The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (Click to Listen [hambʊʁk]; regionally also click to listen please [hambʊɪ̯ç], Low German Friee un Hansestadt Hamborg [hambɔːχ] Countries Create Your Own HH, abbreviation: FHH or FuHH) is as a city state, a municipality and also a state of the Federal Republic of Germany. Moreover, Hamburg is a unified community and a city. Hamburg has 1.79 million inhabitants, the second largest city in Germany, the third largest in the German-speaking world and the eighth largest in the European Union, with the largest, which is not the capital of a state. Hamburg is divided into seven districts. The city is the center of the five million inhabitants Hamburg metropolitan region. The Port of Hamburg is the largest seaport in Germany and ranks among the twenty largest container ports in the world. Since 1996, Hamburg headquarters of the International Tribunal (ITLOS). The entire Hanseatic city, including its airport as a transportation hub of one of the major logistics centers in Europe. It is also (world's third-largest site, including Airbus and its suppliers) economically and scientifically in cutting-edge technologies such as aerospace engineering, life sciences and information technology for the consumer goods industry (eg DAX company Beiersdorf AG and Unilever), as well as for the media landscape and the creative industries significantly. The valid today official long name Hamburg is testimony to the long history as a member of the Hanseatic League, as a free city of the Holy Roman Empire from 1189, as an independent city-state until German unification in 1871 and as an independent state in the Federal Republic since 1946. Together with Lübeck and other cities was Hamburg is a pioneer of the Hanseatic League, as a member of this pan-European federal the city flourished through the free trade on what still valuable cultural monuments testify. On 5 July 2015, the Speicherstadt were taken from the time of industrialization and the adjacent Kontorhausviertel (especially in the Roaring Twenties created) by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site on the World Heritage List and that the City of Hamburg certified on June 27, 2016th