Lille Belt

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Lille Belt

 

(Danish, Lille Baelt), the westernmost of the straits connecting the Baltic Sea with Kattegat Sound, between the Fyn and Aero islands on the east and Als Island and the Jutland Peninsula on the west. Length approximately 130 km; narrowest breadth, 0.6 km; depth at the southern end, 25–35 m; depth in the northern part, 10–15 m. During severe winters it freezes over. There is a railroad bridge across the Lille Belt, which is crossed by the international railroad linking Hamburg, Copenhagen, and Stockholm. The Lille Belt has the same legal status as the other Baltic straits.

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