Pellworm is one of the North Frisian Islands
North Frisian Islands
The North Frisian Islands are a group of islands in the Wadden Sea, a part of the North Sea, off the western coast of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The German islands are in the traditional region of North Frisia and are part of the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park and the Kreis of...

 on the North Sea
North Sea
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 coast of Germany
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. It is part of the Nordfriesland
Nordfriesland, English "Northern Friesland" or "North Frisia", is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It includes almost all of traditional North Frisia along with adjacent areas to the east and south and is bounded by the districts of Schleswig-Flensburg and Dithmarschen, the North Sea and...

Districts of Germany
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 in the federal state
States of Germany
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 of Schleswig-Holstein
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. Its area is 37 km², and its population is roughly 1,200.

In medieval times Pellworm was a part of the larger island of Strand
Strand (island)
Strand was an island on the west coast of Nordfriesland in modern Germany. It was formed by a stormflood in 1362 where many villages and towns, Rungholt among them, were lost and Südfall island was as well separated from the mainland. Strand island was later split by the Burchardi flood of 1634...

 which was torn into pieces
Burchardi flood
The Burchardi Flood was a storm tide that struck the North Sea coast of North Frisia and Dithmarschen on the night between 11 and 12 October 1634. Overrunning dikes, it shattered the coastline and caused thousands of deaths and catastrophic material damage...

 in a disastrous storm tide
Storm tide
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 in 1634. Other remnants of Strand are Nordstrand
Nordstrand, Germany
Nordstrand is a peninsula and former island in North Frisia on the North Sea coast of Germany. It is part of the Nordfriesland district in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. Its area is 50 km², and its population is 2,300...

 and the Hallig
The Halligen are ten small German islands without protective dikes in the North Frisian Islands on Schleswig-Holstein's Wadden Sea-North Sea coast in the district of Nordfriesland....

en. All these belonged to the historical region of Uthlande
Uthlande, Utlande is a term for the islands halligen and marshes off the mainland of North Frisia in modern Nordfriesland district, Germany.- History :...


Pellworm is accessible by a ferry
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 departing from the neighbouring peninsula
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 of Nordstrand (which is in turn connected with the mainland by a road causeway
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One of the largest hybrid renewable energy plants
Hybrid renewable energy system
Hybrid renewable energy systems are becoming popular for remote area power generation applications due to advances in renewable energy technologies and subsequent rise in prices of petroleum products...

 in Europe is to be found on Pellworm. It combines photovoltaic and wind energy to provide over 700 MWh/year of electricity.

Together with several smaller islands, Pellworm forms the Amt Pellworm
Pellworm (Amt)
Pellworm is an Amt in the district of Nordfriesland, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Its seat is in Pellworm.-Subdivision:The Amt Pellworm consists of the following municipalities:#Gröde#Hooge#Langeneß#Pellworm...

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