Photo:, C. Spahrbier


City Facts

City Population: 1,8 mio.
City Area: 755,3 km²
Metropolitan Area Population: 5,1 mio.
Metropolitan Area: 26.103 km²
City GDP: 109.300 (2015)
(in million €)
GDP per inhabitant: 60,5
(in thousands per inhabitant)
Annual Budget: €13,5 billion (OP13: current expenditures, standardised financial report figures 2015)
Main business sectors by gross added value: Manufacturing; Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles; Real Estate Activities

*source: Finanzbericht 2015/2016 Allgemeiner Vorbericht zum Haushaltsplan-Entwurf 2015/2016 Mittelfristiger Finanzplan 2014 – 2018.

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is Germany’s second largest city following Berlin. At the same time, it is one of the states of the Federal Republic of Germany, called Länder. The city is located on the North German Plain in the lower reaches of the Elbe River, about 100 km from where the Elbe meets the North Sea. In addition to the city of Hamburg, two cities without districts and 17 other areas in neighbouring regions form part of the Metropolitan Area. Hamburg is a leading centre of the German media industry. A total of 14.063 firms in Hamburg belong to this industrial sector according to a Chamber of Commerce study.
Source: 'Hamburg. Facts and Figures', Statistical Office for Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, February 2014

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Hailed as the most important work of the year, the “Elbphilharmonie” was opened on 11 January 2017. This new emblem of the City of Hamburg hosts a colossal symphony room with capacity for 2100 spectators built on the water. The 110-meter high building is located next to the "Speicherstadt", which has been inscribed since 2015 in the list of the world heritage of Unesco.

Photo source: C. Spahrbier


Hamburg 2015/16 Financial Report

Submitted by: Hamburg Download 09/Feb/2015