Pellworm

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Pellworm
Pelvorm / Polweerm
Aerial view of Pellworm
Aerial view of Pellworm
Coat of arms of Pellworm Pelvorm / Polweerm
Coat of arms
Location of Pellworm
Pelvorm / Polweerm within Nordfriesland district
Pellworm in NF.PNG
Pellworm Pelvorm / Polweerm is located in Germany
Pellworm Pelvorm / Polweerm
Pellworm
Pelvorm / Polweerm
Pellworm Pelvorm / Polweerm is located in Schleswig-Holstein
Pellworm Pelvorm / Polweerm
Pellworm
Pelvorm / Polweerm
Coordinates: 54°31′0″N 8°38′13″E / 54.51667°N 8.63694°E / 54.51667; 8.63694Coordinates: 54°31′0″N 8°38′13″E / 54.51667°N 8.63694°E / 54.51667; 8.63694
CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictNordfriesland
Municipal assoc.Pellworm
Government
 • MayorJürgen Feddersen (CDU)
Area
 • Total37.44 km2 (14.46 sq mi)
Elevation
2 m (7 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,137
 • Density30/km2 (79/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
25846–25849
Dialling codes04844
Vehicle registrationNF
Websitewww.pellworm.net

About this soundPellworm  (Danish: Pelvorm; North Frisian Polweerm) is a municipality in the district of Nordfriesland,in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

The municipality is located on the island of Pellworm – one of the North Frisian Islands on the North Sea coast of Germany. Its area is 37 km², and its population is roughly 1,200.

In medieval times Pellworm was a part of the larger island of Strand which was torn into pieces in the disastrous Burchardi flood in 1634. Other remnants of Strand are Nordstrand and the Halligen. All these belonged to the historical region of Uthlande.

Pellworm is accessible by a ferry departing from the neighbouring peninsula of Nordstrand (which is in turn connected with the mainland by a road causeway).

One of the largest hybrid renewable energy plants in Europe is to be found on Pellworm.[2] It combines photovoltaic and wind energy to provide over 700 MWh/year of electricity.

Together with several smaller islands, Pellworm forms the Amt of Pellworm.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2017 (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).
  2. ^ "Hybrid photovoltaic systems". Denis Lenardic. Archived from the original on 2010-11-28.