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Coordinates: 54°9′N 9°4′E / 54.150°N 9.067°E / 54.150; 9.067Coordinates: 54°9′N 9°4′E / 54.150°N 9.067°E / 54.150; 9.067

Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
Municipal assoc.
Subdivisions 6
 • Mayor Anke Marohn
 • Total 16.02 km2 (6.19 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,892
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 25770
Dialling codes 0481
Vehicle registration HEI

Hemmingstedt is a German municipality in the district of Dithmarschen in the state of Schleswig-Holstein.


Hemmingstedt is the namesake of the Battle of Hemmingstedt, which took place south of the place in today's municipal area of Epenwöhrden. In 1500 the militia of the then Farmers' Republic of Dithmarschen, led by brave Wulf Isebrand, defeated a grand army of Hans, king of the Kalmar Union, composed of Jutes, Holsteiners, and Dutch mercenaries.

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The Hemmingstedt refinery boasts the highest structure on the West Coast of Germany. Its chimney is 175 metres high.


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