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LEUNA is a town in the Saalekreis
Saalekreis
, Saxony-Anhalt
Saxony-Anhalt
, eastern Germany
Germany
, south of Merseburg
Merseburg
and Halle .

The town is known for the Leunawerke (English: Leuna
Leuna
works), at 13 km2 one of the biggest chemical industrial complexes in Germany, where a very wide range of chemicals and plastics is produced.

In 1960, Leuna's population was nearly 10,000, but after reunification high unemployment rates and poor living conditions, including pollution from nearby industries, caused significant outward migration. Before the 31 December 2009 incorporation of neighbouring municipalities, its population had sunk to 6,670.

ECONOMY

Leuna
Leuna
Chemical and industrial neighborhood (2007)

Leuna's industrial site stretches over 13 km² , making it one of the widest chemical industry sites in Germany. At the beginning of the 21st century, a wide range of chemical products and plastics are made there. A pilot plant to produce isobutylene from vegetal stock is being built by the French company Global Bioenergies and should start during 2016. View from Bad Dürrenberg

SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF THE TOWN

Christian August Crusius
Christian August Crusius
in 1747

* Christian August Crusius
Christian August Crusius
(1715-1775), philosopher and evangelical theologian * Wolfram Adolphi (born 1951), journalist and political scientist

REFERENCES

Wikimedia Commons has media related to LEUNA .

* ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden – Stand: 31.12.2015" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt (in German). * ^ InfraLeuna * ^ Infra Leuna
Leuna
Welcome to InfraLeuna * ^ Thierry Lucas (21 November 2013). " Global Bioenergies va construire un pilote de bioproduction d’isobutène en Allemagne". usinenouvelle.com (in French). Retrieved 15 September 2015. . * ^ Thierry Lucas (22 May 2015). " Global Bioenergies et Cristal Union s\'associent pour produire 50 000 tonnes par an d’isobutène biosourcé". usinenouvelle.com (in French). Retrieved 15 September 2015. .

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Towns and municipalities in the district of Saalekreis
Saalekreis

* Bad Dürrenberg * Bad Lauchstädt * Barnstädt * Braunsbedra * Farnstädt * Kabelsketal * Landsberg * Leuna * Merseburg
Merseburg
* Mücheln * Nemsdorf-Göhrendorf * Obhausen * Petersberg * Querfurt * Salzatal * Schkopau
Schkopau
* Schraplau * Steigra * Teutschenthal * Wettin-Löbejün

AUTHORITY CONTROL

* WorldCat Identities * VIAF : 126673518 * GND : 4099566-5

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