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Borkum
Borkum photographed from a lighthouse
Borkum photographed from a lighthouse
Flag of Borkum
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Coat of arms of Borkum
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Leer
Elevation
6 m (20 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)
 • Total 5,078
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
26757
Dialling codes +49 22
Vehicle registration LER
Website www.stadt-borkum.de

Borkum is an island and municipality of the state of Lower Saxony, Germany. In 2016 the municipality had about 5,500 people. It covers an area of 31 km².

Borkum makes part of the East Frisian Islands (German: Ostfriesische Inseln). It is the most western island.

It lies west of the island of Juist (and the uninhabited islands of Brauerplate, Kachelotplate and Memmert), and east of the small Dutch island of Rottumeroog.

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