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Cattegat, a bay of that portion of the North Sea between Sweden and Jutland, communicates with the Baltic by the channels of the Sound and the Great and Little Belts (q.v.), and with the German Ocean by the Skager Rack. Its length is 150 miles, its breadth 85 miles, and though in some parts it reaches a depth of 36 fathoms, it has many sand-banks, and on account of the storms to which it is subject is perilous to shipping.