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Elmshorn konigstrasse.jpg
Coat of arms of Elmshorn
Coat of arms
Elmshorn   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 53°45′7″N 9°39′04″E / 53.75194°N 9.65111°E / 53.75194; 9.65111Coordinates: 53°45′7″N 9°39′04″E / 53.75194°N 9.65111°E / 53.75194; 9.65111
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Pinneberg
 • Mayor Brigitte Fronzek
 • Total 21.36 km2 (8.25 sq mi)
Elevation 0-21 m (−69 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 48,684
 • Density 2,300/km2 (5,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 25335, 25336, 25337
Dialling codes 04121
Vehicle registration PI
Website www.stadt-elmshorn.de

Elmshorn (German pronunciation: [ɛlmsˈhɔʁn]) is a town in the district of Pinneberg in Schleswig-Holstein in Germany. It is located 30 km north of Hamburg at the small river Krückau, close to the Elbe river, is the sixth-largest city in the state of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Elmshorn has a shopping center and common area in the center of town called the "Buttermarkt" by the locals although its official name is Karl-Marx-Platz.[2] In the surrounding areas are small farms and dairy/ horse farms. It is the birthplace of writer and editor Hermann Schlüter (1851–1919), the mathematician Hermann Weyl (1885–1955), and the medievalist Heinz Woehlk (1944- ).

Economy and industry[edit]

Historically, Elmshorn had many companies in the food industry including meat processing/ sausage production, margarine production and cereal processing. Major surviving companies include Dölling-Hareico (meat processing/ sausage production) and Kölln (cereal processing, mainly oats and muesli).

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Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Elmshorn is twinned with:

Sons and daughters of the city[edit]

The following persons were born in Elmshorn (sorted by year of birth):


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