The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is Germany's second-largest city and, at the same time, one of Germany's 16 federal states or Bundesländer. Prior to the formation of the modern German state, Hamburg for centuries enjoyed a status as de facto independent city state and regional power and trade hub in the North Sea.

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Altona and St. Pauli are located west of central .

The city centre of is formed by the districts of Altstadt and Neustadt, as well as the new district of Hafencity immediately south of Altstadt.

Eastern includes the dense, gay-friendly district St.

Northern includes the lake of Aussenalster, the city's airport and a lot of greenery in-between.


The southern bank of the river Elbe in is dominated by the city's massive port.

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Albanian: Hamburgu, Arabic: هامبورغ, Armenian: Համբուրգ, Basque: Hanburgo, Belarusian: Горад Гамбург, Bulgarian: Хамбург, Catalan: Ciutat d'Hamburg, Catalan: Estat d'Hamburg, Chinese: 汉堡市, Czech: Hamburk, Danish: Hamborg, Drents: Hambörg, Esperanto: Hamburgo, Finnish: Hampuri, French: Hambourg, Georgian: ჰამბურგი, German: Hamburg, Greek: Αμβούργο, Hawaiian: Hamepuka, Hebrew: המבורג, Icelandic: Hamborg, Italian: Amburgo, Japanese: ハンブルク, Kannada: ಹ್ಯಾಂಬರ್ಗ್, Kashubian: Hambùrk, Korean: 함부르크, Kurdish: Hambûrg
Latin: Augusta Gambriviorum, Latin: Hamburgum, Latvian: Hamburga, Lithuanian: Hamburgas, Low German: Hamborg, Macedonian: Хамбург, Maltese: Ħamburg, Marathi: हॅम्बुर्ग, Northern Frisian: Hambörj, Occitan (post 1500): Amborg, Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܗܡܒܘܪܓ, Old Saxon: Hammaburg [a. 832], Persian: هامبورگ, Portuguese: Hamburgo, Russian: Гамбург, Saterfriesisch: Hambuurich, Sicilian: Amburgu, Spanish: Hamburgo, Syriac: ܗܡܒܘܪܓ, Thai: ฮัมบูร์ก, Ukrainian: Гамбурґ, Urdu: ہیمبرگ, Western Frisian: Hamboarch, Western Frisian: Hamburch, Yiddish: האַמבורג, 汉堡
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