Risum-Lindholm

Risum-Lindholm (North Frisian: Risem-Loonham) is a municipality in the district of Nordfriesland, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Risum-Lindholm
Coat of arms of Risum-Lindholm
Coat of arms
Location of Risum-Lindholm within Nordfriesland district
Risum-Lindholm in NF.PNG
Risum-Lindholm is located in Germany
Risum-Lindholm
Risum-Lindholm
Risum-Lindholm is located in Schleswig-Holstein
Risum-Lindholm
Risum-Lindholm
Coordinates: 54°46′N 8°52′E / 54.767°N 8.867°E / 54.767; 8.867Coordinates: 54°46′N 8°52′E / 54.767°N 8.867°E / 54.767; 8.867
CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictNordfriesland
Municipal assoc.Südtondern
Government
 • MayorHans Bruhn (FW)
Area
 • Total36.03 km2 (13.91 sq mi)
Elevation
2 m (7 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total3,796
 • Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
25920
Dialling codes04661
Vehicle registrationNF
Websitehttp://risum-lindholm.info/

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

Risum-Lindholm lies about five kilometres southeast of Niebüll and six kilometres west of Leck on a boundary between a low, sandy area of geest and the marshes.

VillagesEdit

 
The hamlet of Maasbüll from the air

The municipality was formed in 1969 from the formerly independent municipalities of Risum and Lindholm. Because it extends over several kilometres, the villages of Maasbüll (North Frisian: Moosbel, Danish: Masbøl), Risum (NF: Risem), Lindholm (NF: Lunham), Klockries (NF: Klookriis, Dan: Klokris), Wegacker (NF: Wäieeker) and Kremperhaus (Dan. Krempehus) (beside Broweg (NF: Bruwäi), Läiged, Legerade (NF: Läigeroos) and Herrenkoog (NF: Hiirnekuch, Dan: Herrekog[2][3]), which do not lie on the long village street) are of great importance for describing a location. In local usage, the actual municipal name is rarely used, but rather the name of the respective village.

Notable peopleEdit

  • Momme Andresen (1857-1951), born in Risum, industrial chemist who made practical developments in photography including the invention of Rodinal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2019 (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).
  2. ^ Nordfriisk Instituut: Nordfriesland Karte, Bräist/Bredstedt 2011
  3. ^ Videnskabernes Selskab: Kaart over den sydlige del af Slesvig, Kopenhagen 1864