Falster

Falster

[fahl-ster]
noun
an island in SE Denmark. 198 sq. mi. (513 sq. km).
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Falster (ˈfɑːlstə)
 
n
an island in the Baltic Sea, part of SE Denmark. Chief town: Nykøbing. Pop: 43 537 (2003 est). Area: 513 sq km (198 sq miles)

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falster

island, Storstroms amtskommune (county), Denmark. It lies in the Baltic Sea and is connected to southern Zealand (Sjaelland) and Lolland by several bridges. Falster has an area of 198 square miles (514 square km). Its southern tip, Gedser Odde, is Denmark's most southerly point. Closely associated with Zealand and Lolland islands socially and agriculturally, it is flat, with forests in the centre and on the east coast. The fertile soil supports cultivation of sugar beets and grain. Nykobing Falster and Stubbekobing are the main population centres. Pop. (2003 est.) 43,537.

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