Store Bæltstôˈrə bĕlt and Lille Bælt (lĭlˈə) [key] [Great Belt and Little Belt], two shallow straits, S Denmark, connecting the Kattegat with the Baltic Sea. The Store Bælt, c.40 mi (60 km) long and from 10 to 20 mi (16–32 km) wide, separates Sjælland and Fyn islands. The Lille Bælt, c.30 mi (50 km) long and from .5 to 18 mi (.8–29 km) wide, between Fyn and Jutland, is crossed by a road and railroad bridge.
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