Halle, sometimes Halle, is a city in Germany located on the Saale River. Along with Magdeburg, it is the largest city in terms of population in the state of Saxony-Anhalt: as of 2016, it was home to about 240 thousand people.
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Halle (there is also another transcription of the name - Halle) was first mentioned in 806.
The first settlements arose here due to the favorable location of the salt deposits. The word "Halle" itself is believed to be of Celtic origin, and means "places rich in salt." Salt determined the fate of the city: on the one hand, it always managed to remain prosperous and rich thanks to this vital spice; on the other hand, the development of the salt industry over time received a logical continuation - chemical plants were concentrated here during the GDR years, and this had a very detrimental effect on the ecology of the entire region.