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Elmshorn ( ) is a town in the district of Pinnebergmarker in Schleswig-Holsteinmarker in Germanymarker. It is located 32 km north of Hamburgmarker at the small river Krückau, close to the Elbe river, is the sixth-largest city in the state of Schleswig-Holsteinmarker, Germanymarker. Elmshorn has a shopping center and common area in the center of town called the "Buttermarkt" by the locals although its official name is Karl-Marx-Platz. In the surrounding areas are small farms and dairy/ horse farms. It is the birthplace of writer and editor Hermann Schlüter (1851-1919), the mathematician Hermann Weyl (1885–1955), and the medievalist Heinz Woehlk (1944- ).

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Historically, Elmshorn had many companies in the food industry including meat processing/ sausage production, margarine production and cereal processing. Major surviving companies include Dölling-Hareico (meat processing/ sausage production) and Kölln (cereal processing, mainly oats and muesli). Elmshorn is also the headquarters of telecommunications company Talkline.

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