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Kattegat

Kattegat

Characteristics

Description

The Kattegat  or Kattegatt  is the sea area bounded by the Jutland peninsula and the Straits islands of Denmark .

The main islands of the Kattegat are Samsø, Læsø and Anholt, where the latter two, due to their dry summer climate, are referred to as the Danish desert belt.


The central islands, banks, and shoals divide the Kattegat into two main channels. The E channel, which is most commonly used, is deeper than the W channel and is less encumbered with dangers.

25/07/2011
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Localisation

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Sites around Kattegat
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Anholt - DK

Anholt LighthouseThe first lighthouse in Denmark was etablished in Skagen and Anholt in 1561. For many years there was a tilt beacon on Anholt eastern end, but in 1788 this was replaced by the brick lighthouse which stands there today was built under the leadership of Poul Løvenørn. ...
30 Sep 10

Nidingen

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20 Apr 09

Fornæs - DK

Fornæs LighthouseGrenaaAfter England War 1807-14 was the marking of the Danish coasts to a halt. In 1830 lighthouse inspector C.A. Leth responsible for the Danish lighthouse. And he spent 1838-1839 two new lighthouse construction, first lighthouse at Hirsholmen and then lighthouse ...
15 Dec 09

Vinga

Vinga - The gateway to Westsweden
Information, slideshows and sounds from Vinga. (In Swedish). Select bilder to view the slideshows. More on this lighthouse on www.vinga.net/vi.htm
15 Apr 09

Grenaa Havn

Small port protected by a breakwater.
4 Aug 11

Holbaek

Small port protected by a breakwater.
4 Aug 11

Frederiksvaerk

Small port protected by a breakwater.
30 Jul 11

Ejby Havn

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1 Oct 10

Ven island

The Ven island is situated between Denmark and Sweeden in the Oresund sound.
28 Sep 10

Marstrand

Small port.
29 Jul 11

Halmstad

Port protected by a breakwater.
29 Jul 11

Frederikssund Harbour

The Frederikssund Marina is situated just beside the outdoor site of the annual Frederikssund viking play and the Frederikssund Viking
Settlement with its historically correct replicas of Viking buildings.
29 Sep 10
Local Area

NE Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world's oceanic divisions; with a total area of about 106.4 million square kilometres (41.1 million square miles), it covers approximately one-fifth of the Earth's surface.
The Atlantic Ocean has irregular coasts indented by numerous ...
31 Jul 11

Skagerrak

The Skagerrak is a strait running between Norway and the southwest coast of Sweden and the Jutland peninsula of Denmark, connecting the North Sea and the Kattegat sea area, which leads to the Baltic Sea.
The S side of the Skagerrak extending between Hanstholm and Skagen, about ...
25 Jul 11

North sea

The North Sea is a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean on the European continental shelf. It connects with the rest of the Atlantic through the Dover Strait and the English Channel in the south and through the Norwegian Sea in the north.
23 Dec 07

Baltic sea

The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe. It is bounded by the Scandinavian Peninsula, the mainland of Europe, and the Danish islands.
The Baltic sea is about 1600 km  long, an average of 193 km wide, and an average of 55 m  deep. The maximum depth ...
25 Jul 11

Irish sea

1 Jan 70

Manche - English Channel

The English Channel (French: La Manche, "the sleeve") is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that separates the island of Great Britain from northern France.
A number of major islands are situated in the Channel, as the Isle of Wight off the English coast and the British crown dependencies ...
3 Jun 12
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