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Copenhagen, Denmark Seen from Space

Published by Matt on Fri Dec 4, 2009 11:36 am via: ESA
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Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is highlighted in this image. The largest city in Denmark, Copenhagen is located on the eastern side of the island of Zealand (left) and on the island of Amager (right).

The island visible east of Amager is Saltholm, translated as ‘Salt Islet’. The white structure southwest of Saltholm is the artificial island of Peberholm, translated as ‘Pepper Islet’. Peberholm was created as part of the Øresund Bridge, a combined two-track rail and four-lane road bridge-tunnel across the Øresund Strait that connects Copenhagen with the Swedish city of Malmö (not visible). Peberholm serves as a crossover point between the bridge, completed in 2000, and the 4050-m long Drogden Tunnel. Copenhagen Airport is visible as an L-shaped, white structure on the eastern side of Amager.

Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is highlighted in this image. Credit: ESA

Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is highlighted in this image. Credit: ESA

SPOT-4 acquired this image in 2004. SPOT-4 is supported by ESA as a ‘Third Party Mission’, which means ESA utilises its multi-mission European ground infrastructure and expertise to acquire, process and distribute data from the satellite to its wide user community.

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