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German federated state of Hamburg: characteristics, population, photos, major cities, climate, map and much more

On this page you will find interesting information, statistics about Hamburg: major cities and the capital of the federated state, population, map, climate and weather, flag, coat of arms, photos of sightseeing attractions, ZIP code, phone codes and much more.


§ Brief overview of the Hamburg federated state

Hamburg is both a federated state and a city of Germany, it stands on three rivers: the River Elbe, the River Alster and the River Bille. Hamburg is a major port city; despite the fact that it is located on a river, it is considered a seaport, since the River Elbe connects it to the sea. The port of Hamburg handles thousands of ships annually.

Hamburg is the second most populated city in Germany, people from more than 180 countries live here. It offers a very diverse cultural program - concerts, exhibitions, musicals, dances, ballet, theater, etc. Hamburg has more parks than any other city in Germany. There are several hundred football clubs in Hamburg, the most famous of which are: Hamburger SV and FC St. Pauli. Residents of Hamburg are open-hearted and polite people.

The port plays an important role in the city's economy, embracing container shipping, ship repair and building. Airplanes, software are also being developed here, it is home to large book and periodical publishing houses. Millions of tourists visit the city every year.

§ Photos of the sightseeing attractions in the Hamburg federated state

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§ Population of the Hamburg federated state

The population size in Hamburg totals 1'810'438 people. Of these, 886'289 are men, which is 49.0 % and 924'149 are women or 51.0 % of the whole federated state population. The population density of the Hamburg federated state is 2'397 people per 1 square kilometer.

Based on the data in Table 1 (see below on the page), the Hamburg federated state occupies 0 % of the entire territory of Germany, which is home to 2 % of the population of the entire country, they live in 1 settlements located on the territory of the said land.

§ Climate and weather in Hamburg

Like in other parts of the country, Hamburg has a temperate climate with warm summers and relatively warm winters. According to the German Weather Service (aka the German Meteorological Service) (in German: DWD), in 2020 the average annual temperature in Hamburg was 10.9 degrees Celsius, while in winter the air temperature was on average 5.3 °C, and in summer 18.1 °C. The rainfall in 2020 was 688 l/m2, and the sun shone that year in Hamburg for 1'780 hours. Click here for more information about the Climate of Germany

§ Capital of the Hamburg German federated state

The capital of the Hamburg federated state is the City of Hamburg, in German Hamburg or Hamburg, Freie und Hansestadt, with a population of more than 1'831'000 people.

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§ Statistics, essential data about the federated state

Table 1 below presents statistics as to the data for the federated state of Hamburg, as well as indicators for the whole of Germany for comparison. Besides, from Table 1, you will learn the percentage ratio of the indicator for the federated state to the indicator for the whole of Germany.

Table 1. Statistical data on the Hamburg federated state as of early 2017.

Descriptor Value as to the federated state and its percentage ratio to the indicator for the whole of Germany Value for the whole of Germany
Name in German Hamburg - -
Federated state type designation, in German Freie Hansestadt - -
Abbreviation (code) of the federated state, in German HH - -
Capital of the federated state Hamburg
(нем. Hamburg)
- -
Territory, land area 755 km2 0 % 357'578 km2
The federated state population, all people altogether 1'810'438 2 % 82'521'653
The federated state population, men 886'289 2 % 40'697'118
The federated state population, women 924'149 2 % 41'824'535
Population density, people per km2 2'397 1'039 % 231
Number of administrative districts (in Ger .: Bezirk) 0 0 % 19
Number of counties (in Ger.: Kreis) 1 0 % 401
Number of cities of regional subordinance, i.e. district-free cities or urban districts (in Ger.: kreisfreie Städte) 1 1 % 107
Number of the federated state rural districts (in Ger.: Landkreis) 0 0 % 294
Number of municipalities (in Ger.: Gemeinde), i.e. localities or settlements 1 0 % 11'042
Number of cities 1 0 % 2060

§ The Hamburg federated state holidays schedule

Every federated state in Germany has the right to establish holidays, days off from work, which are valid on their territory. On the territory of Hamburg there are 12 official holidays. A detailed calendar of the Hamburg federated state public holidays can be found on a dedicated page of our website. The school vacations schedule of the Hamburg federated state is also established by a decision of the local government distinct from other German federated states.

§ Major cities in the Hamburg federated state

In the Hamburg federated state there are 1 settlements, of which 1 are cities. Table 2 below contains a list of major, large cities in the said federated state.

Table 2. Major cities in the Hamburg federated state in English and German.

Nr. Name of the city Name of the city in German Population size, rounded to thousand people
1 Hamburg
(Capital of the federated state)
Hamburg 1'831'000

§ Flag and coat of arms of the Hamburg federated state

In the picture below, you can see the flag or flag / coat of arms of the federated state.

Flag and coat of arms of the Hamburg

§ Hamburg on a map of Germany

In the picture below, you can see the location of the federated state and its capital on a map of Germany. Map of all the federated states of Germany and their capitals.

Hamburg on a map of Germany


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