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Coordinates: 53°55′N 8°30′E / 53.917°N 8.500°E / 53.917; 8.500
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Location of Neuwerk, Scharhörn and Nigehörn in Hamburg-Mitte
Neuwerk is located in Germany
LocationNorth Sea, Elbe mouth
Coordinates53°55′N 8°30′E / 53.917°N 8.500°E / 53.917; 8.500
Area3 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Population30 ((2020-12-31))
Pop. density13/km2 (34/sq mi)

Neuwerk (audio speaker iconpronunciation ; (Old English: New Werk[1] or Newark[2]) is a 3 km2 (1.2 sq mi) tidal island in the Wadden Sea on the German North Sea coast, with a population of 32. Neuwerk is located 13 km (8 mi) northwest of Cuxhaven, between the Weser and Elbe estuaries. The distance to the centre of Hamburg is about 120 km (70 mi).

Administratively, Neuwerk forms a quarter of the city and state of Hamburg, Germany, with the same name. It is part of the borough Hamburg-Mitte. This quarter includes the islands of Scharhörn and Nigehörn, which are bird sanctuaries and closed to the public. All three islands and the Wadden Sea around them form the Hamburg Wadden Sea National Park.

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  1. The New Seaman's Guide, and Coaster's Companion, Cornhill, 1809
  2. Proserpine Frigate – Official Account of the Loss of that Ship; a letter addressed by Captain Wallis to Vice Admiral Dickson; Feb 18, 1799; "The Naval Chronicle"; January–June 1799; (Bunney & Gold, London); pp. 332–335.

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Media related to Neuwerk at Wikimedia Commons