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Bornholm Island
Island
Coat of arms
Country Denmark
Region Region Hovedstaden
Municipality Bornholms Regionskommune
Area 588 km² (227 mi²)
Center
 - coordinates 55°08′0″N 14°55′0″E / 55.13333, 14.91667Coordinates: 55°08′0″N 14°55′0″E / 55.13333, 14.91667
Population 43,040 (2007)
Municipality since January 2003
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Bornholm Island (far right) in Denmark
Website : www.brk.dk

Bornholm (IPA: [b̥ɒnˈhɔlˀm]) (Old Norse: Burgundarholm) is a Danish island in the Baltic Sea. It also refers to Bornholm Regional Municipality, the municipality (Danish: kommune) which covers the entire island. Bornholm was one of the three last Danish municipalities not belonging to a County— the others being Copenhagen and Frederiksberg. On 1 January 2007, the municipality lost its county privileges and became part of Region Hovedstaden (i.e. the Copenhagen Capital Region). Image File history File links Bornholms_regionskommune_coa. ... Region Hovedstaden (Danish Capital Region or Copenhagen Capital Region) is a future administrative region created under the Danish Municipal Reform, which replaces the traditional counties (amter) with five larger regions. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Central European Time West Africa Time British Summer Time* Irish Summer Time* Western European Summer Time* Category: ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Eastern European Time Central Africa Time Israel Standard Time South Africa Standard Time Central European Summer Time West Africa Summer Time Category: ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Old Norse or Danish tongue is the Germanic language once spoken by the inhabitants of the Nordic countries (for instance during the Viking Age). ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... For other uses, see Baltic (disambiguation). ... A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... Denmark is divided into 13 counties (amter), and 271 municipalities (kommuner): Copenhagen County comprise the municipalities in metropolitan Copenhagen, except Copenhagen Municipality and Frederiksberg Municipality. ... For other uses, see Copenhagen (disambiguation). ... Frederiksberg is a municipality of Denmark. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Region Hovedstaden (Danish Capital Region or Copenhagen Capital Region) is a future administrative region created under the Danish Municipal Reform, which replaces the traditional counties (amter) with five larger regions. ...


The island is located to the east of (most of) Denmark, the south of Sweden, and the north of Poland. The main industries on the island include fishing, arts and crafts like glass making and pottery using locally worked clay, and dairy farming. Tourism is important during the summer. Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering. ... For other uses, see Clay (disambiguation). ... Dairy farming is a class of agricultural, or more properly, an animal husbandry enterprise, raising female cattle, goats, or other lactating animals for long-term production of milk, which may be either processed on-site or transported to a dairy factory for processing and eventual retail sale. ... Tourist redirects here. ...


The small islands Ertholmene are located 18 km (11 miles) to the northeast of Bornholm. They do not belong to either a municipality or a region but are administered by the Defence Ministry. Ertholmene, sometimes called Christiansø, is a small archipelago situated approx. ...


Strategically located in the Baltic Sea, Bornholm has been a bone of contention usually ruled by Denmark, but also by Lübeck and Sweden. The castle ruin Hammershus, on the northwestern tip of the island, is the largest fortress in northern Europe, testament to the importance of its location. For other uses, see Baltic (disambiguation). ... The title of this article contains the character ü. Where it is unavailable or not desired, the name may be represented as Luebeck. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ...

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Language

Many inhabitants speak bornholmsk, a dialect of Danish that retains three grammatical genders, like Icelandic and Norwegian, but unlike standard Danish. Its phonology includes archaisms (unstressed [a] and internal {{[d̥, g̊]}}, where other dialects have [ə] and [ð̞, ʊ / ɪ]) and innovations ([tɕ, dʝ] for [kʰ, g̊] before and after front-tongue vowels), which renders the dialect difficult to understand for most other Danes. This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... In linguistics, grammatical genders, also called noun classes, are classes of nouns reflected in the behavior of associated words; every noun must belong to one of the classes and there should be very few which belong to several classes at once. ...


Due to the low prestige of the dialect, the younger generation tends to speak standard Copenhagen Danish. Its low status may have to do with the much-reviled politician Mogens Glistrup, who speaks a characteristic bornholmsk.[citation needed] Mogens Glistrup (May 28, 1926 -) was born on the Baltic island of Bornholm as the son of a highschool teacher. ...


Municipality

Unofficial flag of Bornholm.
Unofficial flag of Bornholm.

