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Düsseldorf on the Banks of the Rhine, Germany

51.2N 6.7E

January 12th, 2010 Category: Rivers

Germany - December 31st, 2009

Germany - December 31st, 2009

The city of Düsseldorf, the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, is visible along the banks of the River Rhine at the center left of this orthorectified image. It is located in the center of the Rhein-Ruhr area, one of Europe’s most populated metropolitan areas.

Dusseldorf lies in the middle of the lower Rhine basin on the delta of the Düssel River where it flows into the Rhine. The city is on the east side of the Rhine, except for District 4 (Oberkassel, Niederkassel, Heerdt and Lörick).

The highest point in Düsseldorf is the top of Sandberg in the far eastern part of the city (Hubbelrath borough) at 165 metres (541 ft). The lowest point is at the far northern end in Wittlaer borough where the Schwarzbach (Black Creek) enters the Rhine, with an average elevation of 28 metres (92 ft).