Tönning

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Tönning
Tønning / Taning
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Location of Tönning
Tønning / Taning within Nordfriesland district
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Tönning
Tønning / Taning
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Tönning
Tønning / Taning
Coordinates: 54°19′2″N8°56′34″E / 54.31722°N 8.94278°E / 54.31722; 8.94278 Coordinates: 54°19′2″N8°56′34″E / 54.31722°N 8.94278°E / 54.31722; 8.94278
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Nordfriesland
Government
   Mayor Dorothe Klömmer
Area
  Total44.41 km2 (17.15 sq mi)
Elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31) [1]
  Total4,965
  Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
25832
Dialling codes 04861
Vehicle registration NF
Website www.toenning.de

Tönning (German; Low German Tünn, Tönn or Tönnen; Danish: Tønning; North Frisian: Taning) is a town in the district of Nordfriesland in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein.

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History

Tönning was destroyed in the Burchardi flood in 1634. During the Great Northern War, (1700–1721), Tönning was besieged twice.

Geography

It is located on the northern bank of the Eider river, approximately eight kilometers away from its mouth at the North Sea. Tönning has a population of some 5,000 people.

Transport

Tönning is connected by a regional train with Sankt Peter-Ording to the West, and Husum to the North-East. Tönning is also served by several bus routes.

See also

Personalities

Honorary citizen

Friedrich von Esmarch Johann Friedrich August von Esmarch. Photogravure. Wellcome V0027295cr.jpg
Friedrich von Esmarch

Sons and daughters of the city

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References

  1. "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2018 (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).

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