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Föhr (för) [key], island, 32 sq mi (83 sq km), Schleswig-Holstein, N Germany, in the North Sea, one of the North Frisian Islands. Wyk, the principal town, is a bathing resort. The island has farms, fisheries, and oyster beds. Until 1864, Föhr was included in the Danish duchy of Schleswig.

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