Skagen, or the Skaw, a long, low, sandy point, stretches far into the northern sea, dividing the Skagerrack from the Cattegat.
To the promontory of the Skaw (Skagen), thus preventing a natural communication directly east and west between the Baltic and North Seas.
And the extent from the south-western point (near Ribe) to the Skaw is 180 m.
This channel is usually included in the Baltic. The part of it west of a line joining the Skaw with Christiania fjord receives the name of Skagerrak; the part east of this line is called the Kattegat.