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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: 8.49847 lat : 54.71803
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): long: 8°29'54.4956 lat : 54°43'4.9224
Surface area: 85.5 km2 (0.225 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 38.7 km
Average height: 2 metre
Length island: 12 km
Maximum width island (estimate): 6.8 km
Name : Geest bei Nieblum (13 metre)
Orientation island: West - East

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 8593
Population density: 104.00 inh/km2
Important places (direction): Utersum, Dunsum, Hedehusum, S

Naming - Location

Local native name: Föhr
Archipelago (island group): North Frisian Islands
Neighboring islands
(Island hopping):
1) Amrum 2 km West
2) Sylt 6.7 km WestNorthWest
3) Pellworm 15.6 km SouthSouthEast
4) Rømø 33.9 km North
5) Mandø 56.6 km North
6) Heligoland-Düne 64.9 km SouthSouthWest
7) Fanø 64.9 km North
8) Heligoland 66.1 km SouthSouthWest
9) Als 75.3 km EastNorthEast
10) Bågø 98.8 km NorthEast
11) Funen 99.2 km EastNorthEast
12) Lyø 104.3 km EastNorthEast
13) Wangerooge 105.4 km SouthSouthWest
14) Ærø 106.9 km EastNorthEast
15) Spiekeroog 109.5 km SouthSouthWest
16) Langeoog 116.8 km SouthSouthWest
17) Baltrum 125 km SouthSouthWest
18) Tåsinge 127.1 km EastNorthEast
19) Norderney 128.7 km SouthSouthWest
20) Langeland 129.3 km East
21) Juist 141.6 km SouthWest
22) Lolland 152.1 km East
23) Endelave 153.5 km NorthEast
24) Fehmarn 158 km East
25) Borkum 160.7 km SouthWest
Country: Germany
Location in Country: North-northwest
Name Land: State Schleswig-Holstein
Name Kreis: District Nordfriesland
Main place: Wyk auf Föhr
Places portal2europe
(sister website):
Alkersum (Central)
Borgsum (SouthWest)
Dunsum (WestNorthWest)
Nieblum:Goting (SouthSouthWest)
Midlum (Central)
Nieblum (SouthSouthWest)
Oevenum (EastSouthEast)
Oldsum (WestNorthWest)
Suederende bundesland schleswig holstein (WestNorthWest)
Utersum (West)
Witsum (WestSouthWest)
Wrixum (SouthEast)
Wyk auf foehr (SouthEast)

Location Main place: Southeast
Sea: Wadden Sea
Distance to main land: 4.4 km
Nearest Country: Germany
Type Rock outcrop: sand
island-Type: island in sea
Remarks: Ferry-connection with the western neighbor island Amrum


Topographic islandmap Föhr

Föhr map

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Height map of Föhr

Föhr Digital terrain model - DTM



Relief: Height Classes in percentages


Relief: Slope Classes in percentages



Weather at Föhr

The weather type in Alkersumovercast cloudsweericoon
Current temperature: 4 degrees Celcius
Precipitation last 3 hours: No precipitation
Wind: 10.09 meter per second (Wind force - bft 5)
Winddirection: East-northeast
Atmospheric pressure: 1029 mb
Humidity: 92 %
Daylength at 3 December 2022:7 hour and 35 minutes
Sunrise: 08:28 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 16:03 Europe/Amsterdam
Weather-page: Föhr

Climate: Temperature and Precipitation



Transport on your island-holiday

Directly accessible from Western Europe (The Netherlands) by plane: No
International airport present : No
Accessible by car: Yes
Distance from Western Europe (The Netherlands) (rough estimate): 482 km
Ferry connection - Car - Car - with mainland: Yes
Boat Connection - pedestrian - with mainland: Yes
Ferry - Car - connect with another island - Island hopping: Yes
Boat Connection - pedestrian - with another island: Yes
Bicycle facilities: Yes

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Landuse Föhr

 Forest   0.6 km2 
 1% 
 Nature   0 km2 
 0% 
 Agriculture   73.3 km2 
 86% 
 Wet nature   4.8 km2 
 6% 
 Water   0 km2 
 0% 
 Urban area   5.9 km2 
 7% 
 Infrastructure   0 km2 
 0% 
 Viticulture   0 km2 
 0% 
 Rock outcrop   0.9 km2 
 1%