Hamburg Metropolitan Region

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

 Hamburg
 Lower Saxony
 Schleswig-Holstein


Largest Cities Hamburg
Area
 • 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)
Website http://www.metropolregion.hamburg.de/

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.

History[edit]

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]

Geography[edit]

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]

Administrative subdivisions[edit]

Hamburg's Binnenalster
Lübecks's seaside resort Travemünde
Cuxhaven
Wismar

States and districts

State District* Population
(2012)
Area
Pop. density
(2012)
 Hamburg 1,813,587 755 km2 2,400/km2
 Lower Saxony Cuxhaven 198,115 2,073 km2 96/km2
Harburg 239,269 1,245 km2 190/km2
Lüchow-Dannenberg 49,082 1,220 km2 40/km2
Lüneburg 174,685 1,323 km2 130/km2
Rotenburg 162,182 2,070 km2 78/km2
Soltau-Fallingbostel 136,072 1,873 km2 73/km2
Stade 195,606 1,266 km2 150/km2
Uelzen 93,284 1,454 km2 64/km2
 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Ludwigslust 122,564 2,517 km2 49/km2
Nordwestmecklenburg 155,801 2,117 km2 74/km2
 Schleswig-Holstein Dithmarschen 132,965 1,405 km2 95/km2
Lauenburg 187,905 1,263 km2 150/km2
Lübeck 211,713 214 km2 990/km2
Neumünster 76,951 72 km2 1,100/km2
Ostholstein 197,882 1,391 km2 140/km2
Pinneberg 298,826 664 km2 450/km2
Segeberg 261,988 1,334 km2 200/km2
Steinburg 130,135 1,056 km2 120/km2
Stormarn 232,911 766 km2 300/km2
Hamburg Metropolitan Region[4][5] 4,990,307 2,610,311 km2 191/km2

Largest cities and towns

City* or town Population
(2012)
Area
Pop. density
(2012)
Hamburg 1,813,587 755 km2 2,400/km2
Lübeck 211,713 214 km2 990/km2
Neumünster 76,951 72 km2 1,100/km2
Norderstedt 74,574 1,300/km2 1,300/km2
Lüneburg 70,438 1,000/km2 1,000/km2
Cuxhaven 48,829 300/km2 300/km2
Elmshorn 47,490 21 km2 2,200/km2
Stade 45,198 410/km2 410/km2
Wismar 42,433 41 km2 1,000/km2
Pinneberg 41,726 1,900/km2 1,900/km2
Seevetal 39,921 105 km2 380/km2
Buxtehude 39,858 76 km2 520/km2
Buchholz i. d. N. 36,875 75 km2 490/km2
Uelzen 33,467 136 km2 250/km2
Winsen 32,638 110 km2 300/km2
Wedel 31,725 34 km2 940/km2
Ahrensburg 31,292 35 km2 890/km2
Itzehoe 30,956 28 km2 1,100/km2
Geesthacht 29,098 33 km2 880/km2
Reinbek 26,347 31 km2 840/km2

* Districts and District free cities (German: Kreisfreie Städte).
Ludwigslust was merged into Ludwigslust-Parchim in 2011; pop. data for 2010

  District free city

Larger Urban Zones[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[6] (pop. density 429/km²). The Larger Urban Zone covers the Free and Hanseatic city of Hamburg and only the directly bordering districts:[7] The Hamburg LUZ corresponds with the service area of Hamburger Verkehrsverbund (HVV). only in these areas, the population density is 150 inhabitants/km2 or higher.

State District* Population
(2012)
Area
Pop. density
(2012)
 Hamburg 1,813,587 755 km2 2,400/km2
 Lower Saxony Harburg 239,269 1,245 km2 190/km2
Stade 195,606 1,266 km2 150/km2
 Schleswig-Holstein Lauenburg 187,905 1,263 km2 150/km2
Pinneberg 298,826 664 km2 450/km2
Segeberg 261,988 1,334 km2 200/km2
Stormarn 232,911 766 km2 300/km2
Hamburg LUZ[8][9] 2,903,198
 Schleswig-Holstein Lübeck 211,713 214.13 km2 990/km2
Ostholstein 197,882 1,391 km2 140/km2
Lübeck LUZ[8][9] 391,373
 Bremen Bremerhaven 112,895 78,87 km2 1,400/km2
 Lower Saxony Cuxhaven 198,115 2,073 km2 96/km2
Bremerhaven LUZ[8][9] 288,635

* Districts and District free cities (German: Kreisfreie Städte).
not part of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region

See also[edit]

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