Westerdeichstrich

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Westerdeichstrich
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Coat of arms of Westerdeichstrich
Coat of arms
Westerdeichstrich is located in Germany
Westerdeichstrich
Westerdeichstrich
Coordinates: 54°10′N 8°52′E / 54.167°N 8.867°E / 54.167; 8.867Coordinates: 54°10′N 8°52′E / 54.167°N 8.867°E / 54.167; 8.867
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Dithmarschen
Municipal assoc. Büsum-Wesselburen
Government
 • Mayor Hans-Hermann Warnsholdt
Area
 • Total 7.48 km2 (2.89 sq mi)
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 855
 • Density 110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 25761
Dialling codes 04834
Vehicle registration HEI
Website www.amt-buesum.de

Westerdeichstrich is a municipality belonging to the Amt ("collective municipality") Büsum-Wesselburen in the district Dithmarschen in Schleswig-Holstein on the West Coast of Germany. It consists of the parts Westerdeichstrich, Groven, Augustenhof and Stinteck.

Westerdeichstrich is located at the North Sea coast north of Büsum and west of the old dam which connected Büsum with the mainland in 1585. The first documented mention of Westerdeichstrich was in 1824. Its economy is based on a mix between farming and tourism. The most notable building in Westerdeichstrich is its windmill "Margaretha" from 1845, now serving as a restaurant. The mill is also featured in the coat of arms, alongside a spade in reference to dike building and a mermaid in reference to the importance of tourism for the town.

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