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With 71,298 hectares, Terschelling is almost the largest municipality in the Netherlands.
How is that possible? A large part of the Wadden Sea including the bird island of Griend belongs to the grounds of the municipality. The island itself is 11,575 hectares.
Surface: 11,575 ha.
Length: +/- 30 km (of which the first half inhabited and the second half nature reserve).
Width: max. 4.5 km
Number of residents: 4,900 people
Tourist sleeping places: around 18,000
Sun hours: Terschelling has 20% more sun hours than the average in the Netherlands.
Wind: the western winds blow the most here. Perfect for a breath of fresh air.
Precipitation: it rains here 20% less than average in the Netherlands!
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