Wrixum

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Wrixum
The windmill in Wrixum
The windmill in Wrixum
Coat of arms of Wrixum
Coat of arms
Wrixum   is located in Germany
Wrixum
Wrixum
Coordinates: 54°43′N 8°32′E / 54.717°N 8.533°E / 54.717; 8.533Coordinates: 54°43′N 8°32′E / 54.717°N 8.533°E / 54.717; 8.533
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Nordfriesland
Municipal assoc. Föhr-Amrum
Government
 • Mayor Heidi Braun
Area
 • Total 7.55 km2 (2.92 sq mi)
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 645
 • Density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 25938
Dialling codes 04681
Vehicle registration NF
Website www.wrixum.de

Wrixum (Fering: Wraksem) is a municipality on the island of Föhr, in the district of Nordfriesland, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Geography and traffic[edit]

Wrixum is one of eleven municipalities on Föhr and it is situated directly at the town limits of Wyk auf Föhr. The place enjoys a good bus service and features several bicycle rentals.

Politics[edit]

The WWG holds all nine seats of the municipal council since the elections of 2008.

Arms[edit]

Blazon: Or. In a hill vert over a wavy base argent, therein waves azure, a wind mill argent. In chief two oystercatchers proper, facing.

Town twinning[edit]

Wrixum has been twinned with Aub in Lower Franconia since 1998.

Economy[edit]

There are many small enterprises in Wrixum, yet tourism remains the most important economic factor.

Sights[edit]

A landmark of Wrixum is the wind mill which was erected in 1851.

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