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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.

Islands East and West of the Jutland Peninsula, Denmark and Germany

55.2N 8.5E

May 4th, 2011 Category: Sediments

Denmark and Germany - May 2nd, 2011

There are about 406 islands in Denmark, not including the Faroe Islands or Greenland. Some 70 of them are populated but the remainder are uninhabited. The largest islands include Funen (left) and Zealand (right), visible to the east of the Jutland peninsula.

Many other islands can be observed by the Germany-Denmark border on the west side of the peninsula. These are the Frisian Islands, also known as the Wadden Sea Islands.

The islands shield the mudflat region of the Wadden Sea (large parts of which fall dry during low tide) from the North Sea. Here, muddy tan sediments can be seen between the peninsula’s coast and the islands, and pour outwards from the mouth of the Elbe River in Germany.

River Elbe by Base of Jutland Peninsula, Denmark and Germany

55.3N 9.5E

April 29th, 2011 Category: Rivers, Sediments

Denmark - April 15th, 2011

Denmark is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.

In Germany, near the base of the peninsula, one can see the River Elbe, spilling brown sediments into the North Sea. Denmark borders both the Baltic and the North Sea.

Denmark consists of a large peninsula, Jutland (Jylland) and many islands. The largest islands include Funen (left) and Zealand (right), visible to the east of the peninsula.



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.