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Epenwöhrden is a municipality in the district of Dithmarschen, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Epenwöhrden
Coat of arms of Epenwöhrden
Coat of arms
Location of Epenwöhrden
Epenwöhrden is located in Germany
Epenwöhrden
Epenwöhrden
Epenwöhrden is located in Schleswig-Holstein
Epenwöhrden
Epenwöhrden
Coordinates: 54°7′N 9°3′E / 54.117°N 9.050°E / 54.117; 9.050Coordinates: 54°7′N 9°3′E / 54.117°N 9.050°E / 54.117; 9.050
CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictDithmarschen
Municipal assoc.Mitteldithmarschen
Government
 • MayorReimer Hinrichs
Area
 • Total13.52 km2 (5.22 sq mi)
Elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
(2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total774
 • Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
25704
Dialling codes04832
Vehicle registrationHEI
Websitewww.epenwoehrden.de

HistoryEdit

Epenwöhrden, south of Hemmingstedt, was the venue of the Battle of Hemmingstedt. In 1500 the militia of the then Farmers' Republic of Ditmarsh, led by Wulf Isebrand, defeated an army of Hans, king of the Kalmar Union, composed of Jutes, Holsteiners, and Dutch mercenaries.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2016] (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).