The capital of the State of North Rhein-Westphalia, Düsseldorf is located in the heart of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region. The international city is famous for its trade fairs and home to many listed companies, including the DAX corporations E.ON AG and Henkel AG. Düsseldorf is Germany's most lucrative location in terms of accounting, management consultancy, legal consultancy, advertising, and fashion, as well as being an important banking and stock exchange center.
The metropolis is internationally renowned for the Königsallee shopping boulevard, the old city, the carnival, and Fortuna Düsseldorf soccer club. The Rhine promenade is also one of the city's main tourist attractions.
A very diverse city, Düsseldorf is home to an exceptionally large number of East Asian residents, including the Japanese community, enriching the everyday lives of its inhabitants.