Brunsbüttel

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Brunsbüttel
Town hall in Brunsbüttel
Town hall in Brunsbüttel
Coat of arms of Brunsbüttel
Coat of arms
Brunsbüttel   is located in Germany
Brunsbüttel
Brunsbüttel
Coordinates: 53°53′47″N 09°08′19″E / 53.89639°N 9.13861°E / 53.89639; 9.13861Coordinates: 53°53′47″N 09°08′19″E / 53.89639°N 9.13861°E / 53.89639; 9.13861
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Dithmarschen
Government
 • Mayor Wilfried Hansen
Area
 • Total 65.24 km2 (25.19 sq mi)
Elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 12,721
 • Density 190/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 25534–25541
Dialling codes 04851, 04852, 04855
Vehicle registration HEI
Website www.brunsbuettel.de

Brunsbüttel is a town in the district of Dithmarschen, in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany that lies on the mouth of the Elbe river, near the North Sea. It is the location of the western entrance to the Kiel Canal, the eastern entrance being located at Kiel-Holtenau. Brunsbüttel Nuclear Power Plant is located here.

History[edit]

During the opening days of World War II, on 4 September 1939, the Royal Air Force carried out their first bombing raid on shipping near the town.[citation needed]

Notable residents[edit]

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