Amrum is one of the North Frisian Islands on the German coast of the North Sea. It is part of the Nordfriesland district in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. Its area is 20 km' ², and its population is 2,400.
There are five villages on the eastern coast: WittdÃ ¼n, Nebel, Norddorf, SÃ ¼ddorf and Steenodde. The western half of the island is occupied by a large dune area; the highest dune is 32 m high.
While Nebel, Norddorf and Steenodde are very old Frisian hamlets, the small town of WittdÃ ¼n was founded as a seaside resort in the 19th century. It is now the largest inhabited place on the island and includes the ferry port, which provides ferry connections to DagebÃ ¼ll (on the mainland) and Wyk (on FÃ ¶hr). Cars are allowed on the island, although there is just one single road.