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Wandsbek is the second-largest of seven boroughs that make up the city of Hamburg, Germany. The quarter Wandsbek, which is the former independent city, is urban and, with the quarters Eilbek and Marienthal part of the city's economic and cultural core. In 2006 the population was 409,771.


During WWII from May 2 1944 until May 3 1945 a subcamp to the Nazi concentration camp of Neuengamme was located in Wandsbek, listed as no. 565 Hamburg-Wandsbek in the official German list. [ [http://bundesrecht.juris.de/begdv_6/anlage_6.html Official German list of concentration camps] "Verzeichnis der Konzentrationslager und ihrer Außenkommandos gemäß § 42 Abs. 2 BEG" de icon]

On January 1, 2007 the "Ortsämter" (Precincts) were dissolved and the organisation of all boroughs of Hamburg was restructured. In the borough Wandsbek to the former precinct Wandsbek had belonged the quarters Eilbek, Jenfeld, Marienthal, Tonndorf, Wandsbek and Rahlstedt. The quarters Hummelsbüttel, Poppenbüttel, Sasel and Wellingsbüttel belonged to the precinct Alstertal. The precinct Bramfeld consisted of Bramfeld and Steilshoop. The precinct Rahlstedt were the quarter Rahlstedt. And the precinct Walddörfer were Bergstedt, Duvenstedt, Farmsen-Berne, Lemsahl-Mellingstedt, Volksdorf and Wohldorf-Ohlstedt. ["Verwaltungsreform" (administrational reform)]


In 2006 according to the statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, the borough Wandsbek has a total area of convert|147.5|km²|0|lk=on. In the north and the west it borders to the state of Schleswig-Holstein, in the south to the Hamburg-Mitte borough and in the east to Hamburg-Nord borough mostly. Only three the quarters Eilbek, Wandsbek, and Marienthal in the core of the borough are urban. The more northerly parts of Wohldorf-Ohlstedt, Volksdorf, Duvenstedt are still quite rural, where one can find a mix of newer residences and farms. Fact|date=August 2008

Administrative divisions

Like the other boroughs of Hamburg, Wandsbek is divided into quarters. They are::Bergstedt:Bramfeld:Duvenstedt:Eilbek:Farmsen-Berne:Hummelsbüttel:Jenfeld:Lemsahl-Mellingstedt:Marienthal:Poppenbüttel:Rahlstedt:Sasel:Steilshoop:Tonndorf:Volksdorf:Wandsbek:Wellingsbüttel:Wohldorf-Ohlstedt


In 2006 in the borough Wandsbek were living 409,771 people. The population density was convert|2777|PD/sqkm|0. 16.5% were children under the age of 18, and 22% were 65 years of age or older. 10.1% were immigrants. 18,452 people were registered as unemployed. Residents registration office, source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2006)] In 1999 there were 200,560 households out of which 21.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them and 41.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.02. Source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (1999)]

In 2006 there were 37,957 criminal offences in borough (93 crimes per 1,000 people). State Investigation Bureaux (Landeskriminalamt), source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2006)]


Wandsbek is a subdivision to Hamburg.

Diet of the borough

Simultaneously with elections to the state parliament ("Hamburgische Bürgerschaft"), the "Bezirksversammlung" is elected as representatives of the citizens. It consists of 57 representatives.


Elections were held in Hamburg on 24 February 2008. The five parties having more than 5 percent in recent polls (minimum to qualify) are the conservative CDU, the social-democratic SPD, the ecologist Green Party (GAL), the left-wing Die Linke and the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP). The voter participation were 63.6%. [Final election result, source: statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2008)]


There were 61 elementary schools and 46 secondary schools in the borough Wandsbek and 695 physicians in private practice and 91 pharmacies.

According to the Department of Motor Vehicles (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt), in the borough Wandsbek were 171,334 private cars registered (421 cars/1000 people). Source: statistical office Nord of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (2006)]

ee also

*Jonathan Eybeschutz



* [http://www.statistik-nord.de/fileadmin/regional/regional.php Statistical office Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein] Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein, official website de icon

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