|• Mayor||Friedrich Riewerts|
|• Total||7.86 km2 (3.03 sq mi)|
|Elevation||4 m (13 ft)|
|• Density||71/km2 (180/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Nieblum is located on the southern shore of Föhr, approximately halfways between the eastern and western edges of the island. Next to the village of Nieblum proper, the municipality includes the once independent hamlet of Goting which is situated just west of Nieblum. In Goting there is a cliffside of several meters height.
Many of the old Frisian houses used to belong to sea captains who had made a fortune as whalers on Dutch ships. It was a hard and dangerous work which claimed a lot of lives. The tombstones in the graveyard of St. John's church, the so-called "Frisian Cathedral", in the village testify this. The church was built in the 13th century and it is the largest of the three churches on Föhr.
Since the communal elections of 2008, the Nieblumer Wählergemeinschaft holds six of nine seats in the municipality council, the CDU holds three.
Culture and sights
Since the 1950s, the Ernst Schlee school of Hamburg-Klein-Flottbek had been operating a summer boarding school in Nieblum. After conversion into a public trading school, the institution was transferred to the Othmarschen high school.
- Jens Jacob Eschels (1757-1842), navigator. He became known by his autobiography.
- Carl-Christian Arfsten (1889-1969), politician (CDU) and Schleswig-Holstein MP