Pellworm

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Pellworm
Pellworm Lighthouse
Pellworm Lighthouse
Coat of arms of Pellworm
Coat of arms
Pellworm   is located in Germany
Pellworm
Pellworm
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
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Nordfriesland
Municipal assoc. Pellworm
Government
 • Mayor Jürgen Feddersen (CDU)
Area
 • Total 37.44 km2 (14.46 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,147
 • Density 31/km2 (79/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 25846–25849
Dialling codes 04844
Vehicle registration NF
Website www.pellworm.net

Pellworm (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.

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