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- ).
|• Mayor||Volker Hatje|
|• Total||21.36 km2 (8.25 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||21 m (69 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|• Density||2,300/km2 (6,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
25335, 25336, 25337
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).
Twin towns — sister citiesEdit
Sons and daughters of the cityEdit
The following people were born in Elmshorn (in order of year of birth):
- Johann Christoph Biernatzki (1795-1840), writer
- Johannes Rehmke (1848-1930), philosopher
- Fritz Höger (1877-1949), (born in Bekenreihe near Elmshorn), architect
- Hermann Weyl (1885-1955), mathematician
- Wilhelm Mohr (1885-1969), politician, member of the CDU
- Carl August Rathjens (1887-1966), geographer
- Wilhelm Peetz (1892-1935), communist and resistance fighter against national socialism
- Harald Paulsen (1895-1954), actor and director
- Karsten Voigt (born 1941), politician and member of the SPD
- Anders Petersen (born 1959), Cultural Prize 2002, graphic artist and object artist
- Gaby Tiedemann (Ixi) (born 1962), singer and one-hit wonder
- Michael Stich (born 1968), tennis player (grew up in Elmshorn)
- Tim Mälzer (born 1971), cook and author of cookery books
- Chiara Schoras (born 1975), actress
- Hanno Behrens (born 1990), soccer player
- "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2018 (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).
- "Städtepartnerschaften". elmshorn.de (in German). Elmshorn. Retrieved 2019-11-30.
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