Leipzig

Leipzig

Leipzig (/ˈlaɪpsɪɡ, -sɪx/ LYPE-sig, -⁠sikh,[4][5][6][7] .mw-parser-output .IPA-label-small{font-size:85%}.mw-parser-output .references .IPA-label-small,.mw-parser-output .infobox .IPA-label-small,.mw-parser-output .navbox .IPA-label-small{font-size:100%}German: [ˈlaɪptsɪç] ⓘ; Upper Saxon: Leibz'sch) is the most populous city in the German state of Saxony. The city has a population of 628,718 inhabitants as of 2023.[8] It is the eighth-largest city in Germany and is part of the Central German Metropolitan Region. The name of the city means "linden tree place" and is, like the names of most of Leipzig's districts and geographical features, of Slavic origin. Leipzig is located about 150 km (90 mi) southwest of Berlin, in the southernmost part of the North German Plain (the Leipzig Bay), at the confluence of the White Elster and its tributaries Pleiße and Parthe, that form an extensive inland delta in the city known as Leipziger Gewässerknoten [de], along which Leipzig Riverside Forest, Europe's largest intra-city riparian forest has developed. Leipzig is at the centre of Neuseenland (new lake district), consisting of several artificial lakes created from former lignite open-pit mines.