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Nordfriesland
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State: Schleswig-Holstein
Capital: Husum
Area: 2047 km²
Inhabitants: 165,800 (2002)
pop. density: 81 inh./km²
Car identification: NF
Homepage: http://www.nordfriesland.de
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Nordfriesland (literally "Northern Frisia") is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is bounded by (from the east and clockwise) the districts of Schleswig-Flensburg and Dithmarschen, the North Sea and the Danish county of South Jutland. Germany is a federation of 16 states called Länder (singular Land, which may be translated as country) or unofficially Bundesländer (singular Bundesland, German federal state). ... Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost of the 16 Bundesländer in Germany. ... Husum (Frisian: Hüsem) is a town at the western coast of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Population density can be used as a measurement of any tangible item. ... Image File history File links Map of Schleswig-Holstein highlighting the district Nordfriesland Based on the templates at Wikipedia:WikiProject German districts/Maptemplates File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Frisia (or also Friesland) is a region along the southeastern coasts of the North Sea. ... Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost of the 16 Bundesländer in Germany. ... Schleswig-Flensburg is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ... Dithmarschen is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... Sønderjyllands Amt (English: South Jutland County) is a county in southern Denmark, on the peninsula of Jutland. ...

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History

There has always been a strong influence of the sea in the region. In medieval times storm tides made life in Nordfriesland quite dangerous. Only in modern times the loss of land and lives could be stopped by building solid dikes. Many villages that once were, are now at the bottom of the sea. The best-known example is the small seaport of Rungholt, which was destroyed by a storm tide in 1362. The island of Strand vanished in another disastrous storm in 1634: subsequent to this storm tide there were many small islets instead of Strand. The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... A storm tide is a tide with a high flood period caused by a storm. ... A dyke (or dike) is a stone or earthen wall constructed as a defence or as a boundary. ... Rungholt was a rich city in Nordfriesland, northern Germany. ... Centuries: 13th century - 14th century - 15th century Decades: 1310s 1320s 1330s 1340s 1350s - 1360s - 1370s 1380s 1390s 1400s 1410s Years: 1357 1358 1359 1360 1361 - 1362 - 1363 1364 1365 1366 1367 See also: 1362 state leaders Events Under Edward III, French as Englands national language, for the first time... Strand may refer to: The municipality Strand in Norway. ... Events Moses Amyrauts Traite de la predestination is published Curaçao captured by the Dutch Treaty of Polianovska First meeting of the Académie française The witchcraft affair at Loudun Jean Nicolet lands at Green Bay, Wisconsin Opening of Covent Garden Market in London English establish a settlement...


Until 1864, Nordfriesland was a part of Denmark. It is still a multilingual district: there are people speaking High German, Low German, North Frisian and Danish. The North Frisian language exists in nine slightly different dialects, but it is mainly used by older persons. After becoming German three districts were established: Südtondern in the north, Husum in the centre, and Eiderstedt in the south. In 1970 the three districts were merged. 1864 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... A multilingual person or a polyglot is someone with a high degree of proficiency in several languages. ... Subdivisions Central German Upper German High German (in German, Hochdeutsch) is any of several German dialects spoken in Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Luxembourg (as well as in neighbouring portions of Belgium, France (Alsace), Italy, Poland, and Romania (Transylvania) and in some areas of former colonial settlement, for example in... Subdivisions East Low German Low Franconian Low Saxon Low German (in Low German, Platt(düütsch) or Nedderdüütsch) is any of a variety of West Germanic languages spoken in northern Germany and the Netherlands. ... North Frisian is a minority language of Germany, spoken by about 10000 people in North-Frisia (North Frisian Fraschlönj). ... Husum is the name of at least two towns, one in Germany and one in Sweden. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


Geography

The entire coast is part of the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park. Nordfriesland includes the coastal section between Dithmarschen and Denmark. In the south there is the Eiderstedt peninsula, where the Eider river meets the sea. The Wadden Sea National Parks are located along the German coast of the North Sea. ... Eider may refer to: two genera and four species of birds in the duck subfamily Merginae: Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) King Eider (Somateria spectabilis) Spectacled Eider (Somateria fischeri) Stellers Eider (Polysticta stelleri) the downy feathers from these ducks, used to fill pillows, duvets, and other bedding. ...


