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|largest towns||1. flensburg/flensborg 2. schleswig/slesvig 3. kappeln/kappel 4. glücksburg/lyksborg 5. mittelangeln/midtangel|
|time zone||utc+1 (cet)|
| • summer (dst)||utc+2 (cest)|
a fishing vessel in the schlei
south of anglia.
anglia (german and low saxon: angeln, danish and south jutlandic: angel) is a small peninsula within the larger jutland (cimbric) peninsula in the region of southern schleswig, which constitutes the northern part of the northernmost german federal state of schleswig-holstein, protruding into the bay of kiel of the baltic sea.
to the south, anglia is separated from the neighbouring peninsula of swania (ger. schwansen, dan. svans or svansø) by the sly firth (ger. schlei, dan. sli), and to the north from the danish peninsula of sundeved (ger. sundewitt) and the danish island of als (ger. alsen) by the flensburg firth (ger. flensburger förde, dan. flensborg fjord). the landscape is hilly, dotted with numerous lakes. whether ancient anglia conformed to the borders of the anglian peninsula is uncertain. it may have been somewhat larger; however, the ancient sources mainly concur that it also included the peninsula's territory.
anglia has a significance far beyond its current small area and country terrain, in that it is believed to have been the original home of the angles, germanic settlers in east anglia, central and northern england, and the eastern scottish lowlands. their migration led to their new homeland being named after them, from which the name "england" derives. england, east, mid and west anglia as well as the english language, thus, ultimately derive at least their names from anglia.