Bad Salzdetfurth is a 13,500 inhabitants town in the district of Hildesheim in southern Lower Saxony. The city is a regional major recreational, resort, hospital and industrial center. It is recognized by the state as brine and mud spa. Bad Salzdetfurths history is closely linked with the stone and Kalisalzgewinnung. The first mention of the city can be traced back to the year 1194th The first inhabitants of the city were likely to salter. The Kaliwerke Salzdetfurth AG, the oldest predecessor company of today's K + S Aktiengesellschaft, had from 1889 to 1971 their headquarters in Bad Salzdetfurth. The important for the local economy potash mining was discontinued in the 1992nd The urban area in its present borders was created in 1974 by the merger of 12 surrounding communities. Bad Salzdetfurth is located about eleven kilometers south of Hildesheim. The nearest big cities are Salzgitter (about 24 kilometers north-east), Hanover (39 kilometers north) and Brunswick (about 42 kilometers north-east).
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