Lolland

Lolland
Fuglsang 2008.jpg
Fuglsang Manor, now a major cultural centre on the island
Location map Lolland.svg
Geography
LocationBaltic Sea
Coordinates54°46′10″N 11°25′28″E / 54°46′10″N 11°25′28″E / 54.76944; 11.42444
Area1,243 km2 (480 sq mi)
Administration
RegionRegion Zealand
MunicipalityLolland Municipality, Guldborgsund Municipality
Largest settlementNakskov (pop. 12,661 (2018))
Demographics
Population62,578 (2013)
Pop. density52.9 /km2 (137 /sq mi)

Lolland (Danish pronunciation: [ˈlʌˌlanˀ]; formerly spelled Laaland, literally "low land") is the fourth largest island of Denmark, with an area of 1,243 km2 (480 sq mi). Located in the Baltic sea, it is part of Region Sjælland (Region Zealand). As of 1 January 2013, it has 62,578 inhabitants.[1]

Overview

Lolland is also known as the "pancake island" because of its flatness: the highest point of the entire island is 25 m (82 ft) above sea level, just outside the village of Horslunde. The island has been an important communication highway, among others for Nazi Germany 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.

The largest town of Lolland is Nakskov, with 12,600 residents. Other main towns are Maribo (6,000 residents), which hosts the seat of the Diocese of Lolland and Falster, Sakskøbing (3,500 residents) and Rødby (2,500 residents).

Since January 1, 2007, Lolland has been administered by two municipalities, Lolland covering the western two thirds, and Guldborgsund uniting the eastern third with the neighbouring island Falster.

Lolland has motor and railway links both to the island of Falster to the east and to Germany (the German island Fehmarn, linked to the mainland) via ferry. European route E47 links Copenhagen to Hamburg (Germany) via Lolland.

Other Languages
Ænglisc: Læland
العربية: لولاند
беларуская: Лолан
brezhoneg: Lolland
Cebuano: Lolland
čeština: Lolland
Cymraeg: Lolland
dansk: Lolland
Deutsch: Lolland
eesti: Lolland
Ελληνικά: Λόλλαντ
español: Lolandia
Esperanto: Lolland
euskara: Lolland
فارسی: لولند
français: Lolland
galego: Lolland
한국어: 롤란섬
հայերեն: Լոլլանդ
hrvatski: Lolland
Bahasa Indonesia: Lolland
Interlingue: Lolland
íslenska: Láland
italiano: Lolland
ქართული: ლოლანი
Latina: Lalandia
lietuvių: Lolandas
lumbaart: Lolland
magyar: Lolland
Nederlands: Lolland (eiland)
日本語: ロラン島
norsk: Lolland
norsk nynorsk: Lolland
polski: Lolland
português: Lolland
română: Lolland
русский: Лолланн
Scots: Lolland
Simple English: Lolland
српски / srpski: Лоланд
suomi: Lolland
svenska: Lolland
українська: Лолланн
Tiếng Việt: Lolland
中文: 洛兰岛