[bon; German bawn]
- a city in W Germany, on the Rhine: seat of the government; former capital of West Germany.
- a former republic in central Europe: created in 1949 by the coalescing of the British, French, and U.S. zones of occupied Germany established in 1945. 96,025 sq. mi. (248,706 sq. km). Capital: Bonn.
Official name Federal Republic of Germany.
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Examples from the Web for bonn
A breakfast meeting was arranged between Haydn and members of the court orchestra at Bad Godesberg, close to Bonn.
He never saw the Rhine, or Bonn—or, indeed, Eleonore von Breuning—again.
He was in London when the sad news reached him, but he kept his promise to pass through Bonn on his return to Vienna.
It was decided that the Elector and his family should leave Bonn.
To manage Afghanistan out of this current crisis, one solution is to opt for another caretaker government—a “Bonn 2.0.”Start From Scratch in Afghanistan
October 13, 2009
Write from Verviers or Bonn; you'll have lots of time on the road.That Boy Of Norcott's
Charles James Lever
If he asks you whether you are going to the Elector's ball at Bonn, say yes!The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
On reaching Bonn, he went straight from the station to the old house in ———strasse.
The 25th was the last day on which he could leave Bonn to catch the requisite steamer.
If they are not very careful they will upset some of those boats before they get to Bonn.Rollo on the Rhine
- a city in W Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia on the Rhine: the former capital (1949–90) of West Germany; university (1786). Pop: 311 052 (2003 est)
- a former republic in N central Europe, on the North Sea: established in 1949 from the zones of Germany occupied by the British, Americans, and French after the defeat of Nazi Germany; a member of the European Community; reunited with East Germany in 1990Official name: Federal Republic of Germany See also Germany
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West Germany was a member of NATO.
The Bonn Convention in 1952 essentially granted West Germany national sovereignty. In 1955, West Germany was recognized as an independent country.
It made a swift recovery, called the “economic miracle” from the devastation of World War II.
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