Leoben with 25,341 inhabitants (1 January 2016), the second largest city in the Austrian province of Styria, the economic center of Upper Styria and capital of the district. The city has a long tradition in mining and metallurgy, has a work of Voestalpine AG in the district Donawitz one of the most important sites of the Austrian iron and steel industry and is home to the University of Leoben.