|Municipal assoc.||Landschaft Sylt|
|• Mayor||Wolfgang Strenger|
|• Total||18.47 km2 (7.13 sq mi)|
|Elevation||3 m (10 ft)|
|• Density||85/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
List was originally a Danish settlement, consisting of two farms. List was part of the royal enclaves, which were small areas of the Kingdom of Denmark situated within the duchy of Schleswig, the latter also being governed by the Danish king. After the Danish-German war of 1864, List became part of Prussia. The plebiscite of 1920 drew the border just north of List, with the next island (Rømø) being returned to Denmark. After World War I, List became a naval air base. Many buildings were built during the Nazi period. Since the 1950s, List's economy has been heavily based on the tourist industry.
List is surrounded by dunes and moorland and, like the rest of the island, has fine beaches.
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