Helgoland to remain divided

Monday, June 27, 2011

Looks like the German Helgoland will not be united by reclaimed land in between the two islands, a proposition I wrote about in April. The results of the referendum there have just been released, and 54.74% are against the idea. A total of 1,312 people (81.4% of the voting population) voted, and 482 were for it while 583 were against.

The two actually used to be one island, until 1720 when storm water rushed over the middle and split it into two.

So Helgoland will still look like this:

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