Bergedorf (quarter)

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For the homonymous borough of Hamburg, see Bergedorf.
Bergedorf
Quarter of Hamburg
Bergedorf Castle
Bergedorf Castle
Bergedorf  is located in Germany
Bergedorf
Bergedorf
Coordinates: 53°29′00″N 10°13′00″E / 53.48333°N 10.21667°E / 53.48333; 10.21667Coordinates: 53°29′00″N 10°13′00″E / 53.48333°N 10.21667°E / 53.48333; 10.21667
Country Germany
State Hamburg
City Hamburg
Borough Bergedorf
Area
 • Total 11.3 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
Population (1-1-2006)
 • Total 41,019
 • Density 3,600/km2 (9,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Dialling codes 040
Vehicle registration HH

Bergedorf is a quarter (Stadtteil) in the homonymous borough (Bezirk) of the Free and Hanseatic city of Hamburg in northern Germany. In 2006, the population was 41,019.

History[edit]

The quarter was first mentioned in 1162. The today's quarter is the old city Bergedorf and located on the river Bille, a right tributary of the Elbe.

Geography[edit]

Bergedorf, situated in the south-eastern side of Hamburg, borders with the quarters of Lohbrügge, Billwerder, Allermöhe, Curslack and Altengamme; and with the district of Herzogtum Lauenburg, in Schleswig-Holstein.

In 2006, the quarter Bergedorf has an area of 11.3 km2 (4 sq mi).

Demographics[edit]

In 2006 in the quarter Bergedorf were living 40,678 people. The population density was 3,587 /km2 (9,290 /sq mi). 19% were children under the age of 18, and 16.2% were 65 years of age or older. 9.9% were immigrants. 2,479 people were registered as unemployed.[1] In 1999 there were 19,603 households and 38% of all households were made up of individuals.[2]

According to the Department of Motor Vehicles (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt), in the quarter Bergedorf were 15.104 private cars registered (372 cars/1000 people).[1]

There were 8 elementary schools and 5 secondary schools in the quarter Bergedorf and 112 physicians in private practice and 12 pharmacies.[1]

Unlike the mere quarters of Hamburg, Bergedorf still has its own town hall in being.

Notable present or former residents[edit]

  • Wolfe+585, Senior, a.k.a. Hubert Blaine Wolfe, Held the Guinness Book of World Records Longest Name in 1978

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Residents registration office, source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2006)
  2. ^ Source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (1999)

External links[edit]

Media related to Bergedorf at Wikimedia Commons