The Cologne Higher Regional Court is one of three higher regional courts in North Rhine-Westphalia. Over 4.31 million people live in its area of responsibility. Its geographical jurisdiction covers roughly the entire administrative district of Cologne. In addition to the greater area between Cologne, Bonn and Aachen, it also includes large parts of the Bergisches Land. The Cologne Higher Regional Court district includes 3 regional courts with a total of 23 local courts.