The state of North Rhine Westphalia (NRW) is an extremely powerful centre of commerce and trade. This, teamed with the fact that many nationalities have been attracted to the region, equates to a good reason for diplomatic ties to be formed with NRW by many countries.
The largest Consulate Generals represent Britain, France, The Netherlands, the USA and Japan are traditionally well staffed and offer many services.
Other consulates and honorary consulates at the time of writing are Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Congo, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Estonia, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Korea, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Maldives, Mali, Morocco, Macedonia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Nepal, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sweden. Switzerland, Senegal, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay.