Hooge, Germany

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Hallig Hooge 2005.jpg
Coat of arms of Hooge
Coat of arms
Hooge  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 54°34′12″N 08°32′53″E / 54.57000°N 8.54806°E / 54.57000; 8.54806Coordinates: 54°34′12″N 08°32′53″E / 54.57000°N 8.54806°E / 54.57000; 8.54806
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Nordfriesland
Municipal assoc. Pellworm
 • Mayor Matthias Piepgras
 • Total 5.78 km2 (2.23 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 95
 • Density 16/km2 (43/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 25859
Dialling codes 04849
Vehicle registration NF
Website www.hooge.de

Hooge (Danish: Hoge, Frisian: Huuge) is a municipality in the district of Nordfriesland, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

The municipality is located on the island of Hooge – a small island off the coast of Germany. It is the second largest of the ten halligen in the Wadden Sea, after Langeneß. It is frequently called the Queen of the Halligen. The houses on the island are built on ten Warften.

The municipality (Gemeinde) Hooge also includes the uninhabited hallig Norderoog.

Settlements and geography[edit]

Hooge has 9 populated Warften:

  • Backenswarft
  • Kirchwarft
  • Ockelützwarft
  • Hanswarft
  • Ockenswarft
  • Lorenzwarft/Mitteltritt (double-terpen)
  • Volkertswarft
  • Ipkenswarft
  • Westerwarft

The Pohnswarft still can be found close to the shore of Hooge. The Pohnswarft is an unpopulated Warft which has been abandoned due to its unfavourable location. There is only a water gauge on it.

The small island of Hainshallig, located off the east coast of Hooge, may have once been connected to the island by a levee and belonged to a Hooge resident, but became flooded and sank in 1860.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Hallig Hooge at Wikimedia Commons