Old Nordstrand (Strand) on a map by Joan Blaeu
, 1662. The old shapes of Strand island can still be seen but the majority of the island is marked as submerged.
Strand was an island on the west coast of Nordfriesland in the Duchy of Schleswig, which was a fiefdom of the Danish crown. Now the area belongs to Schleswig-Holstein in northern Germany.
The island was formed by a stormflood on January 16, 1362 where many villages and towns, Rungholt among them, were lost and Südfall island was as well separated from the mainland. Strand island was later split by the Burchardi flood of 1634 into the islands Nordstrand, Pellworm, and Nordstrandischmoor.
Coordinates: 54°32′N 8°47′E / 54.533°N 8.783°E