Bornholm Regional Municipality is the local authority (Danish, kommune) covering the entire island. It comprises the five former municipalities on the island (Allinge-Gudhjem, Hasle, Nexø, Rønne and Aakirkeby) and the former Bornholm County. The seat of the municipal council is the island's main town, Rønne. The first regional mayor is Bjarne Kristiansen. Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark_Bornholm. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark_Bornholm. ... Flag of Bornholm This is a proposal for a flag of Bornholm in Denmark. ... A commune is an administrative subdivision of various European and African countries, including Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Senegal, and the Scandinavian countries. ... Allinge-Gudhjem is a municipality in Denmark, on the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. ... Hasle is a town and former municipality in Denmark, on the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. ... Nexø. Town and former municipality in Denmark, on the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. ... Rønne. ... Aakirkeby is a municipality in Denmark, on the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. ... Bornholms Amt (English: Bornholm County) is a former county (Danish, amt) in easternmost Denmark. ...


Ferry services connect Rønne to Świnoujście (Poland), Sassnitz (Germany), Køge (near Copenhagen, Denmark) and catamaran to Ystad (Sweden).Simrishamn (Sweden) has a ferry connection during the summer. There are also regular catamaran services between Nexø and the Polish ports of Kolobrzeg, Leba and Ustka. There are direct train connections Ystad-Copenhagen, coordinated with the catamaran. There are also air connections from the Bornholm Airport to Copenhagen and other places. The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, circa 1945. ... Coordinates: , Country Poland Voivodeship West Pomeranian Powiat City County Gmina ÅšwinoujÅ›cie Estabilished 12th century City Rights 1765 Government  - Mayor Janusz Å»murkiewicz Area  - City 197 km²  (76. ... Sassnitz is a town on the Jasmund peninsula, Rügen Island, in the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. ... Køge in Winter Køge is a municipality in east Denmark, in the county of Roskilde on the peninsula of Zealand. ... It has been suggested that Catamaran History be merged into this article or section. ... Ystad is a municipality and city in Scania in southernmost Sweden. ... Simrishamn is a municipality and city in Scania in southernmost Sweden. ... It has been suggested that Catamaran History be merged into this article or section. ... Nexø. Town and former municipality in Denmark, on the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. ... Kołobrzeg (pronounce: [kɔwɔbʒεg], German Kolberg) is a city in Middle Pomerania in north-western Poland with some 50,000 inhabitants (2000). ... Łeba is the name of the river in Middle Pomerania, Poland, that goes to Łebsko lake and later on to Baltic sea. ... Ustka (-Polish; Kashubian/Pomeranian: Ùstka; German: Stolpmünde), is a town in Middle Pomerania region, northwestern Poland with 17,100 inhabitants (2001). ... Bornholm Airport (Danish: ) (IATA: RNN, ICAO: EKRN) is a Danish airport located 2. ...


Bornholm Regional Municipality was not merged with other municipalities on January 1, 2007 as the result of the nationwide Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), which is quite understandable, since the island, as can be seen on maps, is quite far from the rest of Denmark. is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Denmark is divided into 13 counties (amter), and 271 municipalities (kommuner). ...


History

Hammershus Ruin.
Hammershus Ruin.

In Old Norse the island was known as Borgundarholm, and in ancient Danish especially the island's name was Borghand or Borghund; these names were related to Old Norse borg "height" and bjarg/berg "mountain, rock", as it is an island that rises high from the sea.[1] Other names known for the island include Burgendaland (9th century), Hulmo / Holmus (Adam of Bremen), Burgundehulm (1145), and Borghandæholm (14th century).[2] Alfred the Great uses the form Burgenda land.[3] Some scholars[4] believe that the Burgundians are named after Bornholm; the Burgundians were a Germanic tribe which moved west when the western Roman Empire collapsed, and occupied and named Burgundy in France. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 776 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (892 × 689 pixels, file size: 202 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Ruine der Burg Hammershus auf Bornholm Quellenangabe und Beleg an [email protected] ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 776 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (892 × 689 pixels, file size: 202 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Ruine der Burg Hammershus auf Bornholm Quellenangabe und Beleg an [email protected] ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Adam of Bremen (also: Adam Bremensis) was one of the most important German medieval chroniclers. ... For the 10th century Bishop of Sherborne, see Alfred (bishop). ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... The term Germanic tribes applies to the ancient Germanic peoples of Europe. ... For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... Coat of arms of the second Duchy of Burgundy and later of the French province of Burgundy Burgundy (French: ; German: ) is a historic region of France, inhabited in turn by Celts (Gauls), Romans (Gallo-Romans), and various Germanic peoples, most importantly the Burgundians and the Franks; the former gave their...

