Leipzig - Leipzig, Germany

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Leipzig - Leipzig, Germany

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Leipzig (/'laIpsIg, 'laIp(t)sIx/,[4][5][6] German: ['laIptsIc] (listen); Upper Saxon: Leibz'sch) is the most populous city in the German state of Saxony. It has 605,407 residents as of 2021[7][8] (1,1 million [9] in the larger urban area),[2] and is Germany's eighth-most populous city[10][11]. It also ranks second in the former East Germany region after (East) Berlin. The city is part of the multicentric Leipzig-Halle Conurbation, which also includes Halle (Saale), which is the capital of the neighboring state of Saxony–Anhalt. Leipzig/Halle Airport lies between the two cities in Schkeuditz.

Leipzig is approximately 160 km (100 miles) southwest of Berlin in Leipzig Bay. This area forms the southernmost part the North German Plain at the confluence with the White Elster River (progression Saale Elbe- North Sea), and two of its tributaries, the Pleisse or the Parthe. Names of many boroughs and the city itself are both Slavic.

Leipzig has been a major trade center since the Holy Roman Empire. [12] Leipzig is located at the intersection of Via Regia (or the Via Imperii), two important medieval trade routes. Leipzig was once a major European centre for learning and culture in fields like publishing and music. [13] Leipzig was a major East German urban center during the Second World War, and the German Democratic Republic (East Germany), but it lost its cultural and economic significance. [13] The 1989 events in Leipzig played a major role in the precipitation of communism's fall in Central and Eastern Europe. These were primarily due to demonstrations that began at St. Nicholas Church. The immediate consequences of Germany's reunification were the destruction of the local economy, which had grown dependent on polluting heavy industries, severe unemployment, and urban blight. The decline in Leipzig was stopped and reversed around 2000. Since then, Leipzig has experienced significant changes. Major historical buildings were restored, derelict properties that had little historical value were demolished, new industries have been developed, and there is a modern transportation infrastructure. [14][15]