Difference between revisions of "Møn"
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Møn is in Denmark.
This small island is situated just south of Zealand. It has about 11,000 inhabitants.
The 2 main cities are Stege and Lendemarke which has around 2,000 inhabitants. Other noteworthy cities are Borre and Klintholm Havn on the eastern part of Møn.
Most of the population speaks Danish, English and German. Swedish and Norwegian is widely understood.
The white chalk cliffs of Møn are created from the shells of tiny animals and plants settling on what, 75 million years ago, was a tropical seabed. During the last ice age, the chalk was pushed to the surface by glaciers covering northern Europe. The cliffs are up to 100 meters (328 feet) tall.
Go fossil hunting in the white chalk cliffs. Bring a hammer and chisel or similar, and start chipping in the chalk cliffs. Most common are belemnite fossils but others can also be found.