General information

Location Elbe Estuary, Germany
Population > 2 Mio. in the region around the Elbe Estuary (Federal Statistical Office, 2011)
Density (Hamburg) 2.300/km2
Total area (Hamburg) 755 km2
Length along the coastline 100 km (Elbe estuary)
Mean absolute altitude 4,0 m



Hamburg is subject to storm surges of different magnitudes, with one of the most recent being caused by Hurricane Xaver in 2013

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