Denmark - Research Article from Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations

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Location, Size, and Extent

Situated in southern Scandinavia, the Kingdom of Denmark consists of Denmark proper, the Faroe Islands, and Greenland. Denmark proper, comprising the peninsula of Jutland (Jylland) and 406 islands (97 of them inhabited), has an area of 43,094 sq km (16,638 sq mi) and extends about 402 km (250 mi) N–S and 354 km (220 mi) E–W. Comparatively, the area occupied by Denmark is slightly less than twice the size of the state of Massachusetts. The Jutland Peninsula accounts for 29,767 sq km (11,493 sq mi) of the total land area, while the islands have a combined area of 13,317 sq km (5,142 sq mi). Except for the southern boundary with Germany, the country is surrounded by water—Skagerrak on the N, Kattegat, Øresund, and Baltic Sea on the E, and the North Sea on the W. Denmark's total boundary length is 7,382 km (4,587 mi), of which only 68 km (42 mi) is the...

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