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Islands by East and West Coasts of Denmark

55.5N 9.2E

October 18th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Denmark - October 13th, 2011

This wide-swath ASAR image focuses on the Jutland Peninsula, shared by Denmark (above) and Germany (below). The islands along the lower half of the peninsula’s western coast and extending southwestward along the coast of Germany by the base of the peninsula are the Frisian Islands. The archipelago shields the mudflat region of the Wadden Sea (large parts of which fall dry during low tide) from the North Sea.

Visible off the eastern coast of the peninsula, between Denmark and Sweden, are several large Danish islands. The two largest are Funen (Fyn, in Danish) and Zealand (Sjælland, in Danish). These islands lie between the Kattegat (above) and the Baltic Sea (right).

Copenhagen on Eastern Shore of Zealand, Denmark – July 11th, 2011

55.6N 12.5E

July 11th, 2011 Category: Image of the day

Denmark - July 7th, 2011

Several Danish islands can be observed in this ASAR image. Visible on the large island of Zealand (Sjælland), near the center of the image, is the city of Copenhagen.

Appearing here as a white area, it is the capital and largest city of Denmark. It is located on the eastern shore of Zealand, partly on the island of Amager and on a number of natural and artificial islets between the two.

Copenhagen faces the Øresund to the east, the strait of water that separates Denmark from Sweden, and which connects the North Sea with the Baltic Sea. The Swedish towns of Malmö and Landskrona lie on the Swedish side of the sound directly across from Copenhagen.

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.

The Jutland Peninsula, Denmark and Germany – September 26th, 2009

55.4N 11.7E

September 26th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Denmark - September 1st, 2009

Denmark - September 1st, 2009

Danish coast

Danish coast

Germany/Poland

Germany/Poland

Mainland Denmark and its islands occupy most of this mostly cloud-free image of northern Europe, with parts of northern Germany (below), northwestern Poland (lower right) and southern Sweden (top right) also visible.

The first close-up focuses on the Szczecin Lagoon in the Oder Estuary, on the border between Germany and Poland. It is separated from the Pomeranian Bay of the Baltic Sea by the islands of Usedom and Wolin.

Returning westward, Denmark consists of the peninsula of Jutland and 443 named islands, with the largest being Zealand (Sjælland) and Funen (Fyn). The total coastline, including that of all the islands, is 7,314 kilometres (4,544 mi) long.

The second close-up focuses on the coast of the Jutland Peninsula, including the east and west coasts and the Danish and German territory. The Elbe River can be seen near the base of the peninsula, spilling greyish-brown sediments past the German city of Hamburg into the North Sea.

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