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The Jutland peninsula(*), along with the islands of Fyn and Sjælland, makes up the Kingdom of Denmark. It is the only part of Denmark that is connected to the European mainland, and has Denmark's only land border (that with Germany).

It is named after the Jutes who settled it, and whose escapades included invading England in the 5th century after Christ. The Jutlandish border has been a fluid one over the years, being last redrawn in 1920 when Denmark lost her holdings in Sønder-Jylland (Schleswig Holstein).

The south of Jutland consists mostly of moors and marshland, with the sheltered east coast containing the main cities, and the windswept west having sandy beaches often nearly a kilometer in width. The north of the peninsula is largely made up of sand dunes and heathland. Despite this, most of the peninsula, like most of Denmark is made up of level farmland, brilliant green in Spring, and drab brown in Autumn.

The main cities and tourist attractions consist of:

(*) The Danes prefer to say that Denmark is made up, mainly, of three islands, Jylland being a halvø, or "half-island".

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