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Coast of Denmark and Germany along the North and Baltic Seas

April 25th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Northern Europe - April 16th, 2009

Northern Europe - April 16th, 2009

This image shows the coastlines of several countries in northern Europe, including Germany (bottom), Denmark (center), Norway (top left) and Sweden (top right).

The North Sea lies to the left, and the Baltic Sea to the right, with the Skagerrak Strait at the top center, connecting the North Sea and the Kattegat Strait, which leads to the Baltic Sea.

Part of Denmark is obscured by clouds, although the upper part of its Jutland Peninsula and several of its islands can be seen, including the island of Zealand, to the right of the peninsula. With an area of 7,031 km², it is the largest island in Denmark (excluding Greenland, which is a Danish territory).

Most of the German coast visible is part of the state of Schleswig-Holstein, lying on the base of the Jutland Peninsula.

The Baltic Sea coast in the east of Schleswig-Holstein is marked by bays, fjords and cliff lines.

On the North Sea side, the North Frisian Islands and most of the state’s coastline form Schleswig-Holstein’s Wadden Sea National Park, the largest national park in Central Europe.

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