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A wind farm in the Desmerciereskoog polder
A wind farm in the Desmerciereskoog polder
Coat of arms of Reußenköge
Coat of arms
Reußenköge   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 54°36′33″N 8°54′16″E / 54.60917°N 8.90444°E / 54.60917; 8.90444Coordinates: 54°36′33″N 8°54′16″E / 54.60917°N 8.90444°E / 54.60917; 8.90444
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Nordfriesland
 • Mayor Dirk Albrecht (WGR)
 • Total 45.91 km2 (17.73 sq mi)
Elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 335
 • Density 7.3/km2 (19/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 25821
Dialling codes 04671, 04674, 04842
Vehicle registration NF

Reußenköge (Danish: Reussenkog) is a sparsely populated municipality in the district of Nordfriesland, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated directly adjacent the shoreline of the North Sea coast, in a driving distance of in between 15 up to 29 km northwest of the county-capital city of Husum.

The municipality includes a number of six populated polders (German: Koog, plural: Köge), two of which were financed by Count Heinrich XLIII of Reuß-Schleiz-Köstritz and his wife Louise and thus bear the names Louisen-Reußen-Koog (const. 1799) and Reußenkoog (1789). Additional polders are:

  • Sophien-Magdalenen-Koog (const. 1742)
  • Desmerciereskoog (1767)
  • Cecilienkoog (1905)
  • Sönke-Nissen-Koog (1926)
  • Beltringharder Koog (only unsettled northern part) (1987)

The name of the municipality was created by combining both the first names, meaning literally in English: polders of the Reußes. A further non-residential location within the municipality is the Hamburger Hallig. In former times being a settled part of the island of Alt-Nordstrand, it was split up from the rest by the Burchardi Flood in the year 1634.