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Bonn
The Federal City of BONN (German pronunciation: ( listen )) is a city on the banks of the Rhine
Rhine
in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia , with a population of 311,287. About 24 km (15 mi) south-southeast of Cologne
Cologne
, Bonn
Bonn
is in the southernmost part of the Rhine-Ruhr region, Germany's largest metropolitan area, with over 11 million inhabitants. Together with the capital Berlin
Berlin
, the city is the de facto joint seat of government of Germany, with the President , the Chancellor , and many federal government ministries maintaining substantial presences in Bonn. The title of Federal City (German : Bundesstadt) reflects its important political status within Germany. Founded in the 1st century BC as a Roman settlement , Bonn
Bonn
is one of Germany's oldest cities
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Central European Time
CENTRAL EUROPEAN TIME (CET), used in most parts of Europe
Europe
and a few North African
North African
countries, is a standard time which is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time
Coordinated Universal Time
(UTC). The time offset from UTC
UTC
can be written as +01:00 . The same standard time, UTC+01:00 , is also known as MIDDLE EUROPEAN TIME (MET, German: MEZ) and under other names like BERLIN TIME, ROMANCE STANDARD TIME (RST), PARIS TIME or ROME TIME. The 15th meridian east is the central axis for UTC+01:00 in the world system of time zones . As of 2011, all member states of the European Union observe summer time; those that during the winter use CET use Central European Summer Time (CEST) (or: UTC+02:00 , daylight saving time ) in summer (from last Sunday of March to last Sunday of October)
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Time Zone
A TIME ZONE is a region of the globe that observes a uniform standard time for legal , commercial , and social purposes. Time
Time
zones tend to follow the boundaries of countries and their subdivisions because it is convenient for areas in close commercial or other communication to keep the same time . Most of the time zones on land are offset from Coordinated Universal Time
Time
(UTC) by a whole number of hours ( UTC−12 to UTC+14), but a few zones are offset by 30 or 45 minutes (e.g. Newfoundland Standard Time is UTC−03:30, Nepal
Nepal
Standard Time
Time
is UTC+05:45, and Indian Standard Time
Time
is UTC+05:30). Some higher latitude and temperate zone countries use daylight saving time for part of the year, typically by adjusting local clock time by an hour. Many land time zones are skewed toward the west of the corresponding nautical time zones
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Lord Mayor
The LORD MAYOR is the title of the mayor of a major city in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
or Commonwealth realm
Commonwealth realm
, with special recognition bestowed by the sovereign. CONTENTS * 1 Commonwealth of Nations * 2 Ireland * 3 Equivalents in other languages * 4 Style of address * 5 See also * 6 References COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS Letters patent granting Lord Mayoralty to Oxford. John Stuttard , Lord Mayor
Mayor
of London during the 2006 Lord Mayor\'s Show * In Australia, Lord Mayor
Mayor
is a special status granted by the monarch to mayors of major cities, primarily the capitals of Australian states and territories. Australian cities with lord mayors: Adelaide , Brisbane , Darwin , Hobart , Melbourne , Newcastle , Parramatta , Perth , Sydney , and Wollongong
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Central European Summer Time
CENTRAL EUROPEAN SUMMER TIME (CEST), sometime referred also as Central European Daylight Time (CEDT), is the standard clock time observed during the period of summer daylight-saving in those European countries which observe Central European Time
Central European Time
(UTC+1 ) during the other part of the year. It corresponds to UTC+2
UTC+2
, which makes it the same as Central Africa Time , South African Standard Time and Kaliningrad Time in Russia
Russia
. CONTENTS * 1 Names * 2 Period of observation * 3 Usage * 4 See also * 5 References NAMESOther names which have been applied to Central European Summer Time are Middle European Summer Time
European Summer Time
(MEST), Central European Daylight Saving Time (CEDT), and Bravo Time (after the second letter of the NATO phonetic alphabet
NATO phonetic alphabet
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Vehicle Registration Plate
A VEHICLE REGISTRATION PLATE, also known as a NUMBER PLATE (British English ) or a LICENSE PLATE ( American English
American English
), is a metal or plastic plate attached to a motor vehicle or trailer for official identification purposes. All countries require registration plates for road vehicles such as cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Whether they are required for other vehicles, such as bicycles, boats, or tractors, may vary by jurisdiction. The registration identifier is a numeric or alphanumeric ID that uniquely identifies the vehicle owner within the issuing region's vehicle register . In some countries, the identifier is unique within the entire country, while in others it is unique within a state or province. Whether the identifier is associated with a vehicle or a person also varies by issuing agency. There are also electronic license plates
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German Language
No official regulation ( German orthography regulated by the Council for German Orthography )
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DAX
The DAX
DAX
(Deutscher Aktienindex (German stock index)) is a blue chip stock market index consisting of the 30 major German companies trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
Frankfurt Stock Exchange
. Prices are taken from the Xetra trading venue. According to Deutsche Börse , the operator of Xetra , DAX
DAX
