Øresund or Öresund , commonly known in English as the Sound, is a strait which forms the Danish–Swedish border, separating Zealand from Scania . The strait has a length of 118 kilometres and the width varies from 4 kilometres to 28 kilometres . It is 4 kilometres wide at its narrowest point between Helsingør in Denmark and Helsingborg in Sweden.
Øresund is along with the Great Belt, Little Belt and Kiel Canal one of four waterways that connects the Baltic Sea to the Atlantic Ocean via Kattegat, Skagerrak, and the North Sea, and is one of the busiest waterways in the world.
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