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BORKUM

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 255 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BORKUM, an island of Germany, in the North Sea, belonging to the Prussian province of Hanover, the westernmost of the East Frisian chain, lying between the east and west arms of the estuary of the Ems, and opposite to the Dollart. Pop. about 2500. The island is 5 M. long and 22 m. broad, is a favourite summer resort, and is visited annually by about 20,000 persons. There is a daily steamboat service with Emden, Leer and Ham-burg during the summer months. The island affords pasture for cattle, and a breeding-place for sea-birds.
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