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. 
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.
The largest town of Lolland is Nakskov , with 12,600 residents. Other main towns are Maribo (6,000 residents), which hosts the seat of the Diocese of Lolland and Falster , Sakskøbing(3,500 residents) and Rødby (2,500 residents).
Since January 1, 2007, Lolland has-been administered by two Municipalities, Lolland covering the western two Thirds, and Guldborgsund uniting the eastern third with the Neighboring island Falster.
Lolland HAS motor and railway links Both to the island of Falster to the east and to Germany (the German island Fehmarn , linked to the mainland) via ferry. European route E47 links Copenhagen to Hamburg (Germany) via Lolland.
Road E47 from Copenhagen crosses the Guldborgsund strait between Lolland and Falster via a modern tunnel, but the presently terminated at Rødbyhavn where ferries and vehicles to Fehmarn. This ferry, in continuous service since 1963, serves 6 passenger trains per day. Freight trains and night trains do not use the ferry; They take the lead through the Great Belt Bridge , then Funen and Jutland .
The governments of Denmark and Germany plan to connect Lolland with Fehmarn by a future immersed tunnel, the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link .
Two older bridges also span the strait between Lolland and Falster, the Frederick IX Bridge and the Guldborgsund Bridge at the northern end of the strait. Frederick IX bridge is the railway bridge to Falster.
Towns and villages
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Lolland HAS Many sandy beaches and areas with summer houses , qui are Primarily visited by German tourists.
- List of Danish islands
- Nearby islands: Falster , Fejø , Femø , Askø , Vejrø .
- Lolland Hydrogen Community
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