Rif (island)

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Rif
Rif en Engelsmanplaat (OSM).svg
Map of Rif (top) and Engelsmanplaat (bottom)
Geography
Coordinates53°27′30″N 6°7′45″E / 53.45833°N 6.12917°E / 53.45833; 6.12917Coordinates: 53°27′30″N 6°7′45″E / 53.45833°N 6.12917°E / 53.45833; 6.12917
Archipelago(West) Frisian Islands
Adjacent bodies of waterWadden Sea, North Sea
Administration
Netherlands
ProvinceFriesland
MunicipalitiesDongeradeel and Schiermonnikoog
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited

Rif (Dutch pronunciation: [rɪf] (About this soundlisten)) is a small, uninhabited, Dutch island in the Wadden Sea, lying between Ameland and Schiermonnikoog, north of Engelsmanplaat. It is one of the West Frisian Islands. The island currently has an area of less than 0.1 km². There are no breeding birds to be found, but it is popular as a high tide resting area, for birds as well as seals.

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