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- ).

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Coat of arms of Elmshorn
Coat of arms
Location of Elmshorn within Pinneberg district
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Elmshorn is located in Germany
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Elmshorn is located in Schleswig-Holstein
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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)
Elevation
0-21 m (−69 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total49,883
 • Density2,300/km2 (6,000/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
25335, 25336, 25337
Dialling codes04121
Vehicle registrationPI
Websitewww.elmshorn.de

Economy and industryEdit

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).

International relationsEdit

Twin towns — Sister citiesEdit

Elmshorn is twinned with:

Sons and daughters of the cityEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2018 (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).

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