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Lurup is located in Germany
Location of Lurup in the city of Hamburg
Coordinates: 53°35′35″N 9°52′58″E / 53.59306°N 9.88278°E / 53.59306; 9.88278Coordinates: 53°35′35″N 9°52′58″E / 53.59306°N 9.88278°E / 53.59306; 9.88278
BoroughAltona, Hamburg
 • Total6.4 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Population (31.12.2016)
 • Total36,053
 • Density5,600/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes22547, 22549
Dialling codes040
Vehicle registrationHH

About this soundLurup  is a quarter in the Altona borough of the Free and Hanseatic city of Hamburg in northern Germany. It was formerly an independent village. In 2016 the population was 36,053.


In 1927 Lurup was merged with Altona, and in 1938 it was merged with Altona into Hamburg with the Greater Hamburg Act.


In 2006 according to the statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, the quarter Lurup has a total area of 6.4 km².

The western border is formed by the railway tracks of the city train to the district of Eidelstedt, part of the borough Eimsbüttel. In the North, Lurup borders the state of Schleswig-Holstein and in the East it connects to the district of Osdorf, partially marked by the small stream of Luruper Moorgraben. In the South, Lurup borders the district of Bahrenfeld.


In 2006 the population of Lurup was 33,459. The population density was 5,247/km2 (13,590/sq mi). 19.7% were children under the age of 18, and 19.6% were 65 years of age or older. 15.3% were resident aliens. 2,003 people were registered as unemployed and 9,997 received social insurance contributions.[1]

In 1999 the total number of households was 15,043, out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.14.[2]

In 2006 there were 3,035 criminal offences (91 crimes per 1000 people).[3]

Population by year[edit]

The population is counted by the residential registration office for 31 December each year.[1]

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
31,041 31,010 31,321 31,636 31,754 32,015 31,868 31,751 31,625 31,558 31,884 32,035 31,986
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
32,089 31,979 32,565 33,011 33,252 33,132 33,459


There are five elementary schools and six secondary schools in Lurup, totalling 3,343 students.[4]



The sports club SV Lurup with a soccer department in the Oberliga Nord (2007/2008) has its home ground in the Jonny Arfert arena at the street Flurstrasse.


Health systems[edit]

Lurup comprises 22 day care centers for children, 32 private medical offices and five pharmacies.[4]


Lurup is serviced by the rapid transit system of the city train with the station Elbgaustrasse close to Eidelstedt. Public transport in Lurup is also provided by several bus lines. Between 1955 and 1973 Lurup was connected to the Hamburg tram (Lines 1 and 11).

According to the Department of Motor Vehicles (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt), 11,707 private cars were registered (353 cars/1000 people).[4] 152 traffic accidents were recorded, including 121 traffic accidents with damage to persons.[5]


  1. ^ a b Residents registration office, source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2006)
  2. ^ Source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (1999)
  3. ^ State Investigation Bureaux (Landeskriminalamt), source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2006)
  4. ^ a b c Source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2006)
  5. ^ Traffic accident statistic, statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2006)


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