North Rhine-Westphalia Local Authorities Confederation
The North Rhine-Westphalia Local Authorities Confederation [Städte- und Gemeindebund Nordrhein-Westfalen, StGB NRW] is an organisation representing 360 of the 396 municipal entities in the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. All members of the Local Authorities Confederation are district towns/cities and municipalities. There are approx. 9 million people living in district towns/cities or municipalities of NRW – more than half of the federal state’s total population. Membership of the StGB NRW is voluntary.