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ˈlaɪp sɪg, -sɪkleipzig

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Leipzignoun

    a city in southeastern Germany famous for fairs; formerly a music and publishing center


  1. Leipzignoun

    The largest city in Saxony, Germany


  1. Leipzig

    Leipzig ( LYPE-sig, -⁠sikh, German: [ˈlaɪptsɪç] (listen); Upper Saxon: Leibz'sch) is the most populous city in the German state of Saxony. Leipzig's population of 624,689 inhabitants (1.1 million in the larger urban zone) as of 2022 places the city as Germany's eighth most populous, as well as the second most populous city in the area of the former East Germany after (East) Berlin. Together with Halle (Saale), the city forms the polycentric Leipzig-Halle Conurbation. Between the two cities (in Schkeuditz) lies Leipzig/Halle Airport. Leipzig is located about 160 km (100 mi) southwest of Berlin, in the southernmost part of the North German Plain (known as Leipzig Bay), at the confluence of the White Elster River (progression: Saale→ Elbe→ North Sea) and two of its tributaries: the Pleiße and the Parthe. The name of the city and those of many of its boroughs are of Slavic origin. Leipzig has been a trade city since at least the time of the Holy Roman Empire. The city sits at the intersection of the Via Regia and the Via Imperii, two important medieval trade routes. Leipzig's trade fair dates back to 1190. Between 1764 and 1945, the city was a center of publishing. After the Second World War and during the period of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) Leipzig remained a major urban centre in East Germany, but its cultural and economic importance declined.Events in Leipzig in 1989 played a significant role in precipitating the fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe, mainly through demonstrations starting from St. Nicholas Church. The immediate effects of the reunification of Germany included the collapse of the local economy (which had come to depend on highly polluting heavy industry), severe unemployment, and urban blight. Starting around 2000, however, the decline was first arrested, then reversed, and since then Leipzig has seen many significant changes, including the restoration of major historical buildings, the demolition of derelict properties, and the development of new industries and a modern transport infrastructure.Leipzig is home to one of the oldest universities in Europe (Leipzig University). It is also one of two seats of the German National Library, as well as the seat of the German Federal Administrative Court. Leipzig was rated as the most livable city in Germany in 2013 by the GfK marketing research institution. Leipzig Zoo is one of the most modern zoos in Europe and ranks first in Germany (2013) and second in Europe (2015). Since Leipzig City Tunnel came into operation in 2013, Leipzig forms the centrepiece of the S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland public transit system. Leipzig was in 2020 listed as a "Sufficiency" level global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, Germany's "Boomtown" and was the 2019 Academy of Urbanism European City of the Year.Leipzig has long been a major centre for music, including classical and modern dark wave. The Thomanerchor (English: St. Thomas Choir of Leipzig), a boys' choir, was founded in 1212. The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, established in 1743, is one of the oldest symphony orchestras in the world. Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy are two of several well-known composers who lived and worked in Leipzig. The University of Music and Theatre "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" was founded in 1843. The Oper Leipzig, one of the most prominent opera houses in Germany, was founded in 1868. During a stay in Gohlis, which is now part of the city, Friedrich Schiller wrote his poem "Ode to Joy".


  1. leipzig

    Leipzig is a city in the eastern part of Germany, located in the federal state of Saxony. Known for its rich history, it is the largest city in Saxony and serves as a major cultural, economic, and educational center in Germany. Leipzig is notable for its vibrant music scene, historic architecture, and landmarks such as St. Thomas Church, where famous composer Johann Sebastian Bach was once a choir leader. It's also the home of Leipzig University, one of the oldest universities in the world, and hosts a significant annual trade fair known as the Leipzig Fair.


  1. Leipzig

    Leipzig is a city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany. It has around 510,000 inhabitants. Leipzig is situated about 150 km south of Berlin at the confluence of the White Elster, Pleisse, and Parthe rivers at the southerly end of the North German Plain. Leipzig has been a trade city at least since the time of the Holy Roman Empire, sitting at the intersection of the Via Regia and Via Imperii, two important Medieval trade routes. At one time, Leipzig was one of the major European centers of learning and culture in fields such as music and publishing. After World War II, Leipzig became a major urban center within the German Democratic Republic but its cultural and economic importance declined, despite East Germany being the richest economy in the Soviet Bloc. Leipzig later played a significant role in instigating the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, through events which took place in and around St. Nicholas Church. Since the reunification of Germany, Leipzig has undergone significant change with the restoration of some historical buildings, the demolition of others, and the development of a modern transport infrastructure. Nowadays Leipzig is an economic center in Germany and has an opera house and one of the most modern zoos in Europe.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Leipzig

    in the W. of Saxony, and largest city of that kingdom; is the third city in Germany. The old portion is narrow and quaint, with historic buildings; the new is well built, with splendid edifices. It is the seat of the supreme court of the Empire, of an old university which has a magnificent library and well-equipped medical school, and of one of the finest conservatories of music in Europe. Its chief trade is in books, furs, leather, and cloth, and its chief industries type-founding and pianoforte-making. It was the birthplace of Leibnitz and Wagner, and is associated also with Bach and Mendelssohn.

Editors Contribution

  1. Leipzig

    The name of Leipzig comes from Leipsydium an ancient Illyrian city near to it flows the Alba River (Elbe). Alba is an eponymus of Albans, Albions, Arbans, Arvanites, Arbereshes and Albanians. * Herodotus in his book V/62 says: .. Alcmaeonidae (the Alemans- Ilyrian tribe), ... sized and fortified Leipsydrium (Leipzig) above Paonia. The Leipzig name come from ancient name of Leipsydrium.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 17, 2019  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Leipzig is ranked #66164 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Leipzig surname appeared 299 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Leipzig.

    95.6% or 286 total occurrences were White.
    2.6% or 8 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Leipzig in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Leipzig in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Leipzig in a Sentence

  1. Bjoern Marzahn:

    We expect to put the driving ban into effect in May. Therefore, it's necessary to receive a written statement of the ruling from the administrative court in Leipzig.

  2. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer:

    Paul’s got the hunger and appetite to play. He wants to train and he’s focused on performing when he gets a chance, there’s been other players refusing to train and refusing to play - they’re not here any more, of course - but Paul’s not once done that. He’s got the quality and the desire to do well when he comes on, like he did against Leipzig, when he had a positive impact.

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