Mols

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This article is about the peninsula in Denmark. For the Mols settlement near Quarten, Switzerland, see Mols, Switzerland. For the Dutch footballer, see Michael Mols. For Mutually Orthogonal Latin Squares, see Graeco-Latin square.
Coordinates: 56°11′N 10°31′E / 56.183°N 10.517°E / 56.183; 10.517
Mols
Region, Denmark
Landscape seen from Ellemandsbjerg.jpg
Bay of Aarhus, seen from Mols.
Country Denmark
Region Central Denmark (Midtjylland)
Municipality Syddjurs
Coordinates 56°11′N 10°31′E / 56.183°N 10.517°E / 56.183; 10.517
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 8400
Location of Mols in Denmark
Mols Herred.

Mols is a small Danish gathering of hilly peninsulas on the southern part of another peninsula (Djursland), located on the east coast of Jutland. Two peninsulas, Skødshoved to the west, and Helgenæs to the south, are part of Mols. Tourism is important, and there are many summer rentals. Twenty-two sandy beaches in the general area of Djursland contribute to this, as well as public access to all of the coastline by law in Denmark. Denmark and Mols are not densely populated, compared with central Europe, making the area uncrowded. The summer climate is mild, and it seldom gets unpleasantly hot. The coastlines are protected from rough Atlantic tides and waves and mostly face east as part of the entrance to the Baltic Sea between Denmark and Sweden.

Mols' largest town is Ebeltoft, a town on the coast, noted for its historical town centre. Some residents of Mols or Ebeltoft[who?] will argue that Ebeltoft is not a town of Mols. The usually accepted[by whom?] compromise is that Ebeltoft is the market town of Mols, although not geographically situated in present-day Mols.[citation needed]

Hills in Mols rise to 137 metres, high by Danish standards. The highest points are Agri Bavnehøj (137 m), Trehøje (127 m) and Stabelhøjene (135 m & 133 m). In 2008 this hilly area, Mols Bjerge (bjerge translates to "mountains"), was declared one of the first Danish national parks. It has unspoiled country, farms, rolling hills that descend to the sea, and very few large resorts.[citation needed]

People of Mols, called Molboer, are the subjects of Molbohistorier – ethnic stories told by the townsfolk of Aarhus and Ebeltoft to ridicule rural people.[1] Three of the better-known stories are "The Stork in the Corn", "The Thirsty Tree", and "Black Pudding".[2]

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