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LEOBEN

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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 441 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LEOBEN, a town in Styria, Austria, 44 M. N.W. of Graz by rail. Pop. (190o) 10,204. It is situated on the Mur, and part of its old walls and towers still remain. It has a well-known academy of mining and a number of technical schools. Its extensive iron-works and trade in iron are a consequence of its position on the verge of the important lignite deposits of Upper Styria and in the neighbourhood of the iron mines and furnaces of Vordernberg and Eisenerz. On the 18th of April 1797 a preliminary peace was concluded here between Austria and France, which led to the treaty of Campo-Formio.
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