Elmshorn

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Elmshorn
Elmshorn konigstrasse.jpg
Coat of arms of Elmshorn
Coat of arms
Location of Elmshorn within Pinneberg district
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Elmshorn is located in Germany
Elmshorn
Elmshorn
Elmshorn is located in Schleswig-Holstein
Elmshorn
Elmshorn
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
CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictPinneberg
Government
 • MayorVolker Hatje
Area
 • Total21.36 km2 (8.25 sq mi)
Highest elevation
21 m (69 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total49,983
 • Density2,300/km2 (6,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
25335, 25336, 25337
Dialling codes04121
Vehicle registrationPI
Websitewww.elmshorn.de

Elmshorn (German pronunciation: [ɛlmsˈhɔʁn]) is a town in the district of Pinneberg in Schleswig-Holstein in Germany. It is 30 km north of Hamburg on the small river Krückau, a tributary of the Elbe, and with 49,000 inhabitants is the sixth-largest town in the state of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. 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 and 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).

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Elmshorn is twinned with:[2]

Sons and daughters of the city[edit]

The following people were born in Elmshorn (in order of year of birth):

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2019 (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).
  2. ^ "Städtepartnerschaften". elmshorn.de (in German). Elmshorn. Retrieved 2019-11-30.

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