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Bad Godesberg is a municipal district of Bonn, southern North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. From 1949 to 1999, while Bonn was the capital of West Germany and later Germany, most foreign embassies were in Bad Godesberg. Some buildings are still used as branch offices or consulates.

Bad Godesberg
Stadtbezirk of Bonn
Godesburg ruins
Godesburg ruins
Coat of arms of Bad Godesberg
Coat of arms
Bad Godesberg is located in Germany
Bad Godesberg
Bad Godesberg
Bad Godesberg within Bonn
Bonn Stadtbezirk Bad Godesberg.svg
Coordinates: 50°41′0″N 07°9′0″E / 50.68333°N 7.15000°E / 50.68333; 7.15000Coordinates: 50°41′0″N 07°9′0″E / 50.68333°N 7.15000°E / 50.68333; 7.15000
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionCologne
DistrictBonn urban district
TownBonn
Government
 • BezirksvorsteherinSimone Stein-Lücke (CDU)
Area
 • Total31.97 km2 (12.34 sq mi)
Elevation46 m (151 ft)
Population (2004-01-01)
 • Total70,525
 • Density2,200/km2 (5,700/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes53173-53179
Dialling codes0228
Vehicle registrationBN
WebsiteOfficial Website

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GeographyEdit

 
Aerial view of Mehlem, Bad Godesberg

Bad Godesberg is located along the hills and cliffs of the west bank of the Rhine river, in west central Germany. Godesberg is also the name of the steep hill, of volcanic origin, on the top of which are the ruins of the Godesburg, a castle destroyed in 1583 during the Cologne War.

HistoryEdit

The following events occurred, per year:

InfrastructureEdit

Bonn-Bad Godesberg station is on the Left Rhine line and the line 16 and 63 of the Bonn Stadtbahn.

Twin townsEdit

The town is twinned with several towns:

EducationEdit

TriviaEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stiehl, Eckart (1997). Die Stadt Bonn und ihr Umland: ein geographischer Exkursionsführer. Ferd. Dümmlers Verlag. ISBN 978-3-427-71661-7.
  2. ^ "Authorities To Close Muslim School in Bonn." Deutsche Welle. 11 November 2003. Retrieved on 24 July 2016.

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