Zealand - Geography

Geography

Zealand is the most populous Danish island (pop. 2012 est. 2,491,090), and the second largest (2,714.7 sq mi ) after Greenland, also the 96th largest island of the world. It is separated from Funen by the Great Belt bridge and from Scania, in Sweden, by the Oresund bridge. The island is irregularly shaped, and is situated north of the islands of Lolland, Falster, and Møn.

On June 5, 2007, the regional subsidiary of national broadcaster DR reported that a hill, Kobanke, situated in the southeast near the town Rønnede in Faxe municipality, with a natural point of terrain at 122.9 m (403.21 feet), was the highest natural point on Zealand. Gyldenløveshøj, south of the city Roskilde has a height of 126 m (413.4 feet), but that is due to a man-made hill from the 17th century and its highest natural point is only 121.3 m (397.96 feet).

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