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Funen
Funen
(Danish: Fyn, pronounced [ˈfyːˀn]), with an area of 3,099.7 square kilometres (1,196.8 sq mi), is the third-largest island of Denmark, after Zealand
Zealand
and Vendsyssel-Thy. It is the 165th-largest island in the world. It is in the central part of the country and has a population of 466,284 (2013).[1] The main city is Odense
Odense
which is connected to the sea by a seldom-used canal. The city's shipyard, Odense
Odense
Steel Shipyard, has been relocated outside Odense
Odense
proper. Funen
Funen
belongs administratively to the Region of Southern Denmark. From 1970 to 2006 the island formed the biggest part of Funen
Funen
County, which also included the islands of Langeland, Ærø, Tåsinge, and a number of smaller islands. Funen
Funen
is linked to Zealand, Denmark's largest island, by the Great Belt Bridge which carries both trains and cars. The bridge is in reality three bridges; low road and rail bridges connect Funen
Funen
to the small island of Sprogø
Sprogø
in the middle of the Great Belt, and a long road suspension bridge (the second longest in the world at the time of opening) connects Funen
Funen
the rest of the way to Zealand, paralleled by a rail tunnel. Two bridges connect Funen
Funen
to the Danish mainland, Jutland. The Old Little Belt Bridge
Little Belt Bridge
was constructed in the 1930s shortly before World War II for both cars and trains. The New Little Belt
Little Belt
Bridge, a suspension bridge, was constructed in the 1970s and is used for cars only. Apart from the main city, Odense, all major towns are located in coastal areas. Beginning in the north-east of the island and moving clockwise, they are Kerteminde
Kerteminde
(NE), Nyborg
Nyborg
(E), Svendborg
Svendborg
(S), Fåborg (SW), Assens (W), Middelfart
Middelfart
(NW) and Bogense
Bogense
(N). The populations of the major cities and towns are, as of 1 January 2017:

Odense: 176,683 Svendborg: 27,281 Nyborg: 17,192 Middelfart: 15,202 Fåborg: 7,097 Assens: 6,231 Kerteminde: 5,903 Ringe: 5,851 Bogense: 3,815

Funen
Funen
was the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, the composer Carl Nielsen and American Revolutionary War
American Revolutionary War
hero Colonel Christian Febiger. The highest natural point on Funen
Funen
is Frøbjerg Bavnehøj. See also[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Funen.

Broholm Egeskov Castle Fynske Livregiment Horne Church Hvedholm Castle Korshavn, Denmark Skrøbelev Gods The Funen Village
The Funen Village
an open-air museum. Funen
Funen
brachteate in the collections of the National Museum of Denmark.

References[edit]

^ http://www.dst.dk/da/Statistik/emner/kommuner-paa-landkortet.aspx

External links[edit]

Official tourist information site for Funen

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Funen

Main towns

Årslev Assens Bogense Brenderup Broby Ejby Faaborg Gelsted Glamsbjerg Haarby Kerteminde Kværndrup Langeskov Middelfart Nyborg Odense Ørbæk Otterup Ringe Skårup Strib Svendborg Tommerup Tommerup Stationsby Ullerslev Vester Åby Vissenbjerg

Villages

Aarup Agedrup Åstrup Aunslev Åsum Båring Barløse Bellinge Birkende Blankenborg Blommenslyst Bøjden Bøsøre Bovense Bregnør Fiskerleje Brylle Bullerup Bynkel Dalby Diernæs Dongs Højrup Dyrup Ebberup Egebjerg Ejlskov Ejlstrup Ellinge Engeldrup Espe Falden Faldsled Fjællebroen Fraugde Frørup Gamby Gislev Grindløse Gudme Gudbjerg Hårslev Håstrup Hesselager Højby Horne Jullerup Kertinge Kirkeby Kissendrup Klinte Kogsbølle Kolstrup Korup Lumby Lundeborg Marslev Martofte Melby Millinge Morud Munkebo Neder Holluf Nordenhuse Nordskov Nørreby Nørre Aaby Nørre Højrup Ollerup Ore Oure Paarup Pejrup Revninge Røjle Rostrup Rynkeby Ryslinge Sandager Sanderum Seden Skalkendrup Skamby Skåstrup Skibhusene Søndersø Stenstrup Stige Tarup Tornbjerg Tørresø Ubberud Ullbølle Veflinge Vejlby Fed Vejstrup Vester Hæsinge Vester Skerninge Vierne Vollsmose Vormark

Geography

Æbelø Æbeløholm Arreskov Lake Avernakø Bjørnø Dalby Bay Dræet Drejø Ejlinge Enebærodde Faaborg
Faaborg
Fjord Frøbjerg Bavnehøj Fyns Hoved Gamborg Fjord Helnæs Helnæs
Helnæs
Bay Hjortø Holckenhavn Fjord Horsehoved Illumø Kerteminde
Kerteminde
Fjord Korshavn Bay Søbo Lake Lyø Mølleskov Nærå Strand Nakkebølle Fjord Noret Nyborg
Nyborg
Fjord Odense
Odense
Fjord Odense
Odense
River Romsø Skarø Thurø Tornø Tusindårsskoven Vigelsø Vigø

Landmarks

See: Template:Landmarks of Funen

See also: Template:Odense

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Islands of Denmark

Baltic Sea

Zealand Funen Bornholm Christiansø (Ertholmene)

Sydhavsøerne

Lolland Falster Møn Fejø Bogø Femø Glænø Nyord Enø Askø Tærø Masnedø Vejrø Dybsø Langø Skalø Enehøje Farø Lilleø Rågø Vejlø Kalvø Slotø Barneholm

Kattegat

North Jutlandic Island Samsø Læsø Anholt Endelave Sejerø Tunø Hjarnø Nekselø Æbelø Hesselø Hjelm Græsholm Hirsholmene Ejlinge Draget

South Funen
Funen
Archipelago

Ærø Tåsinge Thurø Lyø Avernakø Strynø Omø Drejø Agerø Skærø Bjørnø Siø Hjortø Birkholm Store Egholm Store Svelmø Hjælmshoved Strynø Kalv Illumø Vigø

Limfjorden

Mors Jegindø Venø Egholm Livø Fur

Øresund

Amager Saltholm Peberholm Slotsholmen Middelgrundsfortet Trekroner Fort Flakfortet

Great Belt

Langeland Agersø Gavnø Sprogø Romsø

Little Belt

Als Bågø Årø Fænø Barsø Brandsø Kalbø

Wadden Sea

Rømø Fanø Mandø Langli

Other islands

Orø
Orø
(Isefjorden) Eskilsø (Roskilde Fjord) Vigelsø
Vigelsø
( Odense
Odense
Fjord) Fjendø (Nissum Fjord) Møgelø (Julsø) Tor

.