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Encyclopedia > Rømø

Rømø is a Danish island in the Wadden Sea. Rømø is part of Skærbæk municipality. The island has 850 inhabitants and covers an area of 129 km². Rømø is visited by many tourists every year. The Wadden Sea (Wattenmeer in German, Waddenzee in Dutch, Waadsee in Frisian, Wattensee in Low Saxon, Vadehavet in Danish) is the name for a body of water and its associated coastal wetlands lying between a section of the coast of northwestern continental Europe and the North Sea. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ...


Rømø is currently the southernmost of Denmark's part of the North Frisian Islands (a little, uninhabited one one called Jordsand was farther south, but it sank in 1999). Rømø is linked to the Danish mainland by a road running across a causeway, and the island also lies only about 3 km from the neighbouring German island Sylt, to which it is connected by ferry. It is home to a number of small communities such as Kongsmark, Østerby, Lakolk, and Sønderstrand. 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. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... In modern usage, a causeway is a road elevated by a bank, usually across a broad body of water or wetland. ... The Pride of Burgundy, a P&O Ferries car ferry on the Dover-Calais route A ferry is a boat or a ship carrying passengers, and possibly their vehicles, on a relatively short-distance, regularly-scheduled service. ...


External links

  • Official website (http://www.romo.dk/Engelsk/default.htm)

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