Where is DENMARK located on the map?
Denmark is a country in northwestern Europe, located in Scandinavia and a member of the European Union. In Danish, the country is called Danmark.
Denmark is bordered on the north by Skagerrak, a strait between the North Sea and Norway, on the east by Kattegat and Øresund, on the south by the Baltic Sea, the Strait of Fehmarn and Germany, the west by the North Sea. Denmark has two territories in the North Atlantic: the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
Administratively, the country is divided into 5 regions: North Jutland (Nordjylland), Central Jutland (Midtjylland), South Denmark (Syddanmark), Hovedstaden and Sjælland.
Where is the country of DENMARK situated?
With its agglomeration, Copenhagen, located on the island of Sjælland, is the largest city in the country. Other major cities are Århus, the port and important industrial city of Jutland, Odense, port of Funen, and Ålborg, port of northern Jutland.
Denmark itself has an area of 43,094 km². The territory consists of Jutland (70 percent of the country’s area), a peninsula stretching about 338 km from north to south, and more than 500 islands in the North Sea and Baltic Sea. The main islands are located between Jutland and Sweden. Sjælland is the largest of these, followed by Fyn, Lolland, Falster, Langeland and Møn. In the Baltic Sea, about 130 km east of Sjælland, is Bornholm Island.
The country is one of the most flat in the world. The average altitude is just over 30 m above sea level. It is the Quaternary glaciations that gave the Danish territory its special character. Almost the whole country is covered with an irregular moraine mantle, consisting of clays, sands, gravel and stones. Everywhere glacial and postglacial erosion has left its mark, the ice-stop line, which runs from the North Sea to Viborg and then heads south towards Tringlev on the border with Germany, separates the moors from West Jutland, whose original vegetation, heath, has given way to plantations of Scots pines, fir trees and various crops. The highest point of the country is located in Yding Skovhøj (173 m), in the center-east of Jutland.
Western Denmark is a flat region of sand and gravel deposited by melting glaciers; the coast is lined with dunes. The east, slightly higher, is an area of fertile plains and hills; the coast is very deeply cut by a series of fjords. Limfjorden, the most northerly fjord, crosses the peninsula from east to west for 180 km from Kattegat to the North Sea via the Thyborøn canal.