Terschelling

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Terschelling (Frisian: Skylge) is a municipality and an island in the northern Netherlands, one of the West Frisian Islands. The island is known for being the only Wadden island where cranberries grow. In 1840, a barrel of cranberries (that sailors would eat to prevent scurvy) washed ashore on the island's coast, and the cranberries, finding the environment favourable, established themselves on the island. Nowadays, the cranberry fields cover 0.48 km². The cranberries are mainly sold to tourists and used by the island's restaurants.

The main source of income on Terschelling is tourism. Furthermore, there is some agriculture. A large part of the island is a nature reserve.

Terschelling is well-known for the yearly Oerol-festival during which theatre-performances are played throughout the island, making use of its landscape and nature.

Population centres

  • Baaiduinen (Baaidunen)
  • Formerum (Formearum)
  • Hee
  • Hoorn (Hoarne)
  • Kaart
  • Kinnum (Kinum)
  • Landerum
  • Lies
  • Midsland (Midslān)
  • Midsland aan Zee (Midslān oan See)
  • Midsland-Noord (Midslān-Noard)
  • Oosterend (Aasterein)
  • Seerijp (Stryp)
  • West aan Zee (West oan See)
  • West-Terschelling (seat) (West-Skylge)

(Frisian names)

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