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Large Sound of the Limfjord, in Northern Denmark – December 1st, 2011

56.7N 8.8E

December 1st, 2011 Category: Image of the day

Denmark - November 23rd, 2011

This orthorectified image shows the Limfjord, a shallow sound in Denmark that separates the island of Vendsyssel-Thy from the rest of the Jutland Peninsula. It extends from Thyborøn Channel on the North Sea to Hals on the Kattegat.

The sound is approximately 180 kilometres long and of an irregular shape with several bays, narrowings, and islands, most notably Mors (left). It is deepest at Hvalpsund (24 metres). Its main port is Aalborg, visible as a bright white area at the right edge of the image.

The Coastline of Denmark – May 6th, 2009

May 6th, 2009 Category: Image of the day

Denmark - April 23rd, 2009

Denmark - April 23rd, 2009





The entire coastline of Denmark (center) is visible in this image, as well as parts of the shorelines of Germany (bottom),  Norway (top left) and Sweden (top right).

The main bodies of water visible include the North Sea (left) and the Baltic Sea(right), connected by the Skagerrak and Kattegat Straits (top center). Denmark has long controlled the approach to the Baltic Sea, and these waters are also known as the Danish Straits.

Denmark consists of a large peninsula, Jutland and many islands, most notably Zealand, as well as hundreds of minor islands often referred to as the Danish Archipelago. The peninsula and 443 named islands give the country a very long total coastline of 7,314 kilometres (4,544 mi).

The first close-up focuses on the western side of the Jutland Peninsula, near the border between Denmark and Germany. The islands here are called the Frisian Islands, in the Wadden Sea. The area is typified by extensive tidal mud flats and deeper tidal trenches.

The second close-up shows the top of the Jutland Peninsula and Denmark’s northernmost point, called Skagens Point. The country is flat with little elevation; having an average height above sea level of only 31 metres (102 ft).

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.