Bonn

[ bon; German bawn ]
/ bɒn; German bɔn /

noun

a city in W Germany, on the Rhine: seat of the government; former capital of West Germany.

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British Dictionary definitions for Bonn

Bonn
/ (bɒn, German bɔn) /

noun

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)
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Cultural definitions for Bonn

Bonn
[ (bon) ]

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.

notes for Bonn

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.
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