Markkleeberg is a town in the Leipzig
Leipzig (district)
Leipzig is a district in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is named after the city Leipzig, which is surrounded by the district, but not part of it...

 district, in the Free State of Saxony
The Free State of Saxony is a landlocked state of Germany, contingent with Brandenburg, Saxony Anhalt, Thuringia, Bavaria, the Czech Republic and Poland. It is the tenth-largest German state in area, with of Germany's sixteen states....

, Germany. It is situated on the river Pleiße
The Pleiße is a right tributary of the Weiße Elster in Saxony, Germany. It has its source southwest of Zwickau at Ebersbrunn, then flows through Werdau, Crimmitschau, Altenburg, and other cities in Saxony and Thuringia, before meeting the Weiße Elster in Leipzig.The river naturally had a length of...

, approx. 7 km south of Leipzig
Leipzig Leipzig has always been a trade city, situated during the time of the Holy Roman Empire at the intersection of the Via Regia and Via Imperii, two important trade routes. At one time, Leipzig was one of the major European centres of learning and culture in fields such as music and publishing...


In 1813 much of the Battle of Leipzig
Battle of Leipzig
The Battle of Leipzig or Battle of the Nations, on 16–19 October 1813, was fought by the coalition armies of Russia, Prussia, Austria and Sweden against the French army of Napoleon. Napoleon's army also contained Polish and Italian troops as well as Germans from the Confederation of the Rhine...

 took place where today's Markkleeberg is situated.

During 1944-1945, a female sub-camp belonging to Ravensbrück
Ravensbrück concentration camp
Ravensbrück was a notorious women's concentration camp during World War II, located in northern Germany, 90 km north of Berlin at a site near the village of Ravensbrück ....

 and later Buchenwald was established in the town. In early April 1945 the surviving women were transferred to Mauthausen-Gusen in Austria.


(Source since 1998: Statistical bureau of Saxony)
class="prettytable"> Year Population
1946 20.517
1950 20,130
1960 20,545
1981 20,622
1984 19,811
1995 20,415
1997 20,264
class="prettytable"> Year Population 1998 22,728 1999 23,157 2000 23,157 2001 23,087 2002 23,139 2003 23,306 2004 23,639 class="prettytable"> Year Population 2005 23,806 2006 23,913 2007 24,021 2008 24,020 2009 24,254
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