Aberdeen, perched on the North Sea, offers a perfect example of the schism between the top and bottom earners.
My parents came from the tiny island of Föhr in the North Sea off the coast of Germany and Denmark.
Nuclear-capable Russian bombers are flying over the North Sea and the Atlantic.
Old English norðsæ, usually meaning "the Bristol Channel." The application to the body of water presently so named (late 13c.) is from Dutch (Noordzee, Middle Dutch Noortzee); it lies to the north of Holland, where it was contrasted with the inland Zuider Zee, literally "Southern Sea"). To the Danes, it sometimes was Vesterhavet "West Sea." In English, this had been typically called the "German Sea" or "German Ocean," which follows the Roman name for it, Oceanus Germanicus. "German" persisted on some British maps at least into the 1830s.