Oresund

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Öresund is the waterway that separates Denmark from Sweden where the distance between the countries is the shortest. Öresund connects the Kattegat Strait with the Baltic Sea and is one of the most busy waterways in the world.

Political control of Öresund has been an important issue in Danish (and Swedish) history. Danish millitaty control was done from the coastal fortess of Kronborg at Helsingør (Elsinore).

A bridge across the the sound was inaugurated in July 2001 by the king of Sweden and queen of Denmark.

See the official web site of the bridge builders, Öresundskonsortiet, at http://www.oresundskonsortiet.com/