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Skagerrak

(skă`gərăk), strait, c.150 mi (240 km) long and 85 mi (140 km) wide, between Norway and Denmark, linking the North Sea and the Baltic Sea by way of the Kattegat. It is shallow on the Danish shore and deepens toward the Norwegian coast. For the battle of the Skagerrak, see Jutland, battle ofJutland, battle of,
only major engagement between the British and German fleets in World War I. They met c.60 mi (100 km) west of the coast of Jutland. On May 31, 1916, a British squadron under Admiral Beatty was scouting in advance of the British main fleet, in search of the
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Skagerrak

 

a strait between the northwestern coast of Jutland and the Scandinavian Peninsula; the westernmost strait joining the North Sea with the Baltic Sea. The Skagerrak is 300 km long and 110–130 km wide. The Norway Deep extends along the fjord- and skerry-lined coasts of the Scandinavian Peninsula, with depths to 809 m. Sandy shoals and banks are found along the low-lying coasts of Jutland. The Skagerrak has two currents: a surface, less saline, current, which flows in a westerly direction at a velocity of 2-4 km/hr, and a deeper, more saline, current, which flows in an easterly direction. Tides are semidiurnal and have a range of 0.4 m. There is commercial fishing for herring and flatfish. The Norwegian ports of Oslo, Kristiansand, and Arendal are located on the Skagerrak. [23–1450–]

Skagerrak

an arm of the North Sea between Denmark and Norway, merging with the Kattegat in the southeast
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