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Leipzig
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Leipzig   is located in Germany
Leipzig
Leipzig
Coordinates: 51°20′N 12°23′E / 51.333°N 12.383°E / 51.333; 12.383Coordinates: 51°20′N 12°23′E / 51.333°N 12.383°E / 51.333; 12.383
Kintra Germany
State Saxony
Destrict Urban destricts o Germany
Government
 • Laird Mayor Burkhard Jung (SPD)
Area
 • City 297.60 km2 (114.90 sq mi)
Population (2011-12-31)[2]
 • City 531,809
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,001,220 (LUZ)[1]
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 04001-04357
Diallin codes 0341
Vehicle registration L
Website www.leipzig.de

Leipzig, an aa cried Leipsic in Inglis, is, wi a population o appr. 519,000, the lairgest ceety in the federal state o Saxony, Germany an in the new states o Germany. In the 17t century, Leipzig wis ane o the major European ceety-centres o learnin an cultur in fields such as muisic, astronomy an optics. Efter Warld War II, Leipzig became a major urban centre athin the Communist German Democratic Republic.

Leipzig later played a significant role in the fall o communism in Eastren Germany, through events taken place in an aroond St. Nikolai Kirk. Syne the Reunification o Germany, Leipzig haes unnergane significant chynge wi the restoration o historical biggins an the development o a modren transport infrastructure. In 2006, Leipzig hostit key gemmes in the Warld Cup.

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  1. http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=urb_lpop1&lang=de
  2. "Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen – Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen jeweils am Monatsende ausgewählter Berichtsmonate nach Gemeinden". Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). 19 June 2012. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Leipzig - International Relations". © 2009 Leipzig City Council, Office for European and International Affairs. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  4. "Partner Cities". Birmingham City Council. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  5. "Brno - Partnerská města" (in Czech). © 2006-2009 City of Brno. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  6. "Frankfurt -Partner Cities". © 2008 Stadt Frankfurt am Main. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  7. "Hanover - Twin Towns" (in German). © 2007-2009 HANNOVER.de - Offizielles Portal der Landeshauptstadt und der Region Hannover in Zusammenarbeit mit hier.de. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  8. "Partner Cities of Lyon and Greater Lyon". © 2008 Mairie de Lyon. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  9. "Twinning Cities". City of Thessaloniki. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  10. "Kraków otwarty na świat". www.krakow.pl. Retrieved 2009-07-19. 
  11. "Leipzig - International Relations". © 2009 Leipzig City Council, Office for European and International Affairs. Retrieved 2009-07-17.