Zealand

Zealand ( Danish : Sjælland , pronounced [ɕɛˌlanˀ] ), at 7.031 km 2 , is the Largest (except Greenland) and MOST populated island in Denmark with a population of 2,287,740 (39.8% of Denmark’s total as of January 2017). [1]

It is the 13th-largest island in Europe by area and the 4th most populous . It is connected to Funen by the Great Belt Fixed Link , to Lolland , Falster (and Germany from 2028) by the Storstrøm Bridge and the Farø Bridges . Zealand is also linked to Amager by several bridges. Zealand is linked to other countries through a series of bridges and tunnels, to southern Sweden .

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Lolland

Lolland ( Danish pronunciation: [lʌˌlanˀ] ; formerly spelled Laaland , literally “low land”) is the fourth Largest island of Denmark , with an area of 1.243 km 2 (480 sq mi). Located in the Baltic sea , it is part of Region Sjælland (Region Zealand). As of 1 January 2013, it has 62,578 inhabitants. [1]

Overview

Lolland is also known as “pancake island” because of its flatness: the highest point of the island is 25 m (82 ft) above sea level, just outside the village of Horslunde . The island has been an important communication highway, among others for Nazi Germany during World War II . Historically, sugar beet grew in Lolland. Sugar is still a major industry, visible from the large number of sugar beet fields.

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Funen

Funen ( Danish : Fyn , pronounced [fyːˀn] ), with an area of ​​3,099.7 square kilometers (1,196.8 sq mi), is the third-largest island of Denmark , after Zealand and Vendsyssel-Thy . It is the 165th -largest island in the world. It is in the central part of the country and has a population of 466,284 (2013). [1] The main city is Odense which is connected to the sea by a seldom-used channel . The city’s shipyard, Odense Steel Shipyard , has been relocated outside Odense proper.

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Falster

Falster is an island in south-eastern Denmark with an area of ​​486.2 km 2 (187.7 sq mi) [1] and 43,398 inhabitants as of January 1, 2010. [2] Located in the Baltic sea , it is part of Region Sjælland (County of Zealand) and is managed by Guldborgsund Municipality . Falster includes Denmark’s southernmost point, Gedser Odde , near Gedser . [3]

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Bornholm

Bornholm ( Danish: [bɒːnhʌlˀm] ; Old Norse : Burgundaholmr ) is a Danish island in the Baltic Sea , to the east of the rest of Denmark , south of Sweden , northeast of Germany and north of the westernmost part of Poland . The main industries on the island include, dairy farming , and arts and crafts such as glass production and pottery using locally worked clay . Tourism is important during the summer. There is an especially large number of Denmark’sround churches on the island. The total area according to www.noegletal.dk (Municipal and Regional Key Figures) was 588.36 square kilometers (227.17 sq mi) (January 2016). Population was 39,627 (1 October 2017).

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