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    Denmark Geography - 1991

      Total area: 43,070 km2
      land area: 42,370 km2
      includes the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea and the rest of metropolitan Denmark, but excludes the Faroe Islands and Greenland

      Comparative area: slightly more than twice the size of Massachusetts

      Land boundaries: 68 km with Germany

      Coastline: 3,379 km

      Maritime claims: Contiguous zone: 4 nm
      Continental shelf: 200 m (depth) or to depth of exploitation
      Exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
      Territorial sea: 3 nm

      Disputes: Rockall continental shelf dispute involving Iceland, Ireland, and the UK (Ireland and the UK have signed a boundary agreement in the Rockall area); Denmark has challenged Norway's maritime claims between Greenland and Jan Mayen

      Climate: temperate; humid and overcast; mild, windy winters and cool summers

      Terrain: low and flat to gently rolling plains

      Natural resources: crude oil, natural gas, fish, salt, limestone

      Land use: arable land 61%; permanent crops NEGL%; meadows and pastures 6%; forest and woodland 12%; other 21%; includes irrigated 9%

      Environment: air and water pollution

      Note: controls Danish Straits linking Baltic and North Seas

      NOTE: The information regarding Denmark on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Denmark Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Denmark Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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