Lolland


Lolland

Geobox Settlement
name = Lolland
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category = Island



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image_caption = Boats at Lolland Island, port of Nakskov 1914-1920

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country = Denmark | state=
region = Region Sjælland
district = Lolland municipality, Guldborgsund municipality
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map_caption = Lolland Island (lower center) in Denmark
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Lolland (formerly spelled "Lohland") is the fourth largest island of Denmark, with an area of some 1,243 square kilometers (480 sq. miles). Located in the Baltic sea, it is part of Region Sjælland (County of Sealand).

The highest peak of the entire isle is 25 m (82 ft) high and was an important spot for the communication highway for the Germans during World War II. The peak is just outside the village of Horslunde. Historically, sugar beets have been grown there.

The largest town of Lolland is Nakskov, with 15,500 residents. Other towns worth noting are Maribo (6,000 residents), Sakskøbing (3,500 residents), and Rødby (2,500 residents).

The governments of Denmark and Germany plan to connect Lolland with the German island Fehmarn, by a future Fehmarn Belt bridge. Route E47 from Copenhagen crosses the Guldborgsund strait between Lolland and Falster via a modern tunnel, but the motorway currently terminates at Rødbyhavn where a ferry carries vehicles to Fehmarn. Two older bridges also span the strait between Lolland and Falster, the Frederick IX Bridge and Guldborgsund bridge at the northern end of the strait.

Since January 1 2007 Lolland has been administered by two municipalities, "Lolland" covering the western two thirds, and "Guldborgsund" uniting the eastern third with the neighbouring island Falster.

ee also

* Nearby islands: Fejø, Femø, Askø, Vejrø.
* Hydrogen energy plant in Denmark

Notes

References

* Tageo.com, "VESTSJAELLAND DENMARK Geography Population" (coordinates), 2007, webpage: [http://www.tageo.com/index-e-da-v-14.htm Tageo-index] .
* Denmark Postal codes, webpage: [http://www.postnumre.dk/ Postnumre-DK] .
* Tele.dk Denmark detailed road map, webpage: [http://home6.inet.tele.dk/vlh/danmark.jpgTele-DK-Danmark] .

External links

* [http://www.lollandfalster-links.dk/main/main_map.htm Map of Lolland and Falster]


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