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city in W Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia: capital of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany), 1949-90: pop. 298,000
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A city of west-central Germany on the Rhine River. Founded as a Roman garrison in the first century A.D., it was the capital of West Germany from 1949 to 1990. In 1991 Berlin was designated the official seat of the reunified German government, but some government offices remained in Bonn until 1999. Population: 314,000.
bonn - Cultural Definition
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Former capital of the Federal Republic of Germany and still home to most of the German government's bureaucracy, located in the western part of Germany, on the Rhine River.
- The Constitution for West Germany was drafted in Bonn after World War II. Bonn became West Germany's capital in 1949 and reunified Germany's capital in 1990, but it has since lost that distinction to Berlin.