Town hall in Brunsbüttel
|• Mayor||Wilfried Hansen|
|• Total||65.24 km2 (25.19 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1 m (3 ft)|
|• Density||200/km2 (510/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Dialling codes||04851, 04852, 04855|
Brunsbüttel ( German pronunciation (help·info)) 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 busiest artificial waterway in the world.
The earliest reference to the town is in a document dated 14 July 1286.
With the construction of the Kiel Canal (Nord-Ostsee-Kanal) in 1911, the town was divided in two.
Brunsbüttel became an industrial area in the 1960s and 1970s. The ChemCoast Park Brunsbüttel is still the most important enterprise zone and with 2,000 ha also the largest industrial area in Schleswig-Holstein.
- Vattenfall: Gas Turbine Power Station (near the Brunsbüttel Nuclear Power Plant which is out of service)
- Brunsbüttel Ports GmbH (port operation and logistics)
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