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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.

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



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.

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.

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