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Brunsbüttel

, Brunsbüttel, Germany
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Brunsbüttel 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.HistoryDuring the opening days of World War II, on 4 September 1939, the Royal Air Force carried out their first bombing raid on shipping near the town.{http://www.raf.mod.uk/history/bombercommandno149squadron.cfm}EconomyBrunsbüttel 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 Plants Total S.A. Bayer MaterialScience Lanxess Sasol Yara InternationalEnergy Vattenfall: Gas Turbine Power Station (near the Brunsbüttel Nuclear Power Plant which is out of service)Harbor Brunsbüttel Ports GmbH (port operationand logistics)

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