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Hemmingstedt is a German municipality in the district of Dithmarschen in the state of Schleswig-Holstein.

Hemmingstedt
Coat of arms of Hemmingstedt
Coat of arms
Location of Hemmingstedt within Dithmarschen district
Hemingstedt in HEI.PNG
Hemmingstedt is located in Germany
Hemmingstedt
Hemmingstedt
Hemmingstedt is located in Schleswig-Holstein
Hemmingstedt
Hemmingstedt
Coordinates: 54°9′N 9°4′E / 54.150°N 9.067°E / 54.150; 9.067Coordinates: 54°9′N 9°4′E / 54.150°N 9.067°E / 54.150; 9.067
CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictDithmarschen
Municipal assoc.KLG Heider Umland
Subdivisions6
Government
 • MayorHartmut Busdorf
Area
 • Total16.02 km2 (6.19 sq mi)
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,863
 • Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
25770
Dialling codes0481
Vehicle registrationHEI
Websitewww.amt-heide-
land.de

HistoryEdit

Hemmingstedt is the namesake of the Battle of Hemmingstedt, which took place south of the place in today's municipal area of Epenwöhrden. In 1500 the militia of the then Farmers' Republic of Dithmarschen, led by Wulf Isebrand, defeated a grand army of Hans, king of the Kalmar Union, composed of Jutes, Holsteiners, and Dutch mercenaries.

During the Oil Campaign of World War II, the Deutsche Erdöl-Aktiengesellschaft oil refinery at Hemmingstedt, near Heide, was bombed several times, including attacks using Azon and Operation Aphrodite guided missiles.[1]

The Hemmingstedt refinery boasts the highest structure on the West Coast of Germany. Its chimney is 175 metres high.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2017 (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).