Rif (sandbank)

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Rif
Rif (island) WW17-175 (33784106992).jpg
Aerial view of Rif
Rif en Engelsmanplaat (OSM).svg
Map of Rif (top) and Engelsmanplaat (bottom)
Geography
Coordinates53°28′12″N 6°2′20″E / 53.47000°N 6.03889°E / 53.47000; 6.03889Coordinates: 53°28′12″N 6°2′20″E / 53.47000°N 6.03889°E / 53.47000; 6.03889
Archipelago(West) Frisian Islands
Adjacent bodies of waterWadden Sea, North Sea
Administration
Netherlands
ProvinceFriesland
MunicipalitiesNoardeast-Fryslân and Schiermonnikoog
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited

Rif (Dutch pronunciation: [rɪf] (About this soundlisten)) is a sandbank in the Dutch Wadden Sea, lying between Ameland and Schiermonnikoog, north of Engelsmanplaat. The sandbank has an area of 0.9 square kilometres (0.35 sq mi) at high tide and is popular as a high-tide resting area for birds as well as for seals. Additionally, the sandbank is a breeding place for birds and seals use it to give birth on.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Het Rif". WaddenZee.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 26 October 2019.

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