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 Löbejün   is a former town in the Saalekreis in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Since 1 January 2011, it is part of the town Löbejün-Wettin.


  • Geography 1
    • Geographic location 1.1
    • Geology 1.2
    • City classification 1.3
  • History 2
    • Population development 2.1


Geographic location

Löbejün is located 15 km north of Halle (Saale). The town is located in a hilly area in which a tributary to the Saale River, the Fuhne, flows.


The town is known for its Löbejüner porphyry. In the northeastern part of the town coal beds are found.

City classification

The following towns are classified as part of Löbejün:

  • Gottgau
  • Schlettau


Löbejün was first recognized in 961 as Liubichun.

Population development

Year or date Population
Middle ages ¹ ~5-600
Beginning of the 17th century ¹ ~1.000
1636 ¹ 96
1719 ¹ 909
1782 ¹ 1.299
1822 ¹ 2.100
1853 ¹ 3.100
1861 ¹ 3.497
1880 ¹ 3.425
1900 ¹ 3.332
1919 ¹ 2.802
1935 ¹ 3.279
Date Population
3. October 1990 ² 2.640
31. December 1995 ² 2.558
31. December 2000 ² 2.443
31. December 2001 ² 2.425
31. December 2002 ² 2.393
31. December 2003 ² 2.364
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