measures the performance of the Prime Standard ’s 30 largest German companies in terms of order book volume and market capitalization. It is the equivalent of the FT 30 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average , and because of its small selection it does not necessarily represent the vitality of the economy as whole
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United Nations
The UNITED NATIONS (UN) is an intergovernmental organization tasked to promote international cooperation and to create and maintain international order. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations , the organization was established on 24 October 1945 after World War II
World War II
with the aim of preventing another such conflict. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states ; there are now 193. The headquarters of the UN is in Manhattan
Manhattan
, New York City
New York City
, and is subject to extraterritoriality . Further main offices are situated in Geneva
Geneva
, Nairobi
Nairobi
, and Vienna
Vienna
. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states
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Districts Of Germany
In most German states, the primary administrative subdivision is a LANDKREIS ("rural district "); the exceptions are the states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Schleswig-Holstein
Schleswig-Holstein
, where the term is simply KREIS. Most major cities in Germany
Germany
are not part of any Kreis, and perform, themselves, functions like those of Kreisen; such a city is referred to as a KREISFREIE STADT (literally "district-free city") or STADTKREIS ("urban district"). Kreise stand at an intermediate level of administration between each German state (s. Land, p. Länder) and the municipal governments (s. Gemeinde, p. Gemeinden ) within it. These correspond to level-3 administrative units in the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS 3), and are roughly equivalent to counties in the United States
United States

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Christian Democratic Union (Germany)
The CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC UNION OF GERMANY (German : Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands, CDU; German pronunciation: ) is a Christian democratic and liberal-conservative political party in Germany
Germany
. It is the major catch-all party of the centre-right in German politics. The CDU forms the CDU/CSU
CDU/CSU
grouping, also known as the Union, in the Bundestag
Bundestag
with its Bavarian counterpart the Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU). The party is widely considered an effective successor of the Centre Party , although it has a broader base. The leader of the CDU, Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel
, is the current Chancellor of Germany
Germany
. The CDU is a member of the Centrist Democrat International , International Democrat Union and European People\'s Party (EPP)
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Rhineland-Palatinate
RHINELAND-PALATINATE (German : Rheinland-Pfalz, pronounced ; French : Rhénanie-Palatinat) is one of the 16 states (German: Bundesländer) of the Federal Republic of Germany
Germany
. It has an area of 19,846 square kilometres (7,663 sq mi) and about four million inhabitants. Its state capital and largest city is Mainz
Mainz
. Rhineland-Palatinate
Rhineland-Palatinate
is located in western Germany
Germany
and was formed after World War II by the French military government from parts of regions historically not belonging together. The state has developed its own identity since, built on its natural and cultural heritage of extensive winegrowing, picturesque landscapes and its many castles
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Regierungsbezirk
A German REGIERUNGSBEZIRK (pronounced , often abbreviated to REG.-BEZ.; English: administrative district ) is an administrative district of one of the nation's federal states . Its governing body is called a Regierungspräsidium or Bezirksregierung (district government), and is headed by a Regierungspräsident (district president). The Regierungsbezirke do not legislate; rather, each acts as a mid-level agent of its federal state, and is concerned mostly with administrative decisions on a local level for the (rural or urban) locale that is its jurisdiction. CONTENTS * 1 Translations * 2 History * 3 Regierungsbezirke by state * 4 Historic Regierungsbezirke * 5 References * 6 External links TRANSLATIONS Regierungsbezirk
Regierungsbezirk
is variously translated as "governmental district", "administrative district" or "province", with the first two being closest literal translations
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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States Of Germany
Germany
Germany
is a federal republic consisting of sixteen STATES (German : Land, plural Länder; informally also Bundesland, plural Bundesländer). Since today's Germany
Germany
was formed from an earlier collection of several states, it has a federal constitution, and the constituent states retain a measure of sovereignty. With an emphasis on geographical conditions, Berlin
Berlin
and Hamburg
Hamburg
are frequently called Stadtstaaten (city-states ), as is the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen , which in fact includes the cities of Bremen
Bremen
and Bremerhaven
Bremerhaven
. The remaining 13 states are called Flächenländer (literally: ‘area states’)
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Regierungsbezirk Köln
COLOGNE is one of the five governmental districts of the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia
North Rhine-Westphalia
. It is located in the south-west of that state and covers the hills of the Eifel
Eifel
as well as the Bergisches Land
Bergisches Land
. It was created in 1815, when Prussia
Prussia
reorganised its internal administration. In 1972 the Regierungsbezirk
Regierungsbezirk
Aachen
Aachen
was incorporated
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