəlˌdɔr(ə)p]) is the capital city of North Rhine-Westphalia, the most populous state of Germany. It is the second-largest city in the state after Cologne, and the seventh-largest city in Germany, with a population of 619,477.
Düsseldorf is located at the mouth of the Düssel into the Rhine. The Düssel, from which the city and the borough of Düsseltal take their name, divides into four separate branches within the city, each with its own mouth into the Rhine. Most of Düsseldorf lies on the right bank of the Rhine, and the city has grown together with Neuss (pop. 153,000), Ratingen, Meerbusch, Erkrath and Monheim am Rhein. Düsseldorf is the most centrally located city of the North Rhine-Westphalian main settlement axis, the metropolitan region Rhine-Ruhr, that stretches from Bonn via Cologne and Düsseldorf to the Ruhr (from Duisburg via Essen to Dortmund).
August is the hottest month ☀️, with average temperature of 64° degrees. January is the coldest month ❄️, with average temperature of 34° degrees. July is the wettest month 💧, with 3.15 In. of rain and/or snow.
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