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A picture of the Lillebælt in Denmark
Straits of Denmark and southwestern Baltic Sea

The Little Belt (Danish: Lillebælt) is a strait between the Danish island of Funen and the Jutland Peninsula.

The belt is about 50km long and 800m to 28 km wide, the maximum depth is approximately 75m. Numerous small islands are located within the belt.

Two bridges cross the belt, the Old Little Belt bridge and the New Little Belt bridge; also the two Little Belt overhead powerline crossings.

See also

Coordinates: 55°11′N 9°50′E / 55.183°N 9.833°E / 55.183; 9.833


The Little Belt (Danish: Lillebælt) is a strait between the Danish island of Funen and the Jutland Peninsula.

The belt is about 50km long and 800m to 28 km wide, the maximum depth is approximately 75m. Numerous small islands are located within the belt.

Two bridges cross the belt, the Old Little Belt bridge and the New Little Belt bridge; also the two Little Belt overhead powerline crossings.

The belt is used in the 1841 written German national anthem, the Deutschlandlied, to define the northern limit of the then German speaking world.

See also

Coordinates: 55°11′N 9°50′E / 55.183°N 9.833°E / 55.183; 9.833


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