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Denmark and Northern European Neighbors

55.6N 12.5E

June 16th, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Denmark - April 14th, 2010

Denmark - April 14th, 2010

This image focuses on Denmark, located in north-central Europe. Also visible are Sweden and Norway to the North, as well as Germany and the Netherlands to the South.

Denmark has an area of 16,640 sq mi (43,098 sq km). Its territory includes Greenland and the Faroe Islands, which are self-governing dependencies. The country’s population (2009 est.) is about 5,523,000, and the capital is Copenhagen.

Lying between the North and Baltic seas, Denmark occupies the Jutland peninsula and an archipelago to its east. The two largest islands, Zealand (Sjælland) and Funen (Fyn), together make up about one-fourth of the country’s total land area. Denmark also has a 4,500-mi (7,300-km) coastline.

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