The Hanseatic League
Hanseatic League
The Hanseatic League was an economic alliance of trading cities and their merchant guilds that dominated trade along the coast of Northern Europe...

, known as Hansa or Hanse in various Germanic languages
Germanic languages
The Germanic languages constitute a sub-branch of the Indo-European language family. The common ancestor of all of the languages in this branch is called Proto-Germanic , which was spoken in approximately the mid-1st millennium BC in Iron Age northern Europe...

, was a 13th–17th century alliance of European trading cities. Several names have been derived from it:

Ships and transportation

  • Hansa (airship), or Zeppelin LZ13, a German airship
  • Hansa (car)
    Hansa (car)
    Hansa was a German car brand, which was part of the Borgward group. Hansa was based in Bremen.The Hansa-Lloyd company, in the Bremen suburb as Hastedt, had been established as a car and truck makers since 1905....

    , a German car brand of the Borgward group
  • Hansa (Swedish ship)
    Hansa (Swedish ship)
    The Hansa was a Swedish passenger ship, in use on the route between the Swedish mainland and Visby.-Career and sinking:The Hansa was a passenger steamship built in Stockholm in 1899 for Ångfartygs AB Gotland, of Visby. It was built along luxury yacht lines and had dining room for 40 guests...

    , a Swedish passenger liner, sunk by a Soviet submarine in 1944
  • SMS Hansa (1872)
    SMS Hansa (1872)
    SMS Hansa was a German ironclad warship built in 1868–1875. She was the first ironclad built in Germany; all previous German ironclads had been built in foreign shipyards. She was named after the Hanseatic League, known in Germany simply as Hanse, Latinized Hansa...

    , a German armored corvette
  • SMS Hansa (1898)
    SMS Hansa (1898)
    Seiner Majestät Schiff Hansa was a German Victoria Louise class protected cruiser launched from Stettiner Maschinenbau AG Vulcan shipyard in 1898 for service in the Kaiserliche Marine...

    , a German protected cruiser
  • German auxiliary cruiser Hansa
    German auxiliary cruiser Hansa
    The Hansa was a German auxiliary cruiser of the Kriegsmarine used during World War II.She was known to the KM as HSK 5 , or also as Schiff 5. She was not given a raider letter by the Royal Navy as she did not enter active service as a commerce raider...

    , a German auxiliary cruiser used in World War II
  • NAL Hansa
    NAL Hansa
    |-References:*Jackson, Paul. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 2003–2004. Coulsdon, UK: Jane's Information Group, 2003. ISBN 0-7106-2537-5.-External links:* * -See also:...

    , Indian all-composite aircraft
  • Hansa Carrier
    Hansa Carrier
    The Hansa Carrier is a container ship. On 27 May 1990, en route from Korea to the United States, the ship encountered a storm which caused the loss of twenty-one 40-foot cargo containers south of the Alaska Peninsula, near...

    , a container ship, the recovery of whose lost cargo of uniquely numbered Nike shoes provided research into North Pacific Ocean currents
  • Hansa, a schooner
    A schooner is a type of sailing vessel characterized by the use of fore-and-aft sails on two or more masts with the forward mast being no taller than the rear masts....

     of the second German North Polar Expedition
    German North Polar Expedition
    German North Polar Expedition was a short series of mid-19th century German expeditions to the Arctic. The aim was to explore the North Polar Region and to brand the newly united, Prussian-led German Empire as a great power...

  • HFB-320 Hansa Jet
    HFB-320 Hansa Jet
    |-See also:-References:*Sloot, Emiel. "Hansa Jet Retirement". Air International, October 1994, Vol 47 No 4. pp. 234–235. ISSN 0306-5634.*Taylor, John W. R.. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1965–66. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1965....

    , a German business jet

Organizations and businesses

  • Hansa (shopping centre)
    Hansa (shopping centre)
    Hansa Emporium is a shopping centre in the city centre of Turku, in Finland. It is located in the city's VII District, next to the main Market Square. The shopping centre hosts a total of 156 businesses, including nineteen cafés and restaurants. It also contains a theatre...

    , in Turku, Finland
  • Hansa Brewery
    Hansa Brewery
    Hansa Bryggeri is the local brewery of Bergen, Norway.It was established in 1891 by Waldemar Stoud Platou when he acquired the minor local brewery Det Sembske Bryggeri...

    , a Norwegian brewery merged to form Hansa Borg Bryggerier
  • Hansa Records
    Hansa Records
    Hansa Records was a record label founded in the 1960s based in Berlin, Germany....

    , a record label based in Germany
  • Hansa Tonstudio
    Hansa Tonstudio
    Das Hansa Tonstudio is a recording studio located on Köthener Strasse in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin, Germany. Amongst English-performing musical acts it used to be known as 'Hansa Studio By the Wall', 'Hansa by the Wall', or 'The Great Hall by the Wall' in reference to the fact that it was...

    , a recording studio in Berlin, Germany
  • Hansa Rostock, a German football (soccer) club
  • Hanseatic Parliament
    Hanseatic Parliament
    The Hanseatic Parliament is an association of business chambers around the Baltic Sea Region with the common goal to promote the small and medium sized companies in the area....

    , a modern association of business chambers from the Baltic Sea Region
  • Hansa-Park
    Hansa-Park is a seasonal amusement park in Sierksdorf off the Baltic Sea. It was opened on May 15, 1977 under the name Hansaland and renamed Hansa-Park in 1987. It currently spans and includes more than 125 attractions...

    , a German attraction park
  • Deutsche Luft Hansa
    Deutsche Luft Hansa
    Deutsche Luft Hansa A.G. was a German airline, serving as flag carrier of the country during the later years of the Weimar Republic and throughout the Third Reich.-1920s:Deutsche Luft Hansa was founded on 6 January 1926 in Berlin...

     and Lufthansa
    Deutsche Lufthansa AG is the flag carrier of Germany and the largest airline in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried. The name of the company is derived from Luft , and Hansa .The airline is the world's fourth-largest airline in terms of overall passengers carried, operating...

    , German airlines

Other uses

  • Hansa Bird, or Hamsa, a swan or goose used as a symbol and decorative element in India
  • Hansa Yellow
    Hansa yellow
    Hansa Yellow is a synthetic Arylide Yellow pigment used in inks, oil paint, acrylic paint and other applications. Hansa yellows were first made in Germany just before World War I and are ASTM II lightfast and semitransparent....

    , a yellow pigment used in paints
  • 480 Hansa, a minor planet orbiting the sun
  • From the video game Metro 2033, "Hansa" is the commonly used nickname of "The Commonwealth of the Stations of the Ring Line".
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