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Quarter of Hamburg
Willkommen Altes Land Francop03.jpg
Francop is located in Germany
Coordinates: 53°30′00″N 9°51′00″E / 53.50000°N 9.85000°E / 53.50000; 9.85000Coordinates: 53°30′00″N 9°51′00″E / 53.50000°N 9.85000°E / 53.50000; 9.85000
BoroughHarburg, Hamburg
 • Total9.1 km2 (3.5 sq mi)
Population (31.12.2016)
 • Total672
 • Density74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Dialling codes040
Vehicle registrationHH

Francop is a quarter in the Harburg borough of the Free and Hanseatic city of Hamburg in northern Germany. In 2016 the population was 672.


Francop, probably founded in the mid-12th century, belonged - as to its government - to the Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen, established in 1180.[1] In religious respect, however, Francop formed part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Verden until after 1566 its incumbent bishops lost papal recognition, except of a last Catholic bishop from 1630 to 1631, respectively.[1] In 1648 the Prince-Archbishopric was transformed into the Duchy of Bremen, which was first ruled in personal union by the Swedish and from 1715 on by the Hanoverian Crown. In 1823 the Duchy was abolished and its territory became part of the Stade Region. In 1932 Francop and other villages East of the Este were annexed to the County of Harburg in the then Lunenburg Region. By the Greater Hamburg Act of 1937 Francop was annexed to Hamburg state, and municipally integrated into the unity municipality of Hamburg (Einheitsgemeinde Hamburg) on 1 April 1938.


Timber framed farm – the oldest house in Francop (17th century)

In 2008 according to the statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, the quarter has a total area of 9.1 km2.[2] Francop is part of the Altes Land region (old country or old land). In the north is the quarter Finkenwerder of the borough Hamburg-Mitte, in the east is the quarter Altenwerder, Moorburg, and Hausbruch. Francop borders in the south to Neugraben-Fischbek and in the west to Neuenfelde.


In 2008 634 people were living in the Francop quarter. The population density was 70/km2 (181/sq mi). 17.1% were children under the age of 18, 19.4% were 65 years of age or older, and 3.3% were immigrants. 15 people were registered as unemployed.[2]

In 1999, there were 322 households out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, and 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.3.[3]

Population by year [2]

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
725 737 732 748 753 740 719 707 721 701 713 721 721
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
726 698 704 701 674 662 639 636 634


  1. ^ a b Michael Schütz, „Die Konsolidierung des Erzstiftes unter Johann Rode", in: Geschichte des Landes zwischen Elbe und Weser: 3 vols., Hans-Eckhard Dannenberg and Heinz-Joachim Schulze (eds.) on behalf of the Landschaftsverband der ehemaligen Herzogtümer Bremen und Verden, Stade: Landschaftsverband der ehemaligen Herzogtümer Bremen und Verden, 1995 and 2008, vol. I 'Vor- und Frühgeschichte' (1995; ISBN 978-3-9801919-7-5), vol. II 'Mittelalter (einschl. Kunstgeschichte)' (1995; ISBN 978-3-9801919-8-2), vol. III 'Neuzeit' (2008; ISBN 978-3-9801919-9-9), (=Schriftenreihe des Landschaftsverbandes der ehemaligen Herzogtümer Bremen und Verden; vols. 7–9), vol. II: pp. 263–278, here pp. 270seq. ISBN 978-3-9801919-8-2.
  2. ^ a b c Residents registration office, source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2006)
  3. ^ Source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (1999)


External links[edit]

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