Geography, climate and environment
Denmark, with its 43,094 km2 of the world's 132 largest country and is in area slightly smaller than Estonia and slightly larger than the Netherlands.
Denmark is in Scandinavia, located in northern Europe, and Limits only to Germany to the south. The country is surrounded by garden: North Sea to the west, the Skagerrak to the north, the Kattegat and the Oresund and Östersjön the south. Between these seas are many healthy and Balter: First fjord (which is healthy) between the North Sea and Kattegat, and Lillebalt, Storebalt and Oresund between Kattegat and Östersjön and partly numerous series shallower waters between the islands. The largest part of the area constitute peninsula Jutland (23,872 km2), while the rest are distributed at 1,419 islands, of which 443 named. The three largest islands are Shawl Country, The Norrejyske O (Vendsyssel-Thy) (since 1825, nuvarende PIONEERING since 1862) and Funen.
The small country has pa due to the large number of small islands and fjords, one of Europe längste shorelines at 7.314 km. In some places, there are many small lakes. The landscape is generally flat with plains, cliffs and dunes and Lammefjordskanalerne as the lowest point on land with -7.5 m The hojest non-manmade point is Mollehoj Skanderborg with 170.86 m, nasthojest Yding Skovhoj with 170.77 m and Finally Owner Bavnehoj with 170.35 m These points are all located in the same area a few miles southwest of Skanderborg.
The landscape varies on the different parts of the country: Ostdanmark has a varied terran. These include Bornholm has a special landscape with bedrock. West Jutland landscape consists of fields, orchards and narrow meadows. Gauteng has sandy shores with great dunes and low forsumpede plains.
Denmark's climate is temperate. Winters are mild with temperatures of 0 degrees Celsius in January and February and summers are kolige with temperatures of 15.7 degrees Celsius in August. Sometimes there may be cold, continental pragede winters, called winters, and there may be hot summers. The highest temperature ever been painted in Denmark (since 1874) is 36.4 ° C, which was measured 10 August 1975 in Klosterheden at Holstebro. The lowest temperature since 1874 has been malt on Danish soil is -31.2 ° C, which was measured in Horsted in Thy 8 January 1982.
Denmark's flora has a greater diversity than is expected of like that a small country. The Danish forests consist However nasten only bogetraer which thrive better in Denmark than any other country in Europe. Traer as oak, ash and elm are sjaldne in the Danish countryside. The wildlife looks like the same as in the rest of Central Europe. Typical husholdningsdyr except goat, in Denmark. The expansion of infrastructure udsatter animal gene pool from becoming larger, which is the cause that many species are endangered or extinct in Denmark.