Lurup is a quarter in the Altona
Altona, Hamburg
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 borough of the Free and Hanseatic city of Hamburg
-History:The first historic name for the city was, according to Claudius Ptolemy's reports, Treva.But the city takes its modern name, Hamburg, from the first permanent building on the site, a castle whose construction was ordered by the Emperor Charlemagne in AD 808...

 in northern Germany
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. It was a former independent town. In 2006 the population was 33,459.


In 1927 Lurup was merged into Altona, and in 1938 it was merged with Altona into Hamburg with the Greater Hamburg Act.


In 2006 according to the statistical office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, the quarter Lurup has a total area of 6.4 km².

The western border is the railway tracks of the city train
Hamburg S-Bahn
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 to the quarter Eidelstedt of the borough Eimsbüttel
Eimsbüttel is one of the seven boroughs of Hamburg, Germany. In 2006 the population was 246,087.-History:On March 1, 2008 Eimsbüttel lost a part of its area to form the quarter Sternschanze in the borough Altona.-Geography:...

. In the North is the state Schleswig-Holstein
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 and in the East the quarter Osdorf.
Osdorf, Hamburg
Osdorf is a quarter in the city of Hamburg, Germany. It belongs to the Altona borough. In 2006 the population was 25,206.-History:...

 In the South is the border to the quarter Bahrenfeld
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In 2006 in the quarter Lurup were living 33,459 people. The population density was 5247 PD/sqkm. 19.7% were children under the age of 18, and 19.6% were 65 years of age or older. 15.3% were resident aliens. 2,003 people were registered as unemployed and 9,997 were employees subject to social insurance
Social insurance
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In 1999 there were 15,043 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them and 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.14.

In 2006 there were 3,035 criminal offences (91 crimes per 1000 people).

Population by year

The population is counted by the residential registration office for 31 December each year.
1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
31,041 31,010 31,321 31,636 31,754 32,015 31,868 31,751 31,625 31,558 31,884 32,035 31,986
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
32,089 31,979 32,565 33,011 33,252 33,132 33,459


There were 5 elementary schools and 6 secondary schools with 3,343 pupils in the quarter.


The sports club SV Lurup
SV Lurup
SV Lurup is a German association football club from the city of Hamburg in the federal state of the same name.-History:The club was founded in 1923 as Turn- und Sportverein Lurup in the former town Lurup and later that same year merged with FSV 1920 Schenefeld to form TSV Lurup-Schenefeld in a...

 with a soccer department in the Oberliga Nord
Oberliga Nord
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(2007/2008) has its home ground in the Jonny Arfert arena at the street Flurstrasse.

Health systems

In Lurup were 22 day care centers for children and also 32 physicians in private practice and 5 pharmacies.


Lurup is serviced by the rapid transit
Rapid transit
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 system of the city train
Hamburg S-Bahn
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 with the station Elbgaustrasse
Elbgaustraße railway station
Elbgaustraße railway station is on the Hamburg-Altona–Kiel line and is serviced by the city trains located in Hamburg, Germany. The railway station is located in the Eimsbüttel borough.-Station layout:...

on the border to Eidelstedt and the station Krupunder on the border to Halstenbek
Halstenbek is a free municipality in the district of Pinneberg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated on the north-western border of the city of Hamburg and approximately 5 km southeast of Pinneberg.- Geography :...

. Puplic transport is also provided by buses.

According to the Department of Motor Vehicles (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt), in the quarter were 11,707 private cars registered (353 cars/1000 people). There were 152 traffic accidents total, including 121 traffic accidents with damage to persons.

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