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Map showing location of Zealand within Denmark.
Map showing location of Zealand within Denmark.

Zealand (Danish: Sjælland; [ˈʂɛˌlænˀ]) is the largest island of Denmark. It is separated from Funen by the Great Belt and from Scania in Sweden by the Oresund. Zealand, Denmark Created from other Wikipedia maps of Denmark File links The following pages link to this file: Zealand Categories: GFDL images ... Zealand, Denmark Created from other Wikipedia maps of Denmark File links The following pages link to this file: Zealand Categories: GFDL images ... Funen (Danish: Fyn) is the third largest island of Denmark, it has a population of 445,000 people. ... The straits of Denmark. ... The Flag of SkÃ¥ne (also known as Scania in English) is the southernmost historical province (landskap) and County (Län) of Sweden. ... Denmark (red) / south Sweden (yellow), connected with the Oresund Bridge. ...


Zealand is connected to Funen by the Great Belt Bridge and to Sweden by the Oresund Bridge. The Great Belt Bridge The Great Belt Bridge (Danish: Storebæltsbroen) is a suspension bridge that is part of the fixed link across the Great Belt in Denmark. ... Satellite image of the Oresund Bridge. ...


The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, is partly located on the eastern shore of Zealand and partly on Amager. Other cities on the island are Roskilde and Elsinore. Copenhagen (IPA: , rhyming with pagan (the way the Danes themselves pronounce the name of the capital in English), or , with a as in spa; Danish   IPA: ) is the capital of Denmark and the countrys largest city (metropolitan population 1,211,542 (2006)). It is also the name of the... Amager is a Danish island in the Øresund. ... Location West face of the Roskilde Cathedral in Roskilde, Denmark. ... Kronborg Castle Helsingør , also known by its English anglo name Elsinore, is a city in Helsingør municipality on the northeast coast of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. ...


In Norse mythology, the island was created by the goddess Gefjun when she tricked Gylfi, the Swedish king of Gylfaginning. She removed a piece of land and transported it to Denmark, and it became the island of Zealand. The vacant area was filled with water becoming Lake Mälaren. Norse or Scandinavian mythology comprises the pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian people, including those who settled on Iceland, where the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled. ... Gefjun (giver; also Gefjon, Gefyon, Gefn) was, in Norse mythology, a seeress and goddess, a member of both the Vanir and the Æsir. ... Gylfi greets Odin Gylfi, Gylfe, Gylvi, or Gylve was the earliest king of Sweden present in Norse mythology. ... External links Original text English text Categories: Mythology stubs | Medieval literature | Sagas of Iceland | Norse mythology | Nordic folklore ... Location map Mälaren details, with Stockholm urban area pink in the east. ...


Etymology

The name originates from the huge seal populations on the shores of Zealand, making the original name Seal-land (Danish: Sjæl-land, Danish for "seal": sæl). subfamilies Otariidae Phocidae Odobenidae Pinnipeds are large marine mammals belonging to the Pinnipedia, a family (sometimes a suborder or superfamily, depending on the classification scheme) of the order Carnivora. ...


New Zealand was not named after this island but rather after the Dutch province of Zeeland [1]. Capital Middelburg Queens Commissioner drs. ...


Cities, towns, and villages

Aalsgaarde (pop. ... Copenhagen (IPA: , rhyming with pagan (the way the Danes themselves pronounce the name of the capital in English), or , with a as in spa; Danish   IPA: ) is the capital of Denmark and the countrys largest city (metropolitan population 1,211,542 (2006)). It is also the name of the... Kronborg Castle Helsingør , also known by its English anglo name Elsinore, is a city in Helsingør municipality on the northeast coast of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. ... Frederiksberg is a municipality of Denmark. ... Asserbo Castle ruins (2004). ... Helsinge is a municipality in eastern Denmark, on the island of Zealand. ... Frederiksborg Palace in Hillerød, Denmark Hillerød is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Frederiksborg County in the north part of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. ... Holbæk is a city in Holbæk municipality in the north-east of West Zealand County, Denmark. ... Hundested is a municipality in eastern Denmark, on the island of Zealand. ... Kalundborg is a city in Kalundborg municipality in Denmark and the site of its municipal council . ... Kokkedal is a small town located on the coastline of northern Zealand, Denmark, between the two towns, NivÃ¥ and Hørsholm. ... Kongens Lyngby (shortform Kgs. ... Køge in Winter Køge is a municipality in east Denmark, in the county of Roskilde on the peninsula of Zealand. ... Gavnø Castle on Gavnø island, Denmark. ... Præstø is a municipality in south Denmark, in the county of Storstrøm. ... Saint Bendts Church () in Ringsted, Denmark. ... Location West face of the Roskilde Cathedral in Roskilde, Denmark. ... Slagelse (population 37,021) is a city in Denmark, situated in the island of Zealand, 100 km south-west of Copenhagen. ... Slangerup is a municipality in eastern Denmark, on the island of Zealand. ... Sorø is a city in east Denmark, located in Sorø municipality on the island of Zealand. ... Tisvilde is located in on the north coast of the island Zealand (Sjælland) in Denmark 60km north of Copenhagen. ... Vallensbæk is a municipality in eastern Denmark, in the county of Copenhagen on the island of Zealand. ... The Goose Tower (GÃ¥setÃ¥rnet) spire in Vordingborg, Denmark. ...

See also

Coordinates: 55°30′N 11°45′E For other meanings, see Sealand (disambiguation). ... Capital Middelburg Queens Commissioner drs. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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