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.

View ower Bonn
View ower Bonn
Banner o Bonn
Coat o airms o Bonn
Coat o airms
Bonn is locatit in Germany
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
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalie
Admin. regionCologne
DestrictUrban destrict
Foondit1st century BC
 • Laird MayorAshok Sridharan (CDU)
 • Total141.22 km2 (54.53 sq mi)
60 m (200 ft)
 • Tot327,258
 • Density2,300/km2 (6,000/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Diallin codes0228
Vehicle registrationBN

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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Twin touns - Sister ceetiesEedit

Bonn is twinned wi:[2]


  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  2. "City Twinnings and Project Partnerships". 2008-06-23. Retrieved 2010-08-13.
  3. "Opole Official Website - Twin Towns".     (in English and Polish) © 2007-2009 Urząd Miasta Opola. Retrieved 2009-06-18.
  4. "Twin towns of Minsk". © 2008 The department of protocol and international relations of Minsk City Executive Committee. Retrieved 2008-12-08.
  5. Both City Are Once A Capital City Of There Countries And Have A Rich History Of Art Etc.