LEOBEN, a town in Styria, Austria, 44 m. N.W. of Graz by ail. Pop. (1900) 10,204. It is situated on the Mur, and part )f its old walls and towers still remain. It has a well-known academy of mining and a number of technical schools. Its "xtensive iron-works and trade in iron are a consequence of its aosition on the verge of the important lignite deposits of Upper Ityria and in the neighbourhood of the iron mines and furnaces if Vordernberg and Eisenerz. On the 18th of April 1797 a sreliminary peace was concluded here between Austria and ""ranee, which led to the treaty of Campo-Formio.
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