St. Georg, Hamburg

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St. Georg (Sankt Georg; German: [ˌzaŋkt ˈɡeːɔʁk] (listen)) is a central quarter in the borough Hamburg-Mitte of Hamburg, Germany. In 2020 the population was 11,349.

St. Georg
Street café on the street Lange Reihe
Street café on the street Lange Reihe
Location of St. Georg in the city of Hamburg
HH-St. Georg-quarter.jpg
St. Georg is located in Germany
St. Georg
St. Georg
St. Georg is located in Hamburg
St. Georg
St. Georg
Coordinates: 53°33′11″N 10°0′55″E / 53.55306°N 10.01528°E / 53.55306; 10.01528Coordinates: 53°33′11″N 10°0′55″E / 53.55306°N 10.01528°E / 53.55306; 10.01528
CountryGermany
StateHamburg
CityHamburg
BoroughHamburg-Mitte
Area
 • Total1.8 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total11,349
 • Density6,300/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Dialling codes040
Vehicle registrationHH

HistoryEdit

In 1410 the articles 17 and 18 of a contract (Rezeß) between the Senate and the citizens were regulating the accommodation of the patients in the hospital St. Georg (S. Georg / Suente Juergens).[2] This hospital still exists as the Asklepios Klinik St. Georg.

 
The suburb St. Georg in 1855

In 1868 the suburb St. Georg became official part of Hamburg, including the hospital for epidemic plague.

The murder of Morsal Obeidi occurred in 2008 in St. Georg.[3]

GeographyEdit

St. Georg is south-east to the artificial lake Außenalster, which is the border to the borough Eimsbüttel. According to the statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, the urban quarter has a total area of 1.8 km².

Parts of the quarter St. Georg are ranked as a good address by the office of city development and environment of Hamburg.[4] The central situation of St. Georg and many places of nightlife, street cafés and shops is the source for the gentrification in this quarter since the 1980s. The city of Hamburg and the borough Hamburg-Mitte have special programs to change this quarter.

Because of the many gay-owned and gay-friendly nightclubs, cafés and shops, St. Georg is also considered as Hamburg's main scene for gays and lesbians. In the street Lange Reihe is the starting point of Hamburg's annual Christopher Street Day parade.[5]

DemographicsEdit

In 2006 in the quarter St. Georg were living 10,551 people. 9.2% were children under the age of 18, and 13.2% were 65 years of age or older. 31.4% were immigrants. 629 people were registered as unemployed.[6] In 1999 there were 6,882 households and 67.8% of all households were made up of individuals.[7]

PoliticsEdit

These are the results of St. Georg in the Hamburg state election:

Election Greens SPD Left CDU FDP AfD Others
2020 34,9 % 28,2 % 15,0 % 07,3 % 05,4 % 02,7 % 06,6 %
2015 20,8 % 36,7 % 16,7 % 08,6 % 07,6 % 03,9 % 05,7 %
2011 21,3 % 42,0 % 11,9 % 12,4 % 05,3 % 07,1 %
2008 17,9 % 35,7 % 10,2 % 29,8 % 04,3 % 02,1 %
2004 28,9 % 29,0 % 31,3 % 02,0 % 08,8 %
2001 20,4 % 37,2 % 01,0 % 16,0 % 03,8 % 21,6 %
1997 28,2 % 31,4 % 02,1 % 20,8 % 02,9 % 14,6 %
1993 27,6 % 37,4 % 15,3 % 02,9 % 16,8 %
1991 18,1 % 45,2 % 02,2 % 25,5 % 02,6 % 06,4 %
1987 19,1 % 44,1 % 31,4 % 03,8 % 01,6 %
1986 23,8 % 37,6 % 33,5 % 03,6 % 01,5 %
Dez. 1982 15,8 % 48,0 % 32,4 % 02,2 % 01,6 %
Juni 1982 14,9 % 41,8 % 36,6 % 03,8 % 02,9 %
1978 07,8 % 48,0 % 35,5 % 04,2 % 01,6 %
1974 44,1 % 40,9 % 08,8 % 06,2 %
1970 53,8 % 33,6 % 05,0 % 07,6 %
1966 57,1 % 30,8 % 07,2 % 04,9 %

ReligionEdit

The Domkirche St. Marien (English: St. Mary's Cathedral) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in St. Georg. The present building dates from the 1890s.

EducationEdit

The main campus of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences is at the street Berliner Tor.

There were 3 elementary schools and 6 secondary schools in St. Georg in 2006.[8]

CultureEdit

The Deutsches Schauspielhaus (theatre), founded in 1901, is located in St. Georg. In 2011 the Ohnsorg-Theater moved into the new theatre in the Bieberhaus next to the Hauptbahnhof. Among others the Sportverein St. Georg von 1895 is a sports club in St. Georg using the facilities in the quarter.

InfrastructureEdit

The Honorary Consulate General of the Kingdom of Thailand established in Hamburg in 1881 is located in the street An der Alster 45 and covers affairs in the states of Bremen, Hamburg, and Schleswig-Holstein.[9]

Health systemsEdit

The Asklepios Klinik St. Georg is a general hospital with 758 beds and 67 day-care places (e.g. for patients with AIDS). The hospital has 10 departments, including internal medicine, surgery (including urology), neurology, neurosurgery, anaesthetics and intensive care and ambulant surgery. The hospital is specialized among others for heart surgery and oncology. It also provides the capacity to dispatch emergency medical services. The hospital is located Lohmühlenstrasse.[10]

Since 2008 the hospital also houses the Asklepios Medical School, a private medical school run by the Asklepios Kliniken Hamburg and the Hungarian Semmelweis University.

In 2006 there were 67 physicians in private practice and 9 pharmacies.[8]

TransportationEdit

St. Georg is serviced by the rapid transit system of the city train and the underground railway with the Lohmühlenstraße station and the Berliner Tor station. Public transport is also provided by buses.

Hamburg's central railway station is located in St. Georg, also the central bus station, for long distance buses to many cities in Europe.

According to the Department of Motor Vehicles (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt), in St. Georg were 2,134 private cars registered (205 cars/1000 people).[8]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung in Hamburg am 31.12.2020" (PDF). Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein. 23 April 2021.
  2. ^ Rezeß zwischen Rat und Bürgerschaft Artikel 17–18 betr. die Versorgung der Siechen und Pfründer im Hospital S. Georg. (D. Boedecker, side 25–28)
  3. ^ Gutsch, Jochen-Martin; Per Hinrichs; Susanne Koelbl; Gunther Latsch; Sven Röbel; Andreas Ulrich (2008-05-27). "The High Price of Freedom". Der Spiegel. Translated by Christopher Sultan. p. 1. Retrieved 2019-11-30. - Original German version: Gutsch, Jochen-Martin; Hinrichs, Per; Koelbl, Susanne; Latsch, Gunther; Röbel, Sven; Ulrich, Andreas (25 May 2008). "Eigentum des Mannes". Der Spiegel. - PDF page
  4. ^ Behörde für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt, Amt für Wohnen, Wohnlagenverzeichnis, November 2007
  5. ^ CSD Hamburg (in German) Retrieved on July 31, 2008
  6. ^ Residents registration office, source: statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2006)
  7. ^ Source: statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (1999)
  8. ^ a b c Source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2006)
  9. ^ List of the Consular corps, the trade missions, cultural institutes and international institutes in the Free and Hanseatic city of Hamburg, Senate of the Free and Hanseatic city of Hamburg, Chancellery of the Senate (April 2008)
  10. ^ Hospitals in Hamburg, side 6

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