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, Denmark - 1895 - Denmark


Den/ mark (Dan. Danmark, dán'mank; Ger. Dānemark, dà'nch-mark'; Dutch, Deenemerken, dà'neh-mêR'ken; Fr. Danemark, dán mark'; It. Danemarka, dà-nā-mar'kā; Sp. Dinamarca, de-nā-man-kā; L. Da'nia), a kingdom of Europe, comprising the peninsula of Jutland and a group of islands in the Baltic, and lying between 54° 34' and 57° 44' 52" N. lat. and 8° 4' and 12° 34' E. lon., with the exception of the island of Bornholm, which lies between 14°42' and 15° 10' E. lon. It is bounded N. by the Skager Rack, E. by the Cattegat, the Sound, and the Baltic, S. by the Baltic, the Little Belt, and the German duchy of Sleswick, and W. by the North Sea. The largest island is Seeland, Sjaeland, or Zealand, on which is Copenhagen, the capital; the next in size is Funen or Fyen, divided from Jutland by only a minute channel; after which come Laaland, Bornholm, Falster, Langeland, Möen, Samsöe, Aerüe, Amager, Listic, and Anholt, here enumerated in the order of their importance. Denmark is divided into 7 provinces, 3 insular and 4 on the mainland. The insular are Seeland, Laaland and Falster, and Funen; the mainland, Aarhuus, Aalborg, Viborg, and Ribe. Area, 14,553 square miles, Pop. in 1876, 1,903,000; in 1880, 1,969,039; in 1890, 2,185,159...

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott

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