FACTOID # 5: Minnesota and Connecticut are both in the top 5 in saving money and total tax burden per capita.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
RELATED ARTICLES
People who viewed "Kattegat" also viewed:
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Kattegat
The Baltic Sea
The Baltic Sea

The Kattegat (Danish), or Kattegatt (Swedish), is a bay of the North Sea and a continuation of the Skagerrak, bounded by Denmark and Sweden. The Baltic Sea drains into the Kattegat through the Oresund and the Danish Straits. Map of the Baltic Sea (translated from the Ostsee. ... Map of the Baltic Sea (translated from the Ostsee. ... The bay at San Sebastián, Spain A headland is an area of land adjacent to water on three sides. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... The Skagerrak strait runs between Norway and the southwest coast of Sweden and the Jutland peninsula of Denmark, connecting the North Sea and the Kattegat strait, which leads to the Baltic Sea. ... The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe, from 53 deg. ... Denmark (red) / south Sweden (yellow), connected with the Oresund Bridge. ... The Danish straits are the three channels connecting the North Sea through the Kattegat and Skagerrak to the Baltic sea. ...


Geography

Waterways that drain into the Kattegat are the rivers of Göta älv at Gothenburg, together with Lagan, Nissan, Ätran and Viskan from the province of Halland on the Swedish side, and the river of Gudenå from Jutland, in Denmark. Waterfalls in Trollhättan/Göta älv Göta älv is a river that drains lake Vänern into Kattegat, and the North Sea, at the city of Gothenburg on the western coast of Sweden. ... Gothenburg (Swedish: â–¶ (help· info)) ) is a city and municipality on the west-coast of Sweden, in the County of Västra Götaland. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Nissan is the name of a 240 km long stream in southwest Sweden. ... Ätran position Ätran is a Swedish river. ... Viskan is a river in the south west of Sweden. ... Halland is the name of a geographical region in Sweden which can refer to: Hallandia, or Halland - a historical Province of Sweden Halland County, or Hallands län - a current County of Sweden This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... Gudenåen is Denmarks longest river, 160 km long. ... Jutland Peninsula Jutland (Danish: Jylland; German: Jütland) is a peninsula in northern Europe that forms the mainland part of Denmark and a northern part of Germany, dividing the North Sea from the Baltic Sea. ...


The main islands of the Kattegat are Samsø, Læsø and Anholt, where the latter two, due to their dry summer climate, are referred to as the Danish desert belt. Samsø is an island in the North Sea bay of Kattegat 15 kilometers off the Jutland Peninsula. ... Læsø is the largest island in the North Sea bay of Kattegat and a municipality in northern Denmark in the county of North Jutland, 19 kilometers off the Jutland Peninsula. ... For the village in Drenthe, Netherlands, see Anholt (Drenthe) Anholt port Anholt desert Anholt is a Danish island in the Kattegat. ... A dune in the Egyptian desert In geography, a desert is a landscape form or region that receives little precipitation - less than 250 mm per year. ...


Name

The name Kattegat derives from the Dutch and Middle Low German words Kat (cat) and Gat (hole). It refers to the medieval navigation, where captains spoke of this area to be as narrow as a cat's hole, since there are several flats in the sea, which made navigation difficult. The Middle Low German language is an ancestor of the modern Low German language, and was spoken from about 1100 to 1500. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ...


The second segment of the name is of greater antiquity, appearing, for example, as Codanus in Pliny's Natural History (4.13.96). It is described as a sinus (bay) between Scandinavia and Jutland. Julius Pokorny (Page 423) repeats the hole derivation, listing the Indo-European root, *ghedh-, "to defecate, hole". There are two famous persons named Pliny: Pliny the Elder, a Roman nobleman, scientist and historian who died in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD The great-nephew of the former, Pliny the Younger, a statesman, orator, and writer who lived between 62 AD and 113 AD. This... The neutrality and factual accuracy of this article are disputed. ... Jutland Peninsula Jutland (Danish: Jylland; German: Jütland) is a peninsula in northern Europe that forms the mainland part of Denmark and a northern part of Germany, dividing the North Sea from the Baltic Sea. ... Julius Pokorny (1887–1970) was born in Prague and studied at Vienna university. ... Proto-Indo-European Indo-European studies Indo-European is originally a linguistic term, referring to the Indo-European language family. ...


In keeping with sailors' well-known use of the language of bodily functions, one might paraphrase the concept by stating that, to seafaring men who must use it, the Kattegat has always been the anus of the Baltic. "Cat's hole" does not mean a cat's den. More formal but less accurate (in this respect) reference works sometimes substitute other parts of the cat's anatomy, leading to some confusion. Baltic can refer to: The Baltic Sea Council of the Baltic Sea States - an intergovernmental organization Baltic sea countries - countries with access to the Baltic Sea The Baltic region (Balticum) Baltic States - the independent countries of Estonia Latvia Lithuania Baltic Republics - term refers to the three Baltic states under the...


See also: Scandinavia The neutrality and factual accuracy of this article are disputed. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Kattegat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (316 words)
The Kattegat (Danish), or Kattegatt (Swedish), is a bay of the North Sea and a continuation of the Skagerrak, bounded by Denmark and Sweden.
Waterways that drain into the Kattegat are the rivers of Göta älv at Gothenburg, together with Lagan, Nissan, Ätran and Viskan from the province of Halland on the Swedish side, and the river of Gudenå from Jutland, in Denmark.
The main islands of the Kattegat are Samsø, Læsø and Anholt, where the latter two, due to their dry summer climate, are referred to as the Danish desert belt.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m