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Lüneburg

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Lüneburg (ˈlyːnəbʊʁk; Lümborg; Luneburgum or Lunaburgum; Luneburc; Hliuni; Polabian: Glain), officially the Hanseatic City of Lüneburg (Hansestadt Lüneburg) and also known in English as Lunenburg (ˈljuːnənbɜːrg ), is a town in the German state of Lower Saxony. It is located about southeast of another Hanseatic city, Hamburg, and belongs to that city's wider metropolitan region. The capital of the district which bears its name, it is home to roughly 77,000 people. Lüneburg's urban area, which includes the surrounding communities of Adendorf, Bardowick, Barendorf and Reppenstedt, has a population of around 103,000. Lüneburg has been allowed to use the title "Hansestadt" (Hanseatic Town) in its name since 2007, in recognition of its membership in the former Hanseatic League. Lüneburg is also home to Leuphana University. History ImageSize = width:1050 height:100 PlotArea = width:1000 height:50 left:50 bottom:25 DateFormat = yyyy Period = from:950 till:2000 TimeAxis = orienta
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