Wrixum (Fering: Wraksem, Danish: Vriksum) is a municipality on the island of Föhr, in the district of Nordfriesland, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Wrixum
Wraksem / Vriksum
The windmill in Wrixum
The windmill in Wrixum
Coat of arms of Wrixum Wraksem / Vriksum
Location of Wrixum
Wraksem / Vriksum within Nordfriesland district
Wrixum in NF.PNG
Wrixum Wraksem / Vriksum is located in Germany
Wrixum Wraksem / Vriksum
Wrixum
Wraksem / Vriksum
Wrixum Wraksem / Vriksum is located in Schleswig-Holstein
Wrixum Wraksem / Vriksum
Wrixum
Wraksem / Vriksum
Coordinates: 54°43′N 8°32′E / 54.717°N 8.533°E / 54.717; 8.533Coordinates: 54°43′N 8°32′E / 54.717°N 8.533°E / 54.717; 8.533
CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictNordfriesland
Municipal assoc.Föhr-Amrum
Government
 • MayorHeidi Braun
Area
 • Total7.55 km2 (2.92 sq mi)
Elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total602
 • Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
25938
Dialling codes04681
Vehicle registrationNF
Websitewww.wrixum.de

Geography and trafficEdit

Wrixum is one of eleven municipalities on Föhr and it is situated directly at the town limits of Wyk auf Föhr. The place enjoys a good bus service and features several bicycle rentals.

PoliticsEdit

The WWG holds all nine seats of the municipal council since the elections of 2008.

ArmsEdit

Blazon: Or. In a hill vert over a wavy base argent, therein waves azure, a wind mill argent. In chief two oystercatchers proper, facing.

Town twinningEdit

Wrixum has been twinned with Aub in Lower Franconia since 1998.

EconomyEdit

There are many small enterprises in Wrixum, yet tourism remains the most important economic factor.

SightsEdit

A landmark of Wrixum is the wind mill which was erected in 1851.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2020 (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).

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