How to use Cattegat in a sentence
The art of sailing seems to have been unknown, and it is probable that down to the 3rd century the only peoples which could truly be described as seafaring were those of the Baltic and the Cattegat.
Its northern part is actually insular, divided from the mainland by the Limfjord or Liimfjord, which communicates with the North Sea to the west and the Cattegat to the east, but this strait, though broad and possessing lacustrine characteristics to the west, has only very narrow entrances.
The Cattegat is divided from the Baltic by the Danish islands, between the east coast of the Cimbric peninsula in the neighbourhood of the German frontier and south-western Sweden.
Skagen, or the Skaw, a long, low, sandy point, stretches far into the northern sea, dividing the Skagerrack from the Cattegat.
Towards the north a narrow mouth gives entry to the Limfjord, or Liimfjord, which, wide and ramifying among islands to the west, narrows the east and pierces through to the Cattegat, thus isolating the counties of Hjorring and Thisted (known together as Vendsyssel).Advertisement
The Smaland highlands are drained to the Baltic and Cattegat by numerous rivers of less importance.
The coast of Sweden is not indented with so many or so deep fjords as that of Norway, nor do the shores of the Gulf of Bothnia, the Baltic and the Cattegat share in the peculiar Coast..
The skargard of the Cattegat, north of Varberg, is bald and rugged.
The sk,rgard of the Gulf of Bothnia is less fully developed than that of either the Baltic or the Cattegat.
Of the large islands in the Baltic and Cattegat, besides Oland, only Gotland is Swedish.Advertisement
On the west the North Sea and Cattegat were also dry land.
At Boras, midway between the south end of Lake Vetter and the Cattegat, the average is 35.08 in., and 45.82 in.
South of a line running, roughly, from the foot of Lake Vener to Kalmar on the Baltic coast the beech begins to appear, and in Sickle and the southern part of the Cattegat seaboard becomes predominant in the woods which break the wide cultivated places.
Ptolemy puts the Gotar in the southern part of the country, and from the earliest historical times their name has been given to the whole region between the Cattegat and the Baltic, exclusive of the provinces of Halland and Skane which down to the 17th century always belonged to Denmark.
The coast of the Cattegat north of the Gota El y was reckoned in Norway.Advertisement
Their home is probably to be placed on the Cattegat rather than on the Baltic. The same is true also of Ragnarr Labrok, who is said to have been the son of Sigurar Hringr.
Hjorring is on the northern railway of Jutland, which here turns eastward to the Cattegat part of Frederikshavn (23 m.), a harbour of refuge.