Lauchhammer


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Lauchhammer

 

a city in the German Democratic Republic, in the district of Cottbus. Population, 27,200 (1971; 5,200 in 1939). Its coking combine produces annually more than 1 million tons of metallurgical coke from lignite. Lauchhammer has a thermoelectric power plant. There is a heavy machine-building industry (mainly equipment for mining lignite), and cast pieces of art have been produced since 1725. A large chemical enterprise producing synthetic gasoline, paraffin, and fertilizers is located south of Lauchhammer.

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Also, as a result of an economic autarchic policy, several industrial estates were located in the proximity of raw materials resources: Lauchhammer and Hoyerswerda (near the lignite deposits at Cottbus, copper at Legnica-Glocow (Silesia) and natural gas at Pulawy-Lublin (Poland), or the case of the towns of Most, Litvinov and Ostrov (NW Czechia) developed due to coal resources (von Hirschhausen, 1996, p.
It was in Germany, however, that the real beginnings of artistic cast iron were found, and amazing sculptural casting (voliplastische Gusse) was successfully produced at Lauchhammer in 1784.