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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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The Helene-Lange-Gymnasium is a bilingual secondary school in Hamburg. It was created in 1910 as a girls' school, and has been accessible to boys since 1969. It was the first bilingual school in Hamburg. It maintains sponsorships with schools in Dar es Salaam, Havanna, Chicago, and London.

The building which today houses the Helene-Lange-Gymnasium was built between 1908 and 1910 by the architect Albert Erbe, and officially opened on January 4, 1910.

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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 | 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 | HSH Nordbank Arena | 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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A starboard bow view of the German destroyer Hamburg (D-181) as it arrives to participate in the 25th anniversary celebration of German naval aviation training in the United States. The Hamburg is entering the Naval Air Station Pensacola, Pensacola, Florida.

Photo credit: JO1 Bryant

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Bundesautobahn 252 (abbr: BAB 252) or Autobahn 252 (abbr: A 252) – is a planned short motorway in Hamburg, in north Germany.

The A 252 is called Hafenquerspange (port link road) and planned to connect the A 1 and A 7. It is planned to be finished in 2013.

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