Thyholm Peninsula

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Thyholm Peninsula is a peninsula in Denmark located in Limfjorden north of Struer. It is connected by causeway with North Jutlandic Island and the rest of Thy. To the south, the Oddesund Bridge connects it to the rest of Jutland.

Peninsula A piece of land that is bordered by water on three sides but connected to mainland

A peninsula is a landform surrounded by water on the majority of its border while being connected to a mainland from which it extends. The surrounding water is usually understood to be continuous, though not necessarily named as a single body of water. Peninsulas are not always named as such; one can also be a headland, cape, island promontory, bill, point, or spit. A point is generally considered a tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water that is less prominent than a cape. A river which courses through a very tight meander is also sometimes said to form a "peninsula" within the loop of water. In English, the plural versions of peninsula are peninsulas and, less commonly, peninsulae.

Denmark constitutional monarchy in Europe

Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country and the southernmost of the Scandinavian nations. Denmark lies southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and is bordered to the south by Germany. The Kingdom of Denmark also comprises two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark proper consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands, with the largest being Zealand, Funen and the North Jutlandic Island. The islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. Denmark has a total area of 42,924 km2 (16,573 sq mi), land area of 42,394 km2 (16,368 sq mi), and the total area including Greenland and the Faroe Islands is 2,210,579 km2 (853,509 sq mi), and a population of 5.8 million.

Struer, Denmark Place in Central Jutland, Denmark

Struer is the main town of the kommune of Struer, Region Midtjylland, Denmark with a population of 10,261.

With an area of 7,624 ha, the peninsula has some 75 km of coastline and 3,582 inhabitants, of whom about half live in Hvidbjerg.

The fertile soil has attracted inhabitants since the last ice age. Burial mounds can be seen in the countryside.

Thyholm is now part of Struer Municipality.

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Thy (district) area in Jutland

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Venø island

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Paris, Denmark Place in Central Denmark (Midtjylland), Denmark

Paris is a hamlet belonging to the Lemvig Municipality, located in Jutland in Denmark. It has a population of 12 and eight or nine houses. Residents hold a local festival once a year. The hamlet was visited by comedian Jan Gintberg, who made fun of the inhabitants. It is located 7.5 kilometres (4.7 mi) from Lemvig on the road to Struer. Another village south of nearby Lemvig is named Rom after Rome.

Thy Line

The Thy Line is a 73.6 km (45.7 mi) long standard gauge single track railway line in Denmark which runs between Struer and Thisted through the historical region of Thy.

Oddesund Bridge

Oddesund Bridge is a road and railway bascule bridge that crosses the Oddesund strait between the peninsulas of Jutland and Thyholm in Denmark. It connects mainland Jutland with the historical region of Thy. It is on the Thy railway line between Struer and Thisted.

Lyngs station railway station in Struer Municipality, Denmark

Lyngs station is a railway station serving the small village of Lyngs on the Thyholm Peninsula in Thy, Denmark.

Hvidbjerg station railway station in Struer Municipality, Denmark

Hvidbjerg station is a railway station serving the railway town of Hvidbjerg on the Thyholm Peninsula in Thy, Denmark.

Uglev station railway station in Struer Municipality, Denmark

Uglev station is a railway station serving the small railway town of Uglev on the Thyholm Peninsula in Thy, Denmark.

Oddesund North station railway station in Struer Municipality, Denmark

Oddesund North station is a railway station serving the small settlement of Oddesund on the Thyholm Peninsula in Thy, Denmark.

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    This article is based on the text of the Danish Wikipedia article.

    Coordinates: 56°38′N8°32′E / 56.633°N 8.533°E / 56.633; 8.533

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