Landsat satellite photo
Landsat satellite photo
Wind mill in Gudhjem, Bornholm
Wind mill in Gudhjem, Bornholm

Bornholm formed part of the historical Lands of Denmark when the nation united out of a series of petty chiefdoms. It was originally administratively part of the province of Scania and was administered by the Scanian Law after this was codified in the 13th century. Control over the island evolved into a long-raging dispute between the See of Lund and the Danish crown culminating in several battles. The first fortress on the island was Gamleborg which was replaced by Lilleborg, built by the king in 1150. In 1149, the king accepted the transfer of three of the island's four herreder to the archbishop. In 1250, the archbishop constructed his own fortress, Hammershus. A campaign launched from it in 1259 conquered the remaining part of the island including Lilleborg. The island's status remained a matter of dispute for an additional 200 years. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 524 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,242 × 1,422 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 524 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,242 × 1,422 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 448 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,712 × 2,288 pixels, file size: 728 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 448 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,712 × 2,288 pixels, file size: 728 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Denmark was historically divided into three lands: Skåneland or Terra Scania Zealand and the islands Jutland See also: Lands of Sweden Categories: Stub | Historical regions ... Scania (SkÃ¥ne in Swedish  ) is a geographical region of Sweden on the southernmost tip of the Scandinavian peninsula, a historical province (landskap)[1] of the Kingdom of Sweden, since 1997 a county (Län) of Sweden, before 1658 part of the Kingdom of Denmark. ... The oldest known vernacular manuscript (B74) of the Scanian Law and the Scanian Ecclesiastical Law, dated to c. ... The Diocese of Lund is the southernmost diocese in the Church of Sweden. ... This is a list of Danish monarchs, that is, the Kings and ruling Queen of Denmark, including Regents of the Kalmar Union. ... A hundred is a geographic division used in England, Denmark, South Australia and some parts of the USA, Germany, Sweden (and todays Finland) and Norway, which historically was used to divide a larger region into smaller administrative units. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ...


Bornholm was pawned to Lübeck for 50 years starting 1525. Its first militia, Bornholms Milits was formed in 1624. The title of this article contains the character ü. Where it is unavailable or not desired, the name may be represented as Luebeck. ...


Swedish forces conquered the island in 1645, but returned the island to Denmark in the following peace settlement. After the war in 1658, Denmark ceded the island to Sweden along with the rest of the Scanian provinces and Trøndelag and it was occupied by Swedish forces. Trøndelag is the name of a geographical region in the middle of Norway, consisting of the two counties Nord-Trøndelag and Sør-Trøndelag. ...


A revolt broke out the same year, culminating in Villum Clausen's shooting of the Swedish commander Johan Printzensköld on December 8, 1658.[1] Following the revolt, a deputation of islanders presented the island as a gift to King Frederick III on the condition that the island would never be ceded again. This status was confirmed in the following peace settlement (1660). is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events January 13 - Edward Sexby, who had plotted against Oliver Cromwell, dies in Tower of London February 6 - Swedish troops of Charles X Gustav of Sweden cross The Great Belt (Storebælt) in Denmark over frozen sea May 1 - Publication of Hydriotaphia, Urn Burial and The Garden of Cyrus by... King Frederick III Frederick III (March 28, 1609 – February 19, 1670) was King of Denmark and Norway from 1648 until his death. ...


A immigration of Swedes, notably from Småland and Skåne, occurred during the 19th century, seeking work and better conditions. Most of these people did not remain on the island. is a historical province (landskap) in southern Sweden. ... The Flag of SkÃ¥ne (also known as Scania in English) is the southernmost historical province (landskap) and County (Län) of Sweden. ...


Bornholm, as a part of Denmark, was captured by Germany relatively early in the Second World War, and served as a lookout post and listening station during the war, as it was a part of the eastern front. The island's perfect central position in the Baltic Sea meant that it was an important "natural fortress" between Germany and Sweden, effectively keeping submarines and destroyers away from Nazi occupied waters. Several concrete coastal installations were built during the war, and several coastal batteries had tremendous range. However, none of them were ever used and only a single test shot was fired during the occupation. These remnants of Nazi rule have since then fallen into disrepair and are mostly regarded today as historical curiosities. Many tourists visit the ruins each year, however, providing supplemental income to the tourist industry. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Eastern Front may refer to one of the following. ... For other uses, see Baltic (disambiguation). ...

Rønne, Bornholm.
Rønne, Bornholm.

