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 Hamburg.

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

Eastern Hamburg includes the dense, gay-friendly district St.


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

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


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Other Names for Hamburg

  • Catalan:  Estat d'Hamburg
  • English:  Hamburg
  • French:  Hambourg, Ville libre et hanséatique de Hambourg
  • German:  Freie Hansestadt Hamburg, Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, Hamburg, Hansestadt Hamburg
  • Italian:  Amburgo
  • Korean:  자유 한자 도시 함부르크
  • Low German:  Free un Hansestadt Hamborg
  • Spanish:  Hamburg, Hamburgo

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