World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Federal city

Article Id: WHEBN0005894792
Reproduction Date:

Title: Federal city  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Bern, History of Bern, Bonn, Capital city, Federal cities of Russia
Collection: Bern, Bonn
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Federal city

The term Federal city (Bundesstadt in German) is a title for certain cities in Germany, Switzerland, the Russian Federation, and the United States.

In Germany, the former capital Bonn has been designated as a federal city. Since April 28, 1994, it is the second official residence of the President of Germany, the Chancellor of Germany, the Bundesrat (upper house), the first official residence of six federal ministries, and approximately 20 federal authorities. For Bonn, Bern etc. this is merely a title, since Bonn is like many other German cities an independent city, but part of a state.

Federal City is also the official title of Bern as it is the seat of the Swiss parliament and government. Russia also has three federal cities, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and (de facto) Sevastopol.

Historically, Washington, D.C. has been called the "Federal City".

Some national capitals, like Washington, Canberra, Mexico City, Astana, Buenos Aires, Bogota, Caracas, Seoul, Jakarta, and Brasilia, among others, have a federal status, not belonging to any state or province (or being a state or province of their own, as is the case of Oslo, Moscow, and other cities. Sometimes this is called a federal district.

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.