Westerhever

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Westerhever
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Location of Westerhever
Vesterhever within Nordfriesland district
Westerhever in NF.PNG
Coordinates: 54°23′N 8°40′E / 54.383°N 8.667°E / 54.383; 8.667Coordinates: 54°23′N 8°40′E / 54.383°N 8.667°E / 54.383; 8.667
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Nordfriesland
Municipal assoc. Eiderstedt
Government
 • Mayor Albert Pahl
Area
 • Total 13.21 km2 (5.10 sq mi)
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 103
 • Density 7.8/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 25881
Dialling codes 04865
Vehicle registration NF
Website www.amt-eiderstedt. kommunen. nordfriesland. city-map.de

Westerhever (Danish: Vesterhever) is a municipality in Nordfriesland in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein.

Geography

Aerial view of the Westerheversand Lighthouse

Westerhever lies on the northwestern tip of the Eiderstedt Peninsula. The Westerheversand Lighthouse is a major landmark on the peninsula which is surrounded by salt marshes. The saltmarshes, lighthouse, and beaches attract about 80,000 visitors every year.

History

The island Westerhever was first settled by humans in the 12th Century. The first humans there built a ring dike to protect the land.

External links

Media related to Westerhever at Wikimedia Commons

References

  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2016] (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German). 
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