Borkum

municipality in Germany

Borkum is an island and municipality of the state of Lower Saxony, Germany. In 2016 the municipality had about 5,500 people. It covers an area of 31 km².

Borkum
Borkum photographed from a lighthouse
Borkum photographed from a lighthouse
Flag of Borkum
Flag
Coat of arms of Borkum
Coat of arms
Location of Borkum within Leer district
Borkum in LER.svg
Borkum is located in Germany
Borkum
Borkum
Borkum is located in Lower Saxony
Borkum
Borkum
Coordinates: 53°35′17″N 06°40′11″E / 53.58806°N 6.66972°E / 53.58806; 6.66972Coordinates: 53°35′17″N 06°40′11″E / 53.58806°N 6.66972°E / 53.58806; 6.66972
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictLeer
Government
 • MayorGeorg Lübben (Ind.)
Area
 • Total30.74 km2 (11.87 sq mi)
Elevation
6 m (20 ft)
Population
 (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,473
 • Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
26757
Dialling codes+49 22
Vehicle registrationLER
Websitewww.stadt-borkum.de

Borkum makes part of the East Frisian Islands (German: Ostfriesische Inseln). It is the most western island.

It lies west of the island of Juist (and the uninhabited islands of Brauerplate, Kachelotplate and Memmert), and east of the small Dutch island of Rottumeroog.

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