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Leipzig (pop. 507,800), city in eastern Germany, former capital of Leipzig district. A major cultural, commercial, and manufacturing center, it has fine medieval and renaissance architecture. Composers J.S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, and Robert Schumann were active in the city.

See also: Germany.

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