|Area||129 km2 (50 sq mi)|
|Region||South Denmark Region|
|Largest settlement||Havneby (pop. 302)|
|Pop. density||5.3 /km2 (13.7 /sq mi)|
Rømø is part of Southern Jutland, a historical region of Denmark. With the Second Schleswig War (1864), the region became part of Prussia (and later the German Empire) as part of the Province of Schleswig-Holstein. Rømø and the rest of Southern Jutland was reunited with Denmark in 1920, after the Schleswig plebiscites.
It is linked to the Danish mainland by a road running across a causeway, and the island lies about 3 km from the neighbouring German island Sylt, to which it is connected by ferry. It is home to a number of small communities such as Kongsmark, Østerby, Lakolk, and Sønderstrand.
St Clement's Church
Is the main church in the island. In the 19th century, the church allowed people to buy name plates for the church benches. Here the name of H.P.P. Møller, grandfather of the founder of the famous Danish Maersk shipping company, can still be seen on one of the front benches.
The museum contains artefacts from the whaling industry including a whale skeleton. The house is from 1770 and the barn and stable are from 1744. From 1784 to 1874 part of the manor was a school. "Kommandør" (commander) is an older term for a captain of a Whaler.
Ferry to Sylt
The car ferry to the neighbouring (German) island of Sylt is operated by Syltferry . It runs about every two hours and takes about 35 minutes.
You can drive your car legally onto the beach. On the southern beach you can go kitebuggying - using a small vehicle pulled at high speed pulled by a large, wind-blown kite. On the first weekend on September, one of the biggest kite festivals of Europe is held on Rømø. Rømø is a popular spot for tourists attracted by the nudist beaches.
- Peter Mærsk Møller (1836 in Rømø – 1927)  was a sea captain who perhaps is best known as the father of Arnold Peter Møller, founder of the Maersk corporation,
- List of Danish islands
- Nearby islands: Mandø, Fanø, Sylt (German island).
- Nearby towns: Esbjerg, Ribe, Skærbæk, Tønder
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- Rømø (tourist website, English).
- Cycle Route round the island (tourist website, English).
- Further Tourist Information (German).
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