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The Islands of Sylt and Föhr off the Jutland Peninsula Coast, Germany – November 2nd, 2009

54.7N 8.2E

November 2nd, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Germany and Denmark - October 22nd, 2009

Germany and Denmark - October 22nd, 2009

Numerous islands and inlets can be seen in the Wadden Sea along the west coast of the Jutland Peninsula. The border between the countries of Denmark (above) and Germany (below) runs horizontally approximately through the center of the image.

The two largest islands visible here are Sylt and Föhr. Sylt, belonging to the German state of Schleswig-Holstein and the northernmost island in Germany, is well known for the distinctive elongated shape of its shoreline and its 40 km long sandy beach.

It belongs to the North Frisian Islands and, with a surface area of 99.14 km², is the largest North Sea island. Sylt is situated at 9 to 16 km off the mainland. Southeast of Sylt the islands Föhr and Amrum are located, to the north lies the Danish island Rømø.

Föhr is also one of the North Frisian Islands and also belongs to the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. Föhr is the second-largest North Sea island of Germany. It is 6.8 kilometres wide and 12 km long, the surface measures 82.82 km².

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