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Denmark is a country shaped by its waters: its sounds, belts, archipelagos, fjords, bays, inlets and coves. The natural coastline of 7,400 km is the most coherent and largest nature area in Denmark. The varied areas with shallow water protected from waves and usually free from ice-cover during winter are important for large numbers of migratory wintering birds. Besides the richness in biological and geological values the coastal zone has many cultural values as well - like this fjord. It is the Flensburg Fjord, occasionally known as the Flensburg Firth that in the far north of Germany forms part of the border between Germany to the south and Denmark to the north stretching 50 kilometers into the Baltic Sea. Its waters are bordered by areas with an unique history. In 1920 a referendum in North and Central Schleswig resulted in the restoration of North Schleswig to Denmark, and the border between Denmark and Germany has remained undisturbed in the middle of Flensburg Fjord ever since. The island - the legendary small Ox Island - belongs to Denmark.

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