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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: 8.35750 lat : 54.91128
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): long: 8°21'27.0144 lat : 54°54'40.6224
Surface area: 104.6 km2 (0.275 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 111.4 km
Average height: 7 metre
Length island: 38 km
Maximum width island (estimate): 12.6 km
Name : Uwe-Düne (53 metre)
Orientation island: North-northeast - South

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 20852
Population density: 210.00 inh/km2
Important places (direction): List (NNO), Kampen (NW), Wenningstedt (WNW), Braderup (ONO), Munkmarsch (ONO), Tinnum (M), Keitum (O), Morsum (O), Archsum (O),

Naming - Location

Local native name: Sylt
Archipelago (island group): North Frisian Islands
Neighboring islands
(Island hopping):
1) Rømø 2.8 km NorthEast
2) Amrum 4.8 km SouthEast
3) Föhr 6.7 km EastSouthEast
4) Mandø 24.5 km NorthNorthEast
5) Pellworm 29.9 km SouthEast
6) Fanø 31.5 km North
7) Heligoland-Düne 65.8 km SouthSouthWest
8) Heligoland 66.9 km SouthSouthWest
9) Als 75 km East
10) Bågø 89.3 km EastNorthEast
11) Funen 91.2 km EastNorthEast
12) Lyø 106.1 km East
13) Wangerooge 108.3 km SouthSouthWest
14) Ærø 110.4 km East
15) Spiekeroog 111.6 km SouthSouthWest
16) Langeoog 118 km SouthSouthWest
17) Baltrum 125.5 km SouthSouthWest
18) Norderney 128.9 km SouthSouthWest
19) Tåsinge 130.5 km East
20) Langeland 135.3 km East
21) Endelave 136.9 km NorthEast
22) Juist 141.1 km SouthSouthWest
23) Samsø 154.5 km EastNorthEast
24) Lolland 158.3 km East
25) Borkum 159.5 km SouthWest
Country: Germany
Location in Country: North-northwest
Name Land: State Schleswig-Holstein
Name Kreis: District Nordfriesland
Main place: Westerland
Places portal2europe
(sister website):
Sylt:Archsum (SouthEast)
Wenningstedt-Braderup (Sylt):Braderup (Central)
Hoernum (WestNorthWest)
Kampen (Sylt) (NorthNorthEast)
Sylt:Keitum (Central)
List:Klappholttal (NorthNorthEast)
List (NorthNorthEast)
Moevenberg (NorthNorthEast)
Sylt:Morsum (EastSouthEast)
Sylt:Munkmarsch (Central)
Sylt:Rantum (Sylt) (SouthSouthWest)
Wenningstedt-Braderup (Sylt):Wenningstedt (Central)
List:Westerheide (NorthNorthEast)
Sylt:Westerland (Central)

Location Main place: West
Sea: Wadden Sea
Nearest Country: The Netherlands
Type Rock outcrop: sand
island-Type: island in sea
Remarks: island connected to mainland through Hindenburgdamm


Topographic islandmap Sylt

Sylt map

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Height map of Sylt

Sylt Digital terrain model - DTM



Relief: Height Classes in percentages


Relief: Slope Classes in percentages



Weather at Sylt

The weather type in Munkmarschovercast cloudsweericoon
Current temperature: 4 degrees Celcius
Precipitation last 3 hours: No precipitation
Wind: 8.23 meter per second (Wind force - bft 5)
Winddirection: Northeast
Atmospheric pressure: 1029 mb
Humidity: 93 %
Daylength at 3 December 2022:7 hour and 33 minutes
Sunrise: 08:30 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 16:02 Europe/Amsterdam
Weather-page: Sylt

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): 498 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 Sylt

 Forest   0.2 km2 
 0% 
 Nature   26.8 km2 
 26% 
 Agriculture   30.4 km2 
 29% 
 Wet nature   11 km2 
 11% 
 Water   6.3 km2 
 6% 
 Urban area   17.1 km2 
 16% 
 Infrastructure   3.9 km2 
 4% 
 Viticulture   0 km2 
 0% 
 Rock outcrop   8.9 km2 
 9%