The North Frisian Islands are part of the district and located inside the national park as well. There are five large islands (Sylt, Föhr, Amrum, Pellworm and Nordstrand) and ten small islets known as Halligen. Map of North Frisian Islands The North Frisian Islands are a group of islands in the Wadden Sea, a part of the North Sea, off the western coast of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany and Jutland, Denmark. ... The German island of Sylt is located in the North Sea off the coast of Germany and Denmark. ... Föhr is one of the North Frisian Islands on the German coast of the North Sea. ... Amrum, Germany. ... Pellworm is one of the North Frisian Islands on the North Sea coast of Germany. ... Nordstrand is one of the North Frisian Islands on the North Sea coast of Germany. ...


Coat of arms

Nordfriesland coat-of-arms
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Nordfriesland coat-of-arms

The coat of arms displays three golden ships on a blue background. These arms have been used by the Eiderstedt peninsula since the 17th century. When the district was established in 1970, the arms of Eiderstedt were applied to the entire district. Differing from the old arms, though, there are three images visible on the ships' sails: a plow, a herring and a bull's head. The coat-of-arms of Nordfriesland, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ... The coat-of-arms of Nordfriesland, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ... General Name, Symbol, Number Gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11 (IB), 6, d Density, Hardness 19300 kg/m3, 2. ... Italian barque Amerigo Vespucci in New York harbor, 1976. ... Blue (from Old High German blao shining) is one of the three primary additive colors; blue light has the shortest wavelength range (about 420-490 nm) of the three primary colors. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... For the constellation known as The Plough see Ursa Major. ... Lake Huron herring A herring is a type of small oily fish found in the temperate, shallow waters of the North Atlantic. ... A bull is a male of various animal species, including: cattle elephant whale In English, bull is usually spoken to refer specifically to male cattle, with terms such as bull elephant disambiguating the term for other species. ... For other uses of the word head, see head (disambiguation). ...


Towns and municipalities

Towns Ämter free municipalities
  1. Bredstedt
  2. Friedrichstadt
  3. Garding
  4. Husum
  5. Niebüll
  6. Tönning
  7. Westerland
  8. Wyk
  1. Amrum
  2. Bökingharde
  3. Bredstedt-Land
  4. Eiderstedt
  5. Föhr-Land
  6. Friedrichstadt
  7. Hattstedt
  8. Karrharde
  9. Landschaft Sylt
  10. Nordstrand
  11. Pellworm
  12. Stollberg
  13. Süderlügum
  14. Treene
  15. Viöl
  16. Wiedingharde
  1. Leck
  2. List
  3. Reußenköge
  4. Sankt Peter-Ording

An Amt (plural Ämter) is an administrative unit, which is unique to the German Bundesländer (federal states) of Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Brandenburg. ... Husum (Frisian: Hüsem) is a town at the western coast of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ... Amrum, Germany. ... Nordstrand is one of the North Frisian Islands on the North Sea coast of Germany. ... Pellworm is one of the North Frisian Islands on the North Sea coast of Germany. ... Stollberg is a town in Saxony, capital of the district Stollberg. ... The German island of Sylt is located in the North Sea off the coast of Germany and Denmark. ...

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Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ...

Rural and urban districts in the Schleswig-Holstein flag of Schleswig-Holstein This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost of the 16 Bundesländer in Germany. ...

Dithmarschen | Lauenburg | Flensburg | Kiel | Lübeck | Neumünster | Nordfriesland | Ostholstein | Pinneberg | Plön | Rendsburg-Eckernförde | Schleswig-Flensburg | Segeberg | Steinburg | Stormarn Dithmarschen is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ... Lauenburg (in full Herzogtum Lauenburg, =duchy of Lauenburg) is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ... Statistics State: Schleswig-Holstein District: Independent city Area: 56. ... Statistics State: Schleswig-Holstein District: Independent city Area: 113. ... Statistics State: Schleswig-Holstein District: Independent city Area: 214. ... Neumünster is one of four independent towns in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ... Ostholstein is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ... Pinneberg is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ... Plön is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ... Rendsburg-Eckernförde is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ... Schleswig-Flensburg is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ... Segeberg is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ... Steinburg is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ... Stormarn is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ...

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Nordfriesland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (377 words)
Nordfriesland (literally "Northern Frisia") is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
Until 1864, Nordfriesland was a part of Denmark.
Nordfriesland includes the coastal section between Dithmarschen and Denmark.
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