Landforms

By Grace Lu

Location and Place

Denmark is placed at 56° 00 N and 10° 00 E. It is in both the northern hemisphere and eastern hemisphere. It is also an island!

It is surrounded by many bodies of water; the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, the Kattegat Bay, the Kiel Bay, and the Skaggerak Strait. Past the water, it is bordered by Sweden to the west, and Germany to the south.

Denmark has no political bounderies, it is ruled by a monarchy and is isolated from the European mainland. This creates no division of the Danish people.

Contour Map

Cross Section

Description of Landforms

As said before, Denmark is pretty flat. A handful of gentle hills are strewn about, which makes the elevation slightly bumpy. The islands contain some cliffs and several beaches.

Mollehoj is the highest point of Denmark, at +170 meters. On the other hand, Lammefjord is the lowest point, at -7 meters. The average elevation of Denmark is +31 meters.

Natural Disasters

There are not many natural disasters in Denmark. Volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, earthquakes, these will not happen because Denmark is in the center of one of Earth's plates. However, floods may frequent the country. Officials have issued that precise evacuation plans and escapes can be carried out, if a flood occurred. There are stores of water and food, and some shelter. An occasional hurricane may appear.
Since 1980-2010, there were thirteen natural disasters. One was a drought, the other twelve being storms. There is a 0.39 chance for a storm to happen per year.