Trostberg

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Coordinates: 48°1′N12°33′E / 48.017°N 12.550°E / 48.017; 12.550 Coordinates: 48°1′N12°33′E / 48.017°N 12.550°E / 48.017; 12.550
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Traunstein
Government
   Mayor Karl Schleid (CSU)
Area
  Total51.36 km2 (19.83 sq mi)
Elevation
493 m (1,617 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31) [1]
  Total11,295
  Density220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
83308
Dialling codes 08621
Vehicle registration TS
Website www.trostberg.de

Trostberg (German pronunciation: [ˈtʁoːstˌbɛʁk]]( Loudspeaker.svg listen )) is a town in the district of Traunstein, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated on the river Alz, 19 km northwest of Traunstein. As with other 'old towns' in the region, it is a popular local tourist spot.

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Economy

About 1,400 people are employed at the Chemiepark Trostberg, a large chemical industrial area near the town. The two main companies are AlzChem and BASF Bauchemie (construction chemistry). [2] The Chemiepark Trostberg originated from a calcium cyanamide production plant, founded in 1908. Between 1978 and 2000, the company was called SKW Trostberg AG. [3]

History

During World War II, a subcamp of Dachau concentration camp was located in the town. [4]

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References

  1. "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2020.
  2. Stadt Trostberg, Wirtschaftsstandort
  3. History of AlzChem AG Archived 2014-11-04 at the Wayback Machine
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-09. Retrieved 2008-11-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)