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Regions of Zealand and Hovedstaden, Denmark

55.4N 11.7E

April 16th, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Denmark - March 5th, 2010

Denmark - March 5th, 2010

Region Zealand (Danish: Region Sjælland) is an administrative region of Denmark established on January 1, 2007 as part of the 2007 Danish Municipal Reform, which replaced the traditional counties (“amter”) with five larger regions. Region Zealand consists of the former counties of Roskilde, Storstrøm, and Vestsjælland.

The name of the region can be somewhat misleading as it does not cover the entire island of Sjælland (Zealand); the northeastern part of the island including Copenhagen, Hillerød and Helsingør belonging to Region Hovedstaden. Region Zealand also includes the islands of Lolland, Falster, Møn and several smaller islands (all visible towards the image center).

Snow Over Mainland Denmark and Islands – February 6th, 2010

56.2N 9.7E

February 6th, 2010 Category: Image of the day

Denmark - January 25th, 2010

Denmark - January 25th, 2010



Denmark and its islands, as well as parts of northern Germany (below) and southern Sweden (upper right corner), appear dusted with snow in this image taken during the northern hemisphere winter.

Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe and the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.

Denmark shares a border of 68 kilometres with Germany to the south and is otherwise surrounded by 7,314 kilometres of coastline. It occupies 43,094 square kilometres. Denmark borders both the Baltic and the North Sea.

The country consists of a large peninsula, Jutland (upper left) and many islands, most notably Zealand (offshore of Sweden), Funen (center, offshore of Jutland), Vendsyssel-Thy, Lolland (below Zealand, closer to Germany), Falster (between Lolland and Zealand) and Bornholm, as well as hundreds of minor islands often referred to as the Danish Archipelago. All of these islands are best observed in the close-up.