Sydhavsøerne

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Danish South Sea Islands
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The southern Farø Bridge between Farø and Falster, an important gateway to the area
Geography
Location Baltic Sea
Coordinates 54°48′N 11°44′E / 54.800°N 11.733°E / 54.800; 11.733Coordinates: 54°48′N 11°44′E / 54.800°N 11.733°E / 54.800; 11.733
Total islands +30
Major islands Lolland, Falster, Møn
Country
Region Region Zealand
Municipalities Guldborgsund Municipality
Lolland Municipality
Vordingborg Municipality
Næstved Municipality
Demographics
Ethnic groups Danes

Sydhavsøerne (lit. "The South Sea Islands"), sometimes also referred to simply as Lolland-Falster from the two largest islands, is an informal but common term used in Danish to refer to the archipelago just south of Zealand, Denmark's largest island where its capital Copenhagen is located.[1] Part of the Baltic Sea, the term covers Lolland, Falster and Møn as well as the numerous smaller islands of the surrounding straits, fjords and waters.

The name is a parody on the similar Danish name for the South Pacific Islands of Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia.

The name is used by Radio Sydhavsøerne, the local radio station covering the area.[2]

The area[edit]

The islands are characterised by a mild climate, making them particularly well suited for fruit growing. This is celebrated every year during Sydhavsøerne's Fruit Festival.[3]

Islands of the area[edit]

Apart from the three main islands Lolland, Falster and Møn, the archipelago includes:

In Smålandsfarvandet north of Lolland:

In Guldborgsund between Lolland and Falster:

In Storstrømmen between Zealand and Falster:

In Ulvsund between Zealand and Møn:

In Nakskov Fjord:[4]

Other islands:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sydhavsøer klar til smv-venlig udbudspolitik". erhvervsbladet. Retrieved 2010-06-30. 
  2. ^ "Radio Sydhavsøerne". Radio Sydhavsøerne. Retrieved 2010-06-30. 
  3. ^ "SYDHAVSØERNES FRUGTFESTIVAL". SYDHAVSØERNES FRUGTFESTIVAL. Retrieved 2010-06-30. 
  4. ^ "Nakskov Fjord". Skov- og Naturstyrelsen. Retrieved 2010-06-30. 

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