Westerhever

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Westerhever
Westerhever   is located in Germany
Westerhever
Westerhever
Coordinates: 54°23′N 8°40′E / 54.383°N 8.667°E / 54.383; 8.667Coordinates: 54°23′N 8°40′E / 54.383°N 8.667°E / 54.383; 8.667
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Nordfriesland
Municipal assoc. Eiderstedt
Government
 • Mayor Albert Pahl
Area
 • Total 13.21 km2 (5.10 sq mi)
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 118
 • Density 8.9/km2 (23/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 25881
Dialling codes 04865
Vehicle registration NF
Website www.amt-eiderstedt.
kommunen.
nordfriesland.
city-map.de

Westerhever (Danish: Vesterhever) is a municipality in Nordfriesland in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein.

Geography[edit]

Westerhever lies on the northwestern tip of the Eiderstedt Peninsula. The Westerheversand Lighthouse is a major landmark on the peninsula which is surrounded by salt marshes.

The saltmarshes, lighthouse, and beaches attract about 80,000 visitors every year.

History[edit]

The island Westerhever was first settled by humans in the 12th Century. The first humans there built a ring dike to protect the land.

External links[edit]

Media related to Westerhever at Wikimedia Commons

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