On 22 August 1943 a rocket (numbered V83, probably launched from a Heinkel He 111) crashed on Bornholm as part of a test - the warhead was a dummy made of concrete. This was photographed or sketched by the Danish Naval Officer-in-Charge on Bornholm, Lieutenant Commander Hasager Christiansen. This was the first sign British Intelligence saw of Germany's aspirations to develop flying bombs and rockets - which were to become known as V1 and V2. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,024 × 768 pixels, file size: 237 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,024 × 768 pixels, file size: 237 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Rønne. ... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Heinkel He 111 was the primary Luftwaffe medium bomber during the early stages of World War II, and is perhaps the most famous symbol of the German side of the Battle of Britain. ... The V-1 (German: Vergeltungswaffe 1) was the first guided missile used in war and the forerunner of todays cruise missile. ... German test launch. ...


Bornholm was heavily bombarded by Soviet forces in May 1945. Gerhard von Kamptz, the German superior officer in charge of the island garrison refused to surrender to Soviets, as his orders were to surrender to the Allied Forces. The Germans sent several telegrams to Copenhagen requesting that at least one British soldier should be transferred to Bornholm, so that the Germans could surrender to the western allied forces instead of the Russians. When von Kamptz failed to provide a written capitulation as demanded by the Soviet commanders, several Soviet aircraft relentlessly bombed and destroyed more than 800 civilian houses in Rønne and Nexø and seriously damaged roughly 3000 more during 7-8 May 1945. On May 9 Soviet troops landed on the island and after a short fight, the German garrison (about 12,000 strong [5]) did surrender.[6] Soviet forces left the island on April 5, 1946. This article is about the armed forces of the Soviet Union. ... For other uses, see Copenhagen (disambiguation). ... Rønne. ... Nexø. Town and former municipality in Denmark, on the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


More recently NATO radar installations have been placed on the island. This article is about the military alliance. ... For other uses, see Radar (disambiguation). ...


A Russian (Soviet) declaration after World War II stated that the placement of "foreign soldiers" (i.e., NATO forces) on Bornholm would be considered a declaration of war against Russia, and that Denmark should keep troops on it at all times to protect it from foreign aggression. This caused diplomatic problems at least twice: once when an American helicopter landed outside the city of Svaneke due to engine problems in a NATO exercise over the Baltic Sea, and once (sometime between 1999 and 2003) when the Danish government suggested shutting down Almegårdens Kaserne, the local military facility, since "the island could quickly be protected by troops from surrounding areas and has no strategic importance after the fall of the Iron Curtain". For other uses, see Helicopter (disambiguation). ... Warsaw Pact countries to the east of the Iron Curtain are shaded red; NATO members to the west of it — blue. ...


Historical architecture

Ruins of Hammershus, a Medieval fortress.
Ruins of Hammershus, a Medieval fortress.

The island is home to 15 medieval churches, four of which are round and display unique artwork and architecture. Image File history File links Hammershus_castle. ... Image File history File links Hammershus_castle. ...


The island also hosts some notable examples of 19th and early 20th century architecture, amongst others, about 300 wooden houses in Rønne and Nexø, donated by Sweden after the World War II, when the island was repairing war damages. This article describes the wood that comprises trees and boards. ... Rønne. ... Nexø. Town and former municipality in Denmark, on the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Famous people

The Danish painter Oluf Høst was born in Svaneke in 1884. Coat of arms Svaneke is a small town in Denmark. ...


The Danish writer and painter Gustaf Munch-Petersen moved to Bornholm in 1935 and married Lise Hjort while living on the island. Gustaf Munch-Petersen (February 18, 1912 – ?April 2, 1938) was a Danish writer and painter. ...


At age 8, socialist writer Martin Andersen Nexø moved to the island, and took his last name after the city of Nexø on its east coast. Martin Andersen Nexø, 1908 Martin Andersen Nexø (June 26, 1869 - June 1, 1954) was a Danish writer. ... Nexø. Town and former municipality in Denmark, on the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. ...


M.P. Möller, a pipe-organ builder and manufacturer, was born on Bornholm and lived in a town a few miles south of Allinge. Mathias Peter Møller (more commonly known as M.P. Möller) was a prolific Danish organ builder with a production of over 11,000 instruments. ...


