Denmark from the International Space Station •

Denmark from the International Space Station

Today’s Image of the Day comes courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at Denmark, as seen by an astronaut onboard the International Space Station.

As shown in the image, Denmark sits nestled between the North Sea to the west and the Baltic Sea to the east.

The Nordic country’s Jutland Peninsula borders Germany to the south, and its Danish Archipelago stretches east, consisting of a collection of smaller islands.

Several of these islands are connected by some of the longest bridges in the world, including the Storstrom, the Great Belt, and the Oresund, which links to Sweden.Denmark (DanishDanmarkpronounced [ˈtænmɑk] ), officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. Denmark proper, which is the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands, with the largest being ZealandFunen and the North Jutlandic Island. The islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. Denmark lies southwest of Sweden and south of Norway,and is bordered to the south by Germany. The Kingdom of Denmark is constitutionally a unitary state comprising Denmark proper and the two autonomous territories in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark has a total area of 42,943 km2 (16,580 sq mi) as of 2020,and the total area including Greenland and the Faroe Islands is 2,210,579 km2 (853,509 sq mi). Denmark proper has a population of 5.83 million (as of 2020)

By Rory Arnold,

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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