Hooge, Germany

Hooge (Danish: Hoge, North Frisian: Huuge) is a municipality in the district of Nordfriesland, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Hooge
Huuge (nf) / Hoge (dan)
Hallig Hooge 2005.jpg
Coat of arms of Hooge Huuge (nf) / Hoge (dan)
Coat of arms
Location of Hooge
Huuge (nf) / Hoge (dan) within Nordfriesland district
Hooge in NF.PNG
Hooge Huuge (nf) / Hoge (dan) is located in Germany
Hooge Huuge (nf) / Hoge (dan)
Hooge
Huuge (nf) / Hoge (dan)
Hooge Huuge (nf) / Hoge (dan) is located in Schleswig-Holstein
Hooge Huuge (nf) / Hoge (dan)
Hooge
Huuge (nf) / Hoge (dan)
Coordinates: 54°34′12″N 08°32′53″E / 54.57000°N 8.54806°E / 54.57000; 8.54806Coordinates: 54°34′12″N 08°32′53″E / 54.57000°N 8.54806°E / 54.57000; 8.54806
CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictNordfriesland
Municipal assoc.Pellworm
Government
 • MayorMatthias Piepgras
Area
 • Total5.78 km2 (2.23 sq mi)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total103
 • Density18/km2 (46/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
25859
Dialling codes04849
Vehicle registrationNF
Websitewww.hooge.de

The municipality is located on the island of Hooge – a small island off the coast of Germany. It is the second largest of the ten halligen in the Wadden Sea, after Langeneß. It is frequently called the Queen of the Halligen. The houses on the island are built on ten Warften.

The municipality (Gemeinde) Hooge also includes the uninhabited hallig Norderoog.

Settlements and geographyEdit

Hooge has 9 populated Warften:

  • Backenswarft
  • Kirchwarft
  • Ockelützwarft
  • Hanswarft
  • Ockenswarft
  • Lorenzwarft/Mitteltritt (double-terpen)
  • Volkertswarft
  • Ipkenswarft
  • Westerwarft

The Pohnswarft still can be found close to the shore of Hooge. The Pohnswarft is an unpopulated Warft which has been abandoned due to its unfavourable location. There is only a water gauge on it.

The small island of Hainshallig, located off the east coast of Hooge, may have once been connected to the island by a levee and belonged to a Hooge resident, but became flooded and sank in 1860.

Photo galleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2019 (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).

External linksEdit

  Media related to Hallig Hooge at Wikimedia Commons