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 (shĕl′än′) also Zea·land (zē′lənd)
An island of eastern Denmark bounded by the Kattegat and the Baltic Sea. Separated from Sweden by the Oresund, it is the largest island of Denmark and the site of Copenhagen, the country's capital.


(Danish ˈsjɛlan)
(Placename) the Danish name for Zealand


(ˈzi lənd)

the largest island of Denmark: Copenhagen is located here. 2709 sq. mi. (7015 sq. km).
Danish, Sjaelland.
Zea′land•er, n.
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Noun1.Sjaelland - the largest island of Denmark and the site of Copenhagen
Danmark, Denmark, Kingdom of Denmark - a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe; consists of the mainland of Jutland and many islands between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea
Zealander - a native or inhabitant of Zealand
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Larssdotter, born in Sjalland -- to a respected family.
The increased production of sand and gravel from the sea floor reflects mainly the onset of the construction of an 18 km long fixed link between the main islands of Sjalland (where the capital is situated) and Fyn from where another bridge connects Fyn and the continent.