Sylt

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Coordinates: 54°54′N 8°20′E / 54.900°N 8.333°E / 54.900; 8.333

Sylt
Native name: Söl, Sild
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Geografie
Location Wadden Sea
Coordinates 54°54′N 8°20′E / 54.900°N 8.333°E / 54.900; 8.333
Airchipelagae North Frisian Islands
Major islands Sylt, Föhr, Amrum
Aurie 99 km2 (38 sq mi)
Lenth 38 km (23.6 mi)
Weenth 13 km (8.1 mi)
Heichest elevation 52 m (171 ft)
Heichest point Uwe-Düne
Admeenistration
Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
Destrict Nordfriesland
Demografics
Demonym Sylters
Population 21,000
Pop. density 212 /km2 (549 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups Germans, Frisians, Danes
Additional information
Offeecial wabsteid www.sylt.de

Sylt (German pronunciation: [ˈzʏlt]; Dens: Sild; Söl'ring North Frisian: Söl) is an island in northren Germany, pairt o Nordfriesland destrict, Schleswig-Holstein, an well kent for the distinctive shape o its shoreline. It belangs tae the North Frisian Islands an is the lairgest island in North Frisie. The northrenmost island o Germany, it is kent for its tourist resorts, notably Westerland, Kampen an Wenningstedt-Braderup, as well as for its 40-kilometre-long (25-mile) saundy beach. It is frequently covered bi the media in connection wi its exposed situation in the North Sea an its ongangin loss o laund during storm tides.