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Bonn is locatit in Germany
Bonn
Bonn
Coordinates: 50°44′02.37″N 7°5′59.33″E / 50.7339917°N 7.0998139°E / 50.7339917; 7.0998139Coordinates: 50°44′02.37″N 7°5′59.33″E / 50.7339917°N 7.0998139°E / 50.7339917; 7.0998139
KintraGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalie
Admin. regionCologne
DestrictUrban destrict
Foondit1st century BC
Govrenment
 • Laird MayorAshok Sridharan (CDU)
Area
 • Total141.22 km2 (54.53 sq mi)
Elevation
60 m (200 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total327,258
 • Density2,300/km2 (6,000/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
53111–53229
Diallin codes0228
Vehicle registrationBN
Websitewww.bonn.de

Bonn is the 19t lairgest ceety in Germany. Locatit in the Cologne/Bonn Region, aboot 25 kilometres sooth o Cologne on the river Rhine in the State o North Rhine-Westphalie, it wis the caipital o Wast Germany frae 1949 tae 1990 an the offeecial seat o govrenment o unitit Germany frae 1990 tae 1999. Stairtin in 1998, mony naitional govrenment institutions wur moved frae Bonn tae Berlin. Baith hooses o the German naitional parliament, the Bundestag an the Bundesrat, wur moved alang wi the Chancellery an the residence o the Preses o Germany.

Bonn remains a centre o politics an admeenistration, housomeibver. Roughly hauf o aw govrenment jobs wur retained as mony govrenment depairtments remained in Bonn an numerous sub-ministerial level govrenment agencies relocatit tae the umwhile caipital frae Berlin an ither pairts o Germany. In recognition o this, the umwhile caipital nou haulds the title o Federal Ceety ("Bundesstadt").

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Bonn is twinned wi:[2]

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  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 Julie 2019.
  2. "City Twinnings and Project Partnerships". Bonn.de. 23 Juin 2008. Retrieved 13 August 2010.
  3. "Opole Official Website - Twin Towns". Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Poland.svg (in English and Polish) © 2007-2009 Urząd Miasta Opola. Retrieved 18 Juin 2009.
  4. "Twin towns of Minsk". © 2008 The department of protocol and international relations of Minsk City Executive Committee. Retrieved 8 December 2008.
  5. Both City Are Once A Capital City Of There Countries And Have A Rich History Of Art Etc.