Pellworm

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Pellworm
Pellworm Lighthouse
Pellworm Lighthouse
Coat of arms of Pellworm
Coat of arms
Pellworm   is located in Germany
Pellworm
Pellworm
Coordinates: 54°31′0″N 8°38′13″E / 54.51667°N 8.63694°E / 54.51667; 8.63694Coordinates: 54°31′0″N 8°38′13″E / 54.51667°N 8.63694°E / 54.51667; 8.63694
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Nordfriesland
Municipal assoc. Pellworm
Government
 • Mayor Klaus Jensen
Area
 • Total 37.44 km2 (14.46 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,161
 • Density 31/km2 (80/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 25846–25849
Dialling codes 04844
Vehicle registration NF
Website www.pellworm.net

Pellworm (Danish: Pelvorm; North Frisian Pälweerm) is a municipality in the district of Nordfriesland, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Municipality is located on island Pellworm – one of the North Frisian Islands on the North Sea coast of Germany. Its area is 37 km², and its population is roughly 1,200.

In medieval times Pellworm was a part of the larger island of Strand which was torn into pieces in a disastrous storm tide in 1634. Other remnants of Strand are Nordstrand and the Halligen. All these belonged to the historical region of Uthlande.

Pellworm is accessible by a ferry departing from the neighbouring peninsula of Nordstrand (which is in turn connected with the mainland by a road causeway).

One of the largest hybrid renewable energy plants in Europe is to be found on Pellworm.[2] It combines photovoltaic and wind energy to provide over 700 MWh/year of electricity.

Together with several smaller islands, Pellworm forms the Amt Pellworm.

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