Hamburg-Nord

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Borough of Hamburg
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Boroughs of Hamburg
Bezirkskarte Hamburg-Nord.png
Coordinates: 53°37′0″N 10°00′0″E / 53.61667°N 10.00000°E / 53.61667; 10.00000Coordinates: 53°37′0″N 10°00′0″E / 53.61667°N 10.00000°E / 53.61667; 10.00000
CountryGermany
StateHamburg
CityHamburg
Area
 • Total57.5 km2 (22.2 sq mi)
Population (31.12.2016)
 • Total306,732
 • Density5,300/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Dialling codes040
Vehicle registrationHH

Hamburg-Nord (meaning Hamburg North) is one of the seven boroughs of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, in northern Germany. In 2016, according to the residents registration office, the population was 306,732 in an area of 57.5 km2.

Geography[edit]

Starting from the north and continuing on clockwise, Hamburg-Nord borders on the state of Schleswig-Holstein and the Hamburg boroughs of Wandsbek, Mitte, and Altona. The borough is divided into 13 localities, namely Alsterdorf, Barmbek-Nord, Barmbek-Süd, Dulsberg, Eppendorf, Fuhlsbüttel, Groß Borstel, Hoheluft-Ost, Hohenfelde, Langenhorn, Ohlsdorf, Uhlenhorst, and Winterhude. Hamburg-Nord has a total area of 57.5 km2 (22.2 sq mi).[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2007, there were 280,229 people residing in the borough.[2] The population density was 4,838 inhabitants per square kilometre (12,530/sq mi). 12% were children under the age of 18 and 17.8% were aged 65 or older.[3]

In 2006, 31,617 criminal offences were committed in the borough (113 crimes per 1000 people).[4]

Politics[edit]

Simultaneously with elections to the state parliament (Bürgerschaft), the borough council (Bezirksversammlung) of Hamburg-Nord is elected. It consists of 51 representatives.

The political leader of Hamburg-Nord is the borough manager (Bezirksamtsleiter). Since the borough was founded in 1949, every borough manager (except for Kurt Braasch, who sat 1955 to 1973 for the German Party) has been a member of the SPD. The current borough manager is Ivonne Nische (SPD), in office since 1 July 2018.

Elections to all the borough councils in Hamburg were held on 25 May 2014. In Hamburg-Nord, seven parties reached the threshold of 3%.[5]

Party Percent Seats
SPD 33.9 17
CDU 22.7 12
Greens 21.1 11
Die Linke 9.5 5
FDP 4.3 2
AfD 3.7 2
Pirates 3.5 2

At the federal level, Hamburg-Nord is split between the Hamburg Mitte and Hamburg Nord single-member constituencies for the German parliament.

Infrastructure and public services[edit]

Helmuth Hübener school

The borough has 30 elementary schools and 26 secondary schools.[6]

Healthcare systems[edit]

Several hospitals are located in the borough Hamburg-Nord, among others the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), Martinistr. 52, in the quarter Eppendorf, with 1,369 beds and 109 day-care places in 21 departments. The UKE is a general hospital and teaching hospital for the University of Hamburg and provides the capacity to dispatch emergency medical services.[7] The hospital Asklepios Klinik Nord with its branches Heidberg and Ochsenzoll is located in the quarter Langenhorn. It is a general hospital and provides the capacity to dispatch emergency medical services. The part Ochsenzoll is also specialized for psychiatric problems. The hospital Asklepios Klinik Barmbek is also a general hospital. The Bethanien hospital, Martinistr. 41-49, is specialized for diabetical disease with 20 day-care places for geriatric cases.[8]

There were 154 day-care centers for children and 733 physicians in private practice and 92 pharmacies.[6]

Transportation[edit]

The borough is serviced by the rapid transit system of the underground railway and the city trains with several stations.

There are several exits of the Bundesautobahn 7 in Hamburg-Nord. According to the Department of Motor Vehicles (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt), in the borough Hamburg-Mitte were 99,440 private cars registered (359 cars/1000 people).[6] There were 1,733 traffic accidents total, including 1,420 traffic accidents with damage to persons.[9]

The Hamburg Airport is located in the quarter Fuhlsbüttel. Hamburg International, a private airline, had its head office in the borough[10] before closing down.

Sights[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Stattistikamt Nord 1987
  2. ^ Statistikamt Nord 31.12.2007 source: residents registration office
  3. ^ Statistikamt Nord 31.12.2006 source: residents registration office
  4. ^ State Investigation Bureaux (Landeskriminalamt), source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2006)
  5. ^ Results of the Hamburg borough council elections (2014) from Statistikamt Nord
  6. ^ a b c Source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (31.12.2006)
  7. ^ Hospitals in Hamburg, side 5
  8. ^ Hospitals in Hamburg, side 14
  9. ^ Traffic accident statistic, statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2006)
  10. ^ "Contact Archived 2008-04-10 at the Wayback Machine.." Hamburg International. Retrieved on July 7, 2010.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Hamburg-Nord at Wikimedia Commons