is a state of Germany
in the south-western corner of the country, sharing borders with the other German states of Saarland
, North Rhine-Westphalia
, and international borders with France
The major rivers flowing through the state are the Rhine
and the Mosel
and the Lahn.
The highest elevation is the Erbeskopf
lying in the Hunsrück
at 818 meters above sea level.
The capital and largest city is Mainz
. Other major cities in Rhineland-Palatinate are Koblenz, Trier, Kaiserslautern, Mannheim, Worms and Bad Kreuznach.