Alkersum

Alkersum (Fering: Aalkersem, Danish: Alkersum) is a municipality in the Nordfriesland district, in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany.

Alkersum
Aalkersem
A park in Alkersum
A park in Alkersum
Location of Alkersum
Aalkersem within Nordfriesland district
Alkersum in NF.PNG
Alkersum Aalkersem is located in Germany
Alkersum Aalkersem
Alkersum
Aalkersem
Alkersum Aalkersem is located in Schleswig-Holstein
Alkersum Aalkersem
Alkersum
Aalkersem
Coordinates: 54°42′35″N 8°30′46″E / 54.70972°N 8.51278°E / 54.70972; 8.51278Coordinates: 54°42′35″N 8°30′46″E / 54.70972°N 8.51278°E / 54.70972; 8.51278
CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictNordfriesland
Municipal assoc.Föhr-Amrum
Government
 • MayorIna Ketels
Area
 • Total9.07 km2 (3.50 sq mi)
Elevation
6 m (20 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total397
 • Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
25938
Dialling codes04681
Vehicle registrationNF
Websitewww.alkersum.de

GeographyEdit

Alkersum is situated in the center of the island in the geestland of Föhr.

HistoryEdit

First settlements in the area occurred in the Iron Age.

PoliticsEdit

Since the communal elections of 2008, the Alkersumer Wählergemeinschaft holds all nine seats in the municipality council.

EconomyEdit

Several enterprises have settled in the outskirts of the village. Also tourism and horse ranches are an important factor.

CultureEdit

In August 2009 the Museum Kunst der Westküste (Museum of Fine Arts of the West Coast) opened in Alkersum. It displays artworks that focus on the North Sea and its shore. Notable artists include Edvard Munch, Emil Nolde, Max Liebermann and others.[2]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2020 (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).
  2. ^ Nagar, Mira (31 August 2008). "Eine Kunstsammlung für die Insel" (in German). Schleswig-Holsteinischer Zeitungsverlag. Archived from the original on 9 September 2012.

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