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Brunsbüttel (About this soundGerman pronunciation ) is a town in the district of Dithmarschen, in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany that lies on the mouth of the Elbe river, near the North Sea. It is the location of the western entrance to the Kiel Canal, the busiest artificial waterway in the world.

Brunsbüttel
Town hall in Brunsbüttel
Town hall in Brunsbüttel
Coat of arms of Brunsbüttel
Coat of arms
Location of Brunsbüttel within Dithmarschen district
Brunsbuettel in HEI.PNG
Brunsbüttel is located in Germany
Brunsbüttel
Brunsbüttel
Brunsbüttel is located in Schleswig-Holstein
Brunsbüttel
Brunsbüttel
Coordinates: 53°53′47″N 09°08′19″E / 53.89639°N 9.13861°E / 53.89639; 9.13861Coordinates: 53°53′47″N 09°08′19″E / 53.89639°N 9.13861°E / 53.89639; 9.13861
CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictDithmarschen
Government
 • MayorWilfried Hansen
Area
 • Total65.24 km2 (25.19 sq mi)
Elevation
1 m (3 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total12,554
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
25534–25541
Dialling codes04851, 04852, 04855
Vehicle registrationHEI
Websitewww.brunsbuettel.de

HistoryEdit

The earliest reference to the town is in a document dated 14 July 1286.

 
„Brunsbuttel“ 1645 im Atlas Maior von Blaeu
 
Brunsbüttel um 1895
 
Matthias-Boie-Haus / Ähren- und Flechtverbund

With the construction of the Kiel Canal (Nord-Ostsee-Kanal) in 1911, the town was divided in two.

During the opening days of World War II, on 4 September 1939, the No. 149 Squadron RAF carried out the second bombing of that war, targeting warships near the town.[2]

EconomyEdit

Brunsbüttel became an industrial area in the 1960s and 1970s. The ChemCoast Park Brunsbüttel is still the most important enterprise zone and with 2,000 ha also the largest industrial area in Schleswig-Holstein.

Chemical PlantsEdit

EnergyEdit

HarboursEdit

Notable residentsEdit

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. ^ "149 squadron". Archived from the original on 2016-11-14. Retrieved 2016-11-13.