Hamburg Metropolitan Region

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Hamburg Metropolitan Region
Metropolregion Hamburg
Official logo of Hamburg Metropolitan Region
location of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region in Germany
location of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region in Germany
Country  Germany

 Lower Saxony

Largest Cities Hamburg
 • Metro 26,000 km2 (10,000 sq mi)
Population [1]
 • Metro 5,000,000
 • Metro density 192/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

The Metropolregion Hamburg (German for Hamburg Metropolitan Region) is the compilation of 8 rural districts in the German federal state of Lower Saxony, 6 districts in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein and the city-state of Hamburg in northern Germany. This area covers an area of ca 26,000 km² and is home to 5 million inhabitants.


On 1 January 2006, the office of the Hamburg metropolitan region opened, as agreed in a state treaty of cooperation (Staatsvertrag über Zusammenarbeit) between Hamburg, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein.[2]


In 2005, the Hamburg metropolitan region consisted of the city-state Hamburg, rural districts of Lower Saxony, and districts of Schleswig-Holstein, with more than 800 cities, towns or municipalities. The region covered an area of 19,802 km2 (7,646 sq mi).[3]

Bundesland Rural district
(Lower Saxony)
Cuxhaven Dithmarschen
Harburg Lauenburg
Lüchow-Dannenberg Pinneberg
Lüneburg Segeberg
Rotenburg Steinburg
  Soltau-Fallingbostel Stormarn

Larger Urban Zone[edit]

4. Hamburg metropolitan region
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The Hamburg Larger Urban Zone (LUZ) as defined by Eurostat's Urban Audit covers an area of 7,303 km² and in 2004 contained 3,134,620 inhabitants[4] (pop. density 429/km²). The Larger Urban Zone covers the Free and Hanseatic city of Hamburg and only the directly bordering districts:[5]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Impressum - metroploregion Hamburg (in German), retrieved 2009-03-24 
  3. ^ Hamburg Metropolitan Area fact sheet, Statistical office Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein), 2006, retrieved 2009-03-24 
  4. ^
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External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°30′N 10°00′E / 53.5°N 10.0°E / 53.5; 10.0