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The Federal city of Bonn is a city on the banks of the Rhine in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, with a population of 311,287. Bonn is in the southernmost part of the Rhine-Ruhr region, Germany's largest metropolitan area, with over 11 million inhabitants.

Founded in the first century BC as a Roman settlement, Bonn is one of Germany's oldest cities. From 1597 to 1794, Bonn was the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and residence of the Archbishops and Prince-electors of Cologne. In 1949, the Parliamentary Council drafted and adopted the German constitution, the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany in Bonn. Though Berlin was symbolically named the de jure capital, from 1949 to 1990 Bonn was the seat of government and de facto capital of West Germany. In recognition of its former status as German capital, it holds the name of Federal City (Bundesstadt). Bonn currently shares the status of seat of government with Berlin, with the President, the Chancellor and many government ministries maintaining sizable presences in Bonn.

The two DAX-listed corporations Deutsche Post DHL and Deutsche Telekom have headquarters in Bonn. The city is also the location of 19 United Nations institutions and the University of Bonn. Bonn is the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven (born 1770).

Bonn (disambiguation)

Bonn may refer to:

  • Bonn, a city in Germany
  • Bonn (district), a district in the German city of Bonn
  • Bonn Agreement (disambiguation), the name of several agreements
  • Bonn Hauptbahnhof a railway station located on the left bank of the Rhine along the Cologne–Mainz line
  • Bonn Minster, a German church built between the 11th and 13th centuries
  • Bonn Republic, historian's name for the Cold War era Federal Republic of Germany
  • Bonn, Ohio, a community in the United States
  • Bonn Square, a square in Oxford
  • Bonn Stadtbahn, a city rail in Bonn and the surrounding Rhein-Sieg area
  • Bonn, a parish in the County of Rodney, Victoria, Australia
  • FGS Bonn (A 1413), a Berlin class replenishment ship built for the German Navy

Usage examples of "bonn".

It is felt by this agency that this would be the best way of ensuring an attitude at the highest level in Bonn that will ensure the continuance of the Waldorf deal.

The big question in the small hours of the morning of November 23 was simply: would President Lyndon Johnson take the American pressure off Germany and let the indecisive Chancellor in Bonn renege on the deal?

What I was referring to was out policy of keeping our THE ODESSA FILE 73 Arab friends as closely informed as possible about the details of this treacherous deal, so that they may make the strongest representations to Bonn through diplomatic channels.

If we can show the Egyptians that we have caused foreign policy in Bonn to change course, our stock in Cairo must inevitably rise sharply.

The men under Vulkan were sworn to secrecy by a genuine official of the Defense Ministry in Bonn, who also happens to be one of us.

Inside the Tel Aviv cabinet there was a split developing similar to the split inside the Bonn cabinet over the arms sales.

Deprived of any powers of arrest, able only to request the police of the various states of Germany to make an arrest when positive identification has already been made, unable to squeeze more than a pittance each year out of the federal government in Bonn, the men of Ludwigsburg worked solely because they were dedicated to the task.

It was dark when he entered the single long main street of Bonn and, seeing the wbite-topped peaked cap of a traffic policeman, be drew up beside him.

The British Embassy was where the policeman had said, sandwiched between a building site on the Bonn side and a football field on the other, both a sea of mud in the December fog rolling up off the river behind the embassy.

That Monday morning Cadbury was down in Bonn, where a ministerial press conference was scheduled.

Werwolf read once again the written report that had come in from his colleague in Bonn, the man who had introduced himself to Miller a week earlier as Dr.

Of the politicans behind the arms deal between Germany and Israel, Chancellor Adenauer of Germany lived in his villa at Rh6ndorf, above his beloved Rhine and close to Bonn, and died there on April 19, 1967.

Nevertheless, you will report at 1400 to Lieutenant Bonn of Engineering, to assist him as he sees fit.

When they were out of earshot of the techs, Bonn stopped and scanned the bog.

Lieutenant Bonn emerged from his quarters and strode down the hall, jerking on his parka.