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German location
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionCologne
DistrictKreisfreie Stadt
B�rgermeisterJürgen Nimptsch
Basic statistics
Area (km2)141.22
Elevation (m)60
Founded1st century BC
Other information
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plateBN
Postal code53111 � 53229
Area code0228

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Bonn is the 19th largest city in Germany. Located in the Cologne/Bonn Region, about 25 kilometres south of Cologne on the river Rhine in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, it was the capital of West Germany from 1949 to 1990 and the official seat of government of united Germany from 1990 to 1999. Starting in 1998, many national government institutions were moved from Bonn to Berlin. Both houses of the German national parliament, the Bundestag and the Bundesrat, were moved along with the Chancellery and the residence of the President of Germany.

Bonn remains a centre of politics and administration, however. Roughly half of all government jobs were retained as many government departments remained in Bonn and numerous sub-ministerial level government agencies relocated to the former capital from Berlin and other parts of Germany. In recognition of this, the former capital now holds the title of Federal City ("Bundesstadt").

Bonn has developed into a hub of international cooperation in particular in the area of environment and sustainable development. In addition to a number of other international organizations and institutions, such as, for instance, the IUCN Environmental Law Center (IUCN ELC) the City currently hosts 17 United Nations institutions. Among these are two of the so-called Rio Conventions, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). The number of UN agencies in Bonn, most of which are based at the newly established United Nations Campus in the city's former parliamentary quarter on the banks of the Rhine, continues to grow. The most recent agency was started in 2007 in Bonn as the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER).

Bonn is the seat of some of Germany's largest corporate players, chiefly in the areas of telecommunications ( telephones) and logistics. Simultaneously, Bonn is establishing itself as an important national and international centre of meetings, conventions and conferences, many of which are directly related to the work of the United Nations. A new conference centre capable of hosting thousands of participants is currently under construction in the immediate vicinity of the UN Campus.

From 1597 to 1794, it was the residence of the Archbishops and Prince-electors of Cologne, and is the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven (born 1770).

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Get enchanted by a aluminium foil ship floating above ground on sulphur hexafluoride (gas significantly denser than air) at the Physikshow of the University of Bonn!
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from the concert " live harmonie in bonn " . What you wanna say, Wait until you get home. I'm sick of communicating now over the telephone. Tell me how you feel, For I am lonely too Need you to know I'm just as cold and numb as you. But I could fly away, Or I could be no one. And you could be the Sunshine falling over the mountain You could come to stay Yes you could come right home I don't see why I have to Live this life all alone. I know there is a way to make up for mistakes I know what's happening is for a reason.
6.68 min. | 4.94 user rating Medicine Ball Workout to improve explosiveness All Out Sports Performance Gym Bonn, Germany
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Seemingly, we invert the gravitational law by making liquid flow uphill at the Physikshow of the University of Bonn! The clue is that the liquid is a salt (coppersulfate) and the duct has a magnetic field applied to it, and a current flowing from its one side to the other. Both the current and the magnetic field are orthogonal to each other and to the direction of movement of the liquid!
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check out the NEW version in HD quality and change your bookmarks, favorites....etc this version will soon switched off Live in Bonn 10/2008 more information @ t&t community under or visit
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Visa Vie spricht mit Haftbefehl, Capo Azzlack, Celo & Abdi auf dem Rheinkultur Festival in Bonn über sein neues Album, das am 26. August oder am 2.September 2011 erscheinen wird sowie weitere Projekte, Pfefferspray, Haftbefehl als Labelboss, Capo Azzlack's Labelstatus und vieles mehr. Das Interview wurde vor den Vorfällen auf der Mixery Raw Deluxe Bühne geführt.
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Gefilmt mit der digicam
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We demonstrate the protective effect of a Faraday cage from a voltage of as high as 100000V at the Physikshow of the University of Bonn!
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Add Bonn, Born in the Mission, Turns 100 - San Francisco Chronicle (blog) Tweet this news
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)--The first time I met Add -Bonn- she was a sprightly 98. I interviewed her for a map that I was working on for a book called Infinite City. We drank straight vermouth and watched the sun set from her living room in North Bea - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 19:21:06 GMT+00:00
Gay Travel: Bonn, Germany, A Jewel on the Rhine - Gayapolis Tweet this news
Gayapolis--Brendan's brother, sister-in-law and their two cute children live in -Bonn- and we had the pleasure of visiting them and this pretty little town for a few days as we travel around Germany. -Bonn- was the former capital of the Federal Repub - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 15:07:50 GMT+00:00
Arrival of SK.CoD at Blackpool and ECL - SK Gaming Tweet this news
SK Gaming--Therefore they went to the airport Cologne--Bonn- from where they flew with Germanwings to the Manchester airport. Everything went fine and they have been in time. From Manchester the travel went on via train to Blackpool. Arriving there, the p - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 15:56:47 GMT+00:00
Peanuts On Planes Protected - The Random Forest Tweet this news
The Random Forest--Peanuts On Planes Protected - Just in case you were worried about not being able to get a bag of peanuts the next time you fly, I am here to tell you that you are safe. Peanuts on planes are protected by law ... - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 17:34:07 GMT+00:00
Approved FDA Drugs 2011 - The Random Forest Tweet this news
The Random Forest--Approved FDA Drugs 2011 - Do you want to know what drugs have been approved by the FDA already in 2011? I don't envy the FDA, having the task of approving an endless amounts of stuff. ... - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 19:14:55 GMT+00:00
Deutsche Telekom and Orange Move Ahead to Cut Cost Together - TMC Net Tweet this news
TMC Net--The jointly owned and operated entity will have two operational units in -Bonn- and Paris, and expects significant synergy benefits through sharing, leveraging global scale and harmonized technology processes. The operational units in Paris and - - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 18:47:19 GMT+00:00
Newly appointed Newark airport federal security director addresses staff - The Star-Ledger - Tweet this news
The Star-Ledger - Drummer met with about 50 of his new subordinates at Newark Liberty after replacing Barbara -Bonn- Powell on Tuesday. Drummer, who had been the Transportation Security Administration's acting security director at Balt - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 00:51:32 GMT+00:00
European Emissions Dropped 7.2% in 2009, Preliminary Data Show - Bloomberg Tweet this news
Bloomberg--The bloc's 27 nations emitted 4.6 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, compared with 5 billion tons a year earlier, according to the data released today by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in -Bonn-. ... - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 16:35:46 GMT+00:00
World still waiting for climate refugees - The Australian Tweet this news
The Australian--The predictions date back to 2005 when the UN University in -Bonn- in Germany argued for a new category of refugee to cover people fleeing environmental catastrophes such as sea-level rises, desert expansion and flooding. As recently as la - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 17:00:48 GMT+00:00
Comprehensive Exhibition on Pioneer of Modern German Art, Max Liebermann, Opens - Art Daily Tweet this news
Art Daily--A woman views the picture 'The 12-year-old Jesus in the temple' during a press tour of the German painter Max Liebermann (1847-1935) exhibition in -Bonn-, Germany, 20 April 2011. The exhibition 'Pioneer of Modernism' contain - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 01:05:43 GMT+00:00

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Cities in Germany by population

1,000,000+Berlin * Hamburg * Munich
500,000+Bremen * Cologne * Dortmund * Dresden * Düsseldorf * Essen * Frankfurt * Hanover * Leipzig * Nuremberg * Stuttgart
200,000+Aachen * Augsburg * Bielefeld * Bochum * Bonn * Braunschweig * Chemnitz * Duisburg * Erfurt * Freiburg im Breisgau * Gelsenkirchen * Halle an der Saale * Karlsruhe * Kiel * Krefeld * Lübeck * Magdeburg * Mannheim * Münster * Mönchengladbach * Oberhausen * Rostock * Wiesbaden * Wuppertal

Urban and rural districts in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany

Urban districtsBielefeld * Bochum * Bonn * Bottrop * Dortmund * Duisburg * Düsseldorf * Essen * Gelsenkirchen * Hagen * Hamm * Herne * Köln (Cologne) * Krefeld * Leverkusen * Mönchengladbach * Mülheim * Münster * Oberhausen * Remscheid * Solingen * Wuppertal
Rural DistrictsAachen * Borken * Coesfeld * Düren * Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis * Euskirchen * Gütersloh * Heinsberg * Herford * Hochsauerlandkreis * Höxter * Kleve (Cleves) * Lippe * Märkischer Kreis * Mettmann * Minden-Lübbecke * Oberbergischer Kreis * Olpe * Paderborn * Recklinghausen * Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis * Rhein-Erft-Kreis * Rhein-Kreis Neuss * Rhein-Sieg-Kreis * Siegen-Wittgenstein * Soest * Steinfurt * Unna * Viersen * Warendorf * Wesel

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