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Germany. The last dependencies of Denmark are the Faroe Islands and Greenland. The country shares maritime borders with Norway, Sweden, Poland, and the United Kingdom.
Dannebrog - the Flag of Denmark
Denmark covers an area of 42,916 km², making it slightly larger than the Netherlands, or slightly less than twice the size of the US state of Massachusetts.
The country has a population of 5.7 million people (in 2016). Capital and largest city is Copenhagen. Spoken languages are Danish and some German. English is the predominant second language. Faroese is spoken in the Faroe Islands, Greenlandic in Greenland, as mentioned, both dependencies of the kingdom.
Kingdom of Denmark | Kongeriget Danmark
Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, from the 17th through the 20th centuries Denmark and the former political union of Denmark–Norway ran a colonial empire that encompassed posessions in North America (Greenland), the Baltic and Scandinavian region, France, the United Kingdom, Iceland and northern Germany.
Denmark emerged from its colonial experience with one of the highest standards of living in Europe, with a comparatively liberal attitude towards immigration. The country has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the political and economic integration of Europe. The kingdom has a well developed social welfare system and as a nation is committed to development and to the protection of the environment.
So far, however, the country has opted out of some aspects of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the economic and monetary system (EMU) and issues concerning certain internal affairs.
Related countries/dependencies: Faroe Islands, Greenland
short form: Danmark
int'l long form: Kingdom of Denmark
int'l short form: Denmark
ISO Country Code: dk, DNK
Time Zone: Central European Time (CET)
Local Time = UTC +1h
Actual Time: Mon-Dec-11 04:58
Daylight Saving Time (DST) March - October (UTC +2)
Country Calling Code: +45
Capital City: Copenhagen (pop. 0.5 million in Copenhagen and 1.8 million in the Copenhagen region)
Aarhus (289 000), Odense (184 000), Aalborg (162 000).
Type: Constitutional Monarchy.
Constitution: 5 June 1953.
Location: Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, on a peninsula north of Germany (Jutland); also includes two major islands (Sjaelland and Fyn)
Area: 43,094 km² (16,638 sq. mi.)
Terrain: Low and flat or slightly rolling hills; highest elevation is 173 m. (568 ft.).
Climate: Temperate. The terrain, location, and prevailing westerly winds make the weather changeable.
Nationality: Noun--Dane(s). Adjective--Danish.
Population: 5.6 million (2015)
Ethnic groups: Scandinavian, German, Inuit, (Greenland) Faroese.
Religion: Evangelical Lutheran 84.3%. Catholics, Jews, other Protestant denominations, and Muslims account for approximately 5%.
Languages: Danish, some German, Faroese, Greenlandic. English is the predominant second language.
Natural resources: Petroleum, natural gas, fish, salt, limestone, chalk, stone, gravel and sand.
Agriculture products: Barley, wheat, potatoes, sugar beets; pork, dairy products; fish.
Industries: Iron, steel, nonferrous metals, chemicals, food processing, machinery and transportation equipment, textiles and clothing, electronics, construction, furniture and other wood products, shipbuilding and refurbishment, windmills.
Exports - commodities: machinery and instruments, meat and meat products, dairy products, fish, pharmaceuticals, furniture, windmills.
Exports partners: Germany 17.8%, Sweden 11.6%, US 8.4%, Norway 6.3%, UK 6.3%, Netherlands 4.4%, China 4.2% (2015)
Imports - commodities: machinery and equipment, raw materials and semimanufactures for industry, chemicals, grain and foodstuffs, consumer goods.
Imports partners: Germany 20.4%, Sweden 12.3%, Netherlands 8.1%, China 7.3%, Norway 6.1%, UK 4.4% (2015)
Currency: Danish Krone (DKK)
Image: Julian Herzog
Denmark's political system is that of a constitutional monarchy, where the monarch formally appoints a representative to preside over the creation of a coalition government following a parliamentary election. Chief of state is Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (since 14 January 1972), in theory the source of all executive and legislative power. But de facto the Danish constitutions of 1849, and the most recent of 1953, ended the absolute monarchy and introduced parliamentary democracy.
Head of government is the prime minister, he presides over the cabinet. The parliament of Denmark, the Folketinget is the supreme and ultimate legislative body in the country.
Official Sites of DenmarkNote: External links will open in a new browser window.
The Danish Royal Family.
Denmark's Official Website, the online portal to everything about Denmark.
The Danish Parliament.
Official website of the Prime Minister's Office.
Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN in New York
Denmark's Permanent Mission to the United Nations.
Royal Danish Embassy in the U.S.
Danish Embassy in Washington D.C.
Denmarks Missions Abroad
Address list of Denmarks Diplomatic Missions Abroad.
Information about Danish visa rules, short stay visas and residence and/or work permits.
The Copenhagen Diplomatic List 2016
Foreign Embassies and Consulates in Denmark.
Statistics Denmark (in Danish).
Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut (DMI)
The institute makes weather forecasts and observations for Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands.
Map of Denmark
Political Map of Denmark.
Google Earth Denmark
Searchable map and satellite view of Denmark.
Google Earth Copenhagen
Searchable map and satellite view of Denmark's capital.
Map of the Baltic Sea Area
Political map of the Baltic Sea region.
Map of Scandinavia
Political map of Scandinavia (Fennoscandia).
Map of Europe
Political Map of Europe.
National daily newspaper based in Copenhagen.
Danish daily newspaper specialising in business news.
The Copenhagen Post
The Danish news in English.
National and international news (in Danish)
Danish webportal (in Danish)
A Danish daily.
Danish daily broadsheet newspaper (in Danish)
The Danish Broadcasting Corporation.
Publicly owned television station based in Odense.
Bookmark/share this page
Arts & Culture
The Danish Arts Agency
Cultural Agency was created in January 2012 by an amalgamation of the Arts Board, the Heritage Agency and the Agency for Libraries and Media.
Kunstindeks Danmark & Weilbachs kunstnerleksikon
The artindex is a database of artworks in Danish state-owned and state-subsidised museums. Weilbach is a digital version of the printed encyclopaedia of Danish artists and architects.
Det Kongelige Bibliotek
Founded by King Frederik III in about 1653, the Royal Library in Copenhagen is the national library of Denmark and university library of the University of Copenhagen.
Danish Museum of Art & Design
Museum in