Flags of Denmark

Denmark Crossed Flags pin

Denmark Crossed Flags pin

I got this pin in Copenhagen, Denmark, May 14, 2015. It is a stylish pin, showing crossed flags of Denmark. I didn’t realize until being in Copenhagen that the city.

Copenhagen is located on the eastern shore of the island of Zealand, partly on the island of Amager and on a number of natural and artificial islets between the two. Copenhagen faces a strait of water that separates Denmark from Sweden, and which connects the North Sea with the Baltic Sea. The Swedish towns of Malmö and Landskrona lie on the Swedish side of the sound directly across from Copenhagen.

The city center lies in the area originally defined by the old ramparts, which are still referred to as the Fortification Ring and kept as a partial green band around it. Then come the late 19th and early 20th century residential neighborhoods developed.

The central area of the city consists of relatively low-lying flat ground formed by moraines from the last ice age while the hilly areas to the north and west frequently rise to 160 ft. above sea level. The slopes of Valby and Brønshøj reach heights of over 98 ft., divided by valleys running from the northeast to the southwest. Close to the center are the Copenhagen lakes of Sortedams Sø, Peblinge Sø and Sankt Jørgens Sø.

Copenhagen rests on a subsoil of flint-layered limestone deposited in the Danian period some 60 to 66 million years ago. Some greensand from the Selandian is also present. There are a few faults in the area, the most important of which is the Carlsberg fault which runs northwest to southeast through the center of the city. During the last ice age, glaciers eroded the surface leaving a layer of moraines up to 49 ft. thick.

Location: 15-E4

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