Alkersum

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Alkersum
A park in Alkersum
A park in Alkersum
Alkersum   is located in Germany
Alkersum
Alkersum
Coordinates: 54°42′35″N 8°30′46″E / 54.70972°N 8.51278°E / 54.70972; 8.51278Coordinates: 54°42′35″N 8°30′46″E / 54.70972°N 8.51278°E / 54.70972; 8.51278
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Nordfriesland
Municipal assoc. Föhr-Amrum
Government
 • Mayor Karl-Heinz Juhl
Area
 • Total 9.07 km2 (3.50 sq mi)
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 434
 • Density 48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 25938
Dialling codes 04681
Vehicle registration NF
Website www.alkersum.de

Alkersum (Fering: Aalkersem, Danish: Alkersum) is a municipality in the Nordfriesland district, in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany.

Geography[edit]

Alkersum is situated in the center of the island in the geestland of Föhr.

History[edit]

First settlements in the area occurred in the Iron Age.

Politics[edit]

Since the communal elections of 2008, the Alkersumer Wählergemeinschaft holds all nine seats in the municipality council.

Economy[edit]

Several enterprises have settled in the outskirts of the village. Also tourism and horse ranches are an important factor.

Culture[edit]

In August 2009 the Museum Kunst der Westküste (Museum of Fine Arts of the West Coast) opened in Alkersum. It displays artworks that focus on the North Sea and its shore. Notable artists include Edvard Munch, Emil Nolde, Max Liebermann and others.[2]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2012] (XLS-Datei) (Fortschreibung auf Basis des Zensus 2011)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German). 25 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Nagar, Mira (31 August 2008). "Eine Kunstsammlung für die Insel" (in German). Schleswig-Holsteinischer Zeitungsverlag. 

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