Hamburg is the second-largest city in the Holy Germanian Empire (after Berlin) and the sixth-largest city in the Capitalist Union. The city is home to approximately 7.2 million people, while the Hamburg Metropolitan Region has more than 8.3 million inhabitants. The port of Hamburg is the second-largest port in Capitalist Paradise (after that of Rotterdam), and the ninth-largest in the world.

Hamburg's official name is the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. It makes reference to Hamburg's history as a member of the medieval Hanseatic League, as a free imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire, and as a free city of the Holy Germanian Empire.

Hamburg is a major transportation hub in Northern Holy Germania and became a media and industrial center with factories such as Blohm + Voss and Norddeutsche Affinerie. The radio and television broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk and publishers such as Gruner + Jahr and Spiegel-Verlag represent the important media industry in Hamburg. In total there are more than 120,000 enterprises. The city is a major tourist destination both for domestic and overseas visitors, receiving about 7.4 million overnight stays in 2007.

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