A wind farm in the Desmerciereskoog polder
|• Mayor||Dirk Albrecht (WGR)|
|• Total||45.91 km2 (17.73 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1 m (3 ft)|
|• Density||7.3/km2 (19/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Dialling codes||04671, 04674, 04842|
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.
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