Baltrum

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Baltrum
Aerial view of Baltrum from the west
Aerial view of Baltrum from the west
Flag of Baltrum
Coat of arms of Baltrum
Location of Baltrum within Aurich district
Baltrum in AUR.svg
Baltrum is located in Germany
Baltrum
Baltrum
Baltrum is located in Lower Saxony
Baltrum
Baltrum
Coordinates: 53°43′44″N 07°22′06″E / 53.72889°N 7.36833°E / 53.72889; 7.36833Coordinates: 53°43′44″N 07°22′06″E / 53.72889°N 7.36833°E / 53.72889; 7.36833
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictAurich
Government
 • Mayor (2020–25) Harm Olchers[1] (Ind.)
Area
 • Total6.50 km2 (2.51 sq mi)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total599
 • Density92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
26579
Dialling codes04939
Vehicle registrationAUR
Websitewww.baltrum.de

Baltrum (Low German: Baltrum) is a barrier island off the coast of East Frisia (German: Ostfriesland), in Germany, and is a municipality in Aurich, Lower Saxony. It is in-between the chain of the seven inhabited East Frisian Islands. It has a land area of 6.5 square kilometres.

Geography[change | change source]

It is in the middle of the island chain known as the East Frisian Islands (German: Ostfriesische Inseln). There are two villages on the island – Ostdorf (English: Eastern village) and Westdorf (English: Western village) – although they have essentially merged into one.

The island is about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) long and 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) wide. It covers an area of 6.5 square kilometres (2.5 sq mi). The highest point on the island is a central coastal dune with a viewing platform on top called Aussichtsdüne in German and is 19.3 metres (63 ft) above sea-level.[3]

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Literature[change | change source]

  • Richard Pott (1995), Farbatlas Nordseeküste und Nordseeinseln: Ausgewählte Beispiele aus der südlichen Nordsee in geobotanischer Sicht (in German), Stuttgart: Verlag Eugen Ulmer, ISBN 3-8001-3350-4

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