St. Georg, Hamburg

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St. Georg
Quarter of Hamburg
Street cafe in the street Lange Reihe
Street cafe in the street Lange Reihe
St. Georg  is located in Germany
St. Georg
St. Georg
Coordinates: 53°33′11″N 10°0′55″E / 53.55306°N 10.01528°E / 53.55306; 10.01528Coordinates: 53°33′11″N 10°0′55″E / 53.55306°N 10.01528°E / 53.55306; 10.01528
Country Germany
State Hamburg
City Hamburg
Borough Hamburg-Mitte
Area
 • Total 1.8 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Population (31.12.2006)
 • Total 10,551
 • Density 5,900/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Dialling codes 040
Vehicle registration HH

St. Georg (Sankt Georg; German pronunciation: [ˌzaŋkt ˈɡeːɔrk]) is a central quarter in the borough Hamburg-Mitte of Hamburg, Germany. In 2006 the population was 10,551.

History[edit]

In 1410 the articles 17 and 18 of a contract (Rezeß) between the Senate and the citizens were regulating the accommodation of the patients in the hospital St. Georg (S. Georg / Suente Juergens).[1] This hospital still exists as the Asklepios Klinik St. Georg.

The suburb St. Georg in 1855

In 1868 the suburb St. Georg became official part of Hamburg, including the hospital for epidemic plague.

Due to the problems with drug abuse, prostitution and the high crime rate, in 2007 the Senate of Hamburg enforced a law to enact a ban of weapons on the area Hansaplatz of St. Georg. The only other place of Hamburg is the area Reeperbahn, St. Pauli.[2]

Geography[edit]

St. Georg is south-east to the artificial lake Außenalster, which is the border to the borough Eimsbüttel. According to the statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, the urban quarter has a total area of 1.8 km².

Parts of the quarter St. Georg are ranked as a good address by the office of city development and environment of Hamburg.[3] The central situation of St. Georg and many places of nightlife, street cafes and shops is the source for the gentrification in this quarter since the 1980s. The city of Hamburg and the borough Hamburg-Mitte have special programs to change this quarter.

Because of lots of gay owned and gay friendly nightclubs, cafes and shops, St. Georg is also considered as Hamburgs main scene for gays and lesbians. In the street Lange Reihe is the starting point of Hamburg's annual Christopher Street Day parade.[4]

Demographics[edit]

In 2006 in the quarter St. Georg were living 10,551 people. 9.2% were children under the age of 18, and 13.2% were 65 years of age or older. 31.4% were immigrants. 629 people were registered as unemployed.[5] In 1999 there were 6,882 households and 67.8% of all households were made up of individuals.[6]

Religion[edit]

The Domkirche St. Marien (English: St. Mary's Cathedral) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in St. Georg. The present building dates from the 1890s.

Education[edit]

The main campus of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences is at the street Berliner Tor.

There were 3 elementary schools and 6 secondary schools in St. Georg in 2006.[7]

Culture[edit]

The Deutsches Schauspielhaus (theatre), founded in 1901, is located in St. Georg. In 2011 the Ohnsorg-Theater moved into the new theatre in the Bieberhaus next to the Hauptbahnhof. Among others the Sportverein St. Georg von 1895 is a sports club in St. Georg using the facilities in the quarter.

Infrastructure[edit]

The Honorary Consulate General of the Kingdom of Thailand established in Hamburg in 1881 is located in the street An der Alster 45 and in charge of the states Bremen, Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein.[8]

Health systems[edit]

The Asklepios Klinik St. Georg is a general hospital with 758 beds and 67 day-care places (e.g. for patients with AIDS). The hospital has 10 departments, including internal medicine, surgery (including urology), neurology, neurosurgery, anaesthetics and intensive care and ambulant surgery. The hospital is specialized among others for heart surgery and oncology. It also provides the capacity to dispatch emergency medical services. The hospital is located Lohmühlenstrasse.[9]

Since 2008 the hospital also houses the Asklepios Medical School, a private medical school run by the Asklepios Kliniken Hamburg and the well-known Hungarian Semmelweis University.

In 2006 there were 67 physicians in private practice and 9 pharmacies.[7]

Transportation[edit]

St. Georg is serviced by the rapid transit system of the city train and the underground railway with the Lohmühlenstraße station and the Berliner Tor station. Public transport is also provided by buses.

Hamburg's central railway station is located in St. Georg, also the central bus station, for long distance buses to many cities in Europe.

According to the Department of Motor Vehicles (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt), in St. Georg were 2,134 private cars registered (205 cars/1000 people).[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Rezeß zwischen Rat und Bürgerschaft Artikel 17–18 betr. die Versorgung der Siechen und Pfründer im Hospital S. Georg. (D. Boedecker, side 25–28)
  2. ^ Ban of weapons in Hamburg press release Hamburg Police (German)
  3. ^ Behörde für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt, Amt für Wohnen, Wohnlagenverzeichnis, November 2007
  4. ^ CSD Hamburg (German) Retrieved on July 31, 2008
  5. ^ Residents registration office, source: statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2006)
  6. ^ Source: statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (1999)
  7. ^ a b c Source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2006)
  8. ^ List of the Consular corps, the trade missions, cultural institutes and international institutes in the Free and Hanseatic city of Hamburg, Senate of the Free and Hanseatic city of Hamburg, Chancellery of the Senate (April 2008)
  9. ^ Hospitals in Hamburg, side 6

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