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Hamburg, in German officially called Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg (Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg), is a city-state in northern Germany and the country's second largest city. The port city is located on the southern end of the Jutland Peninsula, directly between continental Central Europe to her south, Scandinavia to her north, the North Sea to her west, and the Baltic Sea to her east. Hamburg borders the German states of Schleswig-Holstein to the north and Lower Saxony to the south.

The Elbe river flows through the Port of Hamburg, which is the third-largest port in Europe. With a population of approximately 1.8 million people, it is the second-largest city in Germany and eighth largest city in the European Union. Hamburg has a total area of 755 km2 (292 sq mi).

Hamburg was an independent and sovereign state of the German Confederation (1815–66), a city-state the North German Confederation (1866–71), the German Empire (1871–1918) and during the period of the Weimar Republic (1919–33). In Nazi Germany Hamburg was a Gau from 1934 until 1945. After the Second World War, Hamburg was in the British Zone of Occupation and became a state of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1949.

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Stamp of Deutsche Post AG - DESY 25 anniversary.

The DESY (Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron, "German Electron Synchrotron") is the biggest German research center for particle physics, with sites in Hamburg and Zeuthen. DESY was founded on 18 December 1959 in Hamburg by means of a treaty signed by the federal minister for atomic energy Siegfried Balke and Hamburg's mayor Max Brauer.

DESY's main purposes are fundamental research in particle physics and research with synchrotron radiation. For this DESY develops and runs several particle accelerators. DESY is financed by the public authorities and is a member of the Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres.

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Buildings: Castles (list) | Churches (list) | Railway stations (list) | U-Bahn stations (list)S-Bahn stations (list) | Laeiszhalle | …
Culture: Museums and theatres (list) | Hamburger Schule | ...
Education: Christianeum Hamburg | …
Geography: Areas: Altes Land | Harburg Hills | Port of Hamburg | Hamburg Wadden Sea National Park | Rivers: Alster | Bille | Elbe | Lakes: Binnenalster | Außenalster | Öjendorfer See | Timmermoor | Streets: Hafenstraße | Landungsbrücken | Reeperbahn | Subdivisions
History: Neuengamme concentration camp |…
Economy: Otto GmbH | …
Politics: Elections in Hamburg | Government: Coat of arms | Constitution | Flag | Police | ...
Religion: Lutheran | Portuguese Jews | Roman Catholic | ...
Sport: Events: Deutsches Derby | Fährhofer Stutenpreis | Hamburg Marathon | Hamburger Stutenpreis | International German Open | Vattenfall Cyclassics
Venues: Alsterdorfer Sporthalle | Am Rothenbaum | Color Line Arena | EVendi Arena | Volksparkstadion | Horner Rennbahn | Millerntor-Stadion | Sportplatz at Rothenbaum | Trabrennbahn Bahrenfeld
Clubs: Altonaer FC von 1893 | ASV Bergedorf 85Der Hamburger und Germania Ruder Club | Eimsbütteler TV | Hamburg Blue Angels | Hamburg Blue Devils | Hamburg Freezers | Hamburg SV | Hamburg Sea Devils | Hamburger Segel-ClubHSV Barmbek-Uhlenhorst | HSV Handball | FC Association 1893 Hamburg | FC Eintracht Altona | FC St. Georg | Norddeutscher Regatta Verein | FC Teutonia Ottensen  FC St. Pauli | SC Concordia | SC Victoria Hamburg | SV Lurup | ...
Transport: S-Bahn | U-Bahn | Hamburger Verkehrsverbund | Companies: AKN Eisenbahn | DB Regio | Eisenbahnen und Verkehrsbetriebe Elbe-Weser | Hamburger Hochbahn | Metronom Eisenbahngesellschaft

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Neue Elbbrücke.

Neue Elbbrücke is a road bridge across the Norderelbe, connecting Veddel and Rothenburgsort. Originally constructed between 1884 and 1887, the three lenticular trusses (each 102 meters long) make it one of the most peculiar of the 2,500 bridges in Hamburg.

Photo credit: Kai Morgener

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The Hamburg Blue Devils are an American football team in Hamburg, Germany formed in 1992. They play at the Millerntor-Stadion. They are not to be confused with the Hamburg Sea Devils of NFL Europa.

They are associated with the Hamburg Blue Angels cheerleading squad and with the Hamburg Grey Devils, the senior football players.

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