Texel The Biggest Island of The Wadden!
The Wadden Islands lie in the North Sea, north of the Netherlands, Germany and west of Denmark. Texel is the largest Islands, followed by Rømø in Denmark and Sylt in Germany.
The island has a land area of approximately 170 km². The average length of Texel is 20 km and the average width 8 km.
Texel was connected to the mainland until 1170; it became an island through the Allerheiligenvloed (All Saints Flooding) of 1170.
The Allerheiligenvloed of 1170 was a major flooding that occurred when the North Sea broke through the dunes between the current Huisduinen and Texel.
In 1415 it acquired city rights, and in the 17th and 19th centuries Eierland became connected to Texel and became part of it.
Eierland used to be part of Vlieland and nowadays connected to Texel where the Schlufter Valley is located.
The largest village and also the capital of the municipality is Den Burg in the middle of the island…