Nordfriesland (district)

Nordfriesland (German pronunciation: [nɔʁtˈfʁiːslant] (listen); Danish: Nordfrisland; North Frisian: Nordfraschlönj [nɔʀdˈfʀaʃlœɲ]), also known as North Frisia, is the northernmost district of Germany, part of the state of Schleswig-Holstein. It includes almost all of traditional North Frisia (with the exception of the island of Heligoland), as well as adjacent parts of the Schleswig Geest to the east and Stapelholm to the south, and is bounded (from the east and clockwise) by the districts of Schleswig-Flensburg and Dithmarschen, the North Sea and the Danish county of South Jutland. The district is called Kreis Nordfriesland in German, Kreis Noordfreesland in Low German, Kris Nordfraschlönj in Mooring North Frisian, Kreis Nuurdfresklun in Fering North Frisian and Nordfrislands amt in Danish.

Flag of Nordfriesland
Coat of arms of Nordfriesland
  Total2,047 km2 (790 sq mi)
 (31 December 2021)[1]
  Density82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationNF
Marshland in Eiderstedt, typical of the North Frisian coast
Horsecart coming from a Hallig island in the mudflat at low tide

As of 2008, Nordfriesland was the most visited rural district in Germany.[2]

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