References in popular culture

  • In 2000, the book The Templars' Secret Island by theorists Henry Lincoln (famous for co-writing Holy Blood, Holy Grail) and Erling Haagensen described several observations about the island. Some of these involved claims of apparent geometry, such as that Haagensen in Bornholms Mysterium from 1992 had discovered that geometry related to the island's four round churches could be marked on a map to define a hexagonal geometry. Lincoln and Haagensen's Secret Island book claims that the Bornholm geometry is man-made, was created around the time of the emergence of the Knights Templar during the early Crusades in 1188-1250 AD, required measurement technology that was not known to have been used in Europe before the 17th century (but with accuracy known to Hellenistic Greece 300 BC), and that the churches' true original function may have been as medieval astronomical observatories. The conclusions in Secret Island are controversial, and have not been supported by academic historians. Critics point out that there is no record of medieval astronomical observatories in Europe, no record of the Templars ever being involved in scientific research of that nature, and in fact never any record of Templars even having a presence in Scandinavia, even in the long list of Templar accusations generated by the investigators of the Inquisition.

Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... For the video game, see Spy Fiction (video game). ... Hornet Flight is a World War II based spy thriller written by British author Ken Follett. ... Ken Follett (born June 5, 1949) is a British author of thrillers and historical novels. ... Henry Lincoln (born 1930) is the most popular pseudonym of Henry Soskin, an English writer and actor. ... Holy Blood, Holy Grail is a controversial New York Times bestselling book by authors Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln, which was published in 1982 by Dell (ISBN 055212138) in London. ... A round church is a special type of church construction; a church which have a completely circular plan. ... For other uses, see Knights Templar (disambiguation). ... This article is about the medieval crusades. ... The Hellenistic period of Greek history was the period between the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC and the annexation of the Greek peninsula and islands by Rome in 146 BC. Although the establishment of Roman rule did not break the continuity of Hellenistic society and culture, which... For other uses, see Scandinavia (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Inquisition by the Roman Catholic Church. ... Faience or faïence is the conventional name in English for fine tin-glazed earthenware on a delicate pale buff body. ... The Royal Porcelain Factory (in Danish: Den kongelige Porcelænsfabrik) was founded in 1775 under the protection of Queen Juliane Marie and has since been recognised by its factory mark, the three waved lines above each other, which symbolises Denmark’s three straits: Øresund, Store Bælt and Lille B... . ...

Other islands in the Baltic Sea

  is a county, province and municipality of Sweden and the second largest island in the Baltic Sea after Zealand. ... For the Finnish island, see Ã…land. ... “Aland” redirects here. ... Map of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania highlighting the district Rügen Rügen (Polish: Rugia) is an island located off the coast of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in the Baltic Sea. ... Landsat satellite photo of Szczecin Lagoon - Usedom is the western of the two large islands separating the waters of the Lagoon from the Baltic Sea, the eastern island is Wolin. ... Map of the Estonian archipelago (Saaremaa and Hiiumaa) Landsat satellite photo of Saaremaa Saaremaa is the largest island (2,673 km²) belonging to Estonia. ... Tahkuna peninsula is the most northern part of Hiiumaa, Estonia Hiiumaa is the second largest island (989 km²) belonging to Estonia. ... Wolin is the name shared by an island located in the Baltic Sea located just off the Polish coast, and a town located on the island. ...

See also

Bornholm disease or pleurodynia is a disease caused by the Coxsackie virus. ...

References

In-line:
  1. ^ Mallory, J.P. and D.Q. Adams. Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture. London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1997: p. 269
  2. ^ Politikens Nudansk Ordborg (1993), 15th edition, entry "Bornholm" (Danish)
  3. ^ King Alfred's Anglo-Saxon version of Orosius, London, 1859, edited by J. Bosworth
  4. ^ Essai sur l'histoire du peuple burgonde, de Bornholm (Burgundarholm) vers la Bourgogne et les Bourguignons, 1965, by Rene Guichard, published by A. et J. Picard et Cie.
  5. ^ Soviet Information Bureau report, May 11, 1945. Retrieved on 2007-09-17.
  6. ^ Bornholm during WW2. Retrieved on 2007-09-06.
General:
  1. The Island of Bornholm, a chapter in Selected Prose by Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, 1969, Northwestern University Press.
  2. The Battle of Bornholm in The hidden folk: stories of fairies, dwarves, selkies, and other secret beings, by Lise Lunge-Larsen, 2004, Houghton Mifflin.
  3. The Templars' Secret Island: The Knights, the Priest, and the Treasure, 1992, by Erling Haagensen and Henry Lincoln
  4. Behind the Da Vinci Code, 2006 documentary by The History Channel
  5. Bornholm i krig 1940-1946 (Bornholm in War), Bornholm museum, 2001, ISBN 8788179494. Book of photos from WW2.
  6. Bernt Jensen: Soviet Remote Control: the Island of Bornholm as a Relay Station in Soviet-Danish Relations, 1945-71, in Mechanisms of Power in the Soviet Union, Macmillan Press, 2000, ISBN 0-312-23089-3.

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