Altona-Altstadt

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Altona-Altstadt
Quarter of Hamburg
Altona-Altstadt is located in Germany
Altona-Altstadt
Altona-Altstadt
Coordinates: 53°32′56″N 9°56′52″E / 53.54889°N 9.94778°E / 53.54889; 9.94778Coordinates: 53°32′56″N 9°56′52″E / 53.54889°N 9.94778°E / 53.54889; 9.94778
Country Germany
State Hamburg
City Hamburg
Borough Altona, Hamburg
Area
 • Total 2.8 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Population (31-12-2016)
 • Total 29,034
 • Density 10,000/km2 (27,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Dialling codes 040
Vehicle registration HH

About this sound Altona-Altstadt  is a quarter in Hamburg (Germany). Altona-Altstadt belongs to the Altona borough. The quarter's boundaries are congruent with the historic center of what has been the city of Altona until 1937.

History[edit]

Altona was founded in 1535 and became a city in 1664. In 1713 it was burned down by Swedish troops. In 1937 it became part of the city of Hamburg.

Geography[edit]

Altona-Altstadt is located between the quarters of Ottensen, Altona-Nord, Sternschanze, and St. Pauli. In the south it borders with the Elbe river.