Tornesch is a town in the district of Pinneberg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated approximately 7 km (4 mi) southeast of Elmshorn, and 25 km (16 mi) northwest of Hamburg. Tornesch is also the home of the Klaus-Groth-Schule, named after the German poet Klaus Groth. It is also home to the Fritz-Reuter-Schule, named after German writer Fritz Reuter.

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Coat of arms of Tornesch
Coat of arms
Location of Tornesch within Pinneberg district
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Tornesch is located in Germany
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Tornesch is located in Schleswig-Holstein
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Coordinates: 53°42′N 9°43′E / 53.700°N 9.717°E / 53.700; 9.717Coordinates: 53°42′N 9°43′E / 53.700°N 9.717°E / 53.700; 9.717
CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictPinneberg
Subdivisions3 Stadtteile
Government
 • MayorRoland Krügel
Area
 • Total20.62 km2 (7.96 sq mi)
Elevation
12 m (39 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total13,779
 • Density670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
25436
Dialling codes04122, 04120
Vehicle registrationPI
Websitewww.tornesch.de

HistoryEdit

Tornesch has a place in biochemical history from the wood saccharification[2] process developed by Scholler,[3] also known at the Scholler-Tornesch process. The first factory to use the process was built in Tornesch. This early work was part of the development of biofuel such as cellulosic ethanol.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2018 (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).
  2. ^ Wood Saccharification
  3. ^ Decomposition of wood by acids

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