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Coordinates: 54°22′N 8°55′E / 54.367°N 8.917°E / 54.367; 8.917Coordinates: 54°22′N 8°55′E / 54.367°N 8.917°E / 54.367; 8.917
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Nordfriesland
Municipal assoc. Eiderstedt
  Mayor Peter Thomsen
  Total 45.84 km2 (17.70 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 1,262
  Density 28/km2 (71/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 25870
Dialling codes 04864
Vehicle registration NF

Oldenswort is a municipality in the district of Nordfriesland, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, next to the river Eider.


The founder of German sociology, Ferdinand Tönnies (1855-1936), was born here. A memorial of him has been unveiled 1990.[2]

See also


  1. "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2015] (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).
  2. Uwe Carstens, Ferdinand Tönnies. Friese und Weltbürger, Norderstedt 2005, p. 316, ISBN 3-8334-2966-6

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