Lolland (formerly spelled Laaland) is the fourth largest island of Denmark, with an area of 1,243 square kilometers (480 sq. miles). Located in the Baltic sea, it is part of Region Sjælland (Region Zealand). As of 1 January 2013, it has 62,578 inhabitants.
Lolland is also known as the "pancake island" because of its flatness: the highest peak of the entire island is 25 m (82 ft) high. The peak is just outside the village of Horslunde. The island has been an important communication highway, among others for the Germans during World War II. Historically, sugar beet has been grown in Lolland. Sugar is still a major industry, visible from the large number of sugar beet fields.