Coordinates: 53°44′54″N 7°28′47″E / 53.74833°N 7.47972°E / 53.74833; 7.47972
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Aerial view of Langeoog from the north
Aerial view of Langeoog from the north
Flag of Langeoog
Coat of arms of Langeoog
Location of Langeoog within Wittmund district
Langeoog is located in Germany
Langeoog is located in Lower Saxony
Coordinates: 53°44′54″N 7°28′47″E / 53.74833°N 7.47972°E / 53.74833; 7.47972
StateLower Saxony
 • MayorUwe Garrels (Ind.)
 • Total19.67 km2 (7.59 sq mi)
5 m (16 ft)
 • Total1,792
 • Density91/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes04972
Vehicle registrationWTM

Langeoog (English: "Long Island") is a German island in the North Sea.

Langeoog is about 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) long (from east to west). It covers an area of about 20 square kilometres (7.7 square miles). There are about 2000 people living on Langeoog.

Langeoog has a beach that is 14 kilometres (8.7 miles) long.

Traffic[change | change source]

Cars are not allowed to drive on Langeoog. People on the Island use bikes. The port and the village are linked with a small railway, the so-called "Inselbahn" (Island's Rail). The Railway is about 2.4 kilometers long. The harbour of Langeoog is quite big. It was built in World War II by the German Navy. Today the harbour is used by ferries, that connect Langoog with the harbour of Bensersiel on the coast. The Langeoog harbour is also used by sailors, some fishermen and the German Society for Rescuing Ship-Wreckers. There is also a little airfield on Langeoog.

Landmarks[change | change source]

Water-Tower with Lale Andersen's monument

The landmark of Langeoog is the Water-Tower, that was built in 1909 on top of a dune near the village.

Tourism[change | change source]

Tourism is the main source of income for Langeoog's economy. There are several hotels. The youth hostel can be found several kilometers outside the village.

References[change | change source]

  1. "LSN-Online Regionaldatenbank, Tabelle A100001G: Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes, Stand 31. Dezember 2021" (in German). Landesamt für Statistik Niedersachsen.

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