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Geography & Geology

Denmark covers an area of 43,094 km2 consisting of the peninsula Jutland and the Danish archipelago of 407 islands excluding Greenland and the Faroe Islands (in comparison Kyushu covers about 35,640 km2). 

Denmark has 7,314 km of coastline but only 68 km of landline border with Germany.

The country is mostly flat characterized by arable land and sandy coasts with little elevation and a temperate climate with mild, rainy winters and cool summers.

The highest points in Denmark are Møllehøj and Yding Skovhøj both measuring a mere 170 meters. Because of Denmark's northern location, there are large seasonal variations in daylight. Days are short during the winter where the sun rises as late as 8:45 am and sets as early as 3:45 pm. Summer on the other hand offers long days with sunrise as early as 4:30 am and sunset as late as 10 pm.

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