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Leipzig (, also , , German: [ˈlaɪptsɪç];; Upper Saxon: Leibzsch) is the most populous city in the German federal state of SaxonyWith a population of 600,000 inhabitants as of 2019 (1.1 million residents in the larger urban zone), it is Germany's eighth most populous city as well as the second most populous city in the area of former East Germany after (East) BerlinTogether with Halle (Saale), the largest city of the neighbouring state of Saxony-Anhalt, the city forms the polycentric conurbation of Leipzig-HalleBetween the two cities (in Schkeuditz) lies Leipzig/Halle International Airport. Leipzig is located about 160 kilometres (99 mi) southwest of Berlin in the Leipzig Bay, which constitutes the southernmost part of the North German Plain, at the confluence of the White Elster River (progression: Saale→ Elbe→ North Sea) and two of its tributaries: the Pleiße and the PartheThe name of the city as well as the names 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 routesLeipzig was once one of the major European centres of learning and culture in fields such as music and publishingAfter the Second World War and during the period of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) Leipzig remained a major urban centre in East German terms, but its cultural and economic importance declinedEvents in Leipzig in 1989 played a significant role in precipitating the fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe, mainly through demonstrations starting from StNicholas 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 blightStarting around 2000, however, decline was first arrested and then reversedLeipzig has undergone significant change with the restoration of major historical buildings, the demolition of derelict properties of little historical value, and the development of new industries and a modern transport infrastructure.Leipzig today is an economic centre, the most livable city in Germany, according to the GfK marketing research institution and has the second-best future prospects of all cities in Germany, according to HWWI and Berenberg BankThe city is one of two seats of the German National Library (together with Frankfurt), as well as the seat of the German Federal Administrative CourtLeipzig Zoo is one of the most modern zoos in Europe and ranks first in Germany and second in Europe according to Anthony Sheridan.
Since the opening of the Leipzig City Tunnel in 2013, Leipzig forms the centrepiece of the S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland public transit systemLeipzig is currently listed as a Gamma World City, Germany's "Boomtown" and as the European City of the Year 2019.Leipzig has long been a major centre for music, both classical as well as modern "dark alternative music" or darkwave genresThe Oper Leipzig is one of the most prominent opera houses in GermanyLeipzig is also home to the University of Music and Theatre "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy"It was during a stay in this city that Friedrich Schiller wrote his poem "Ode to Joy".