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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 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:  Amborg
Official Aramaic:  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 DEHAM 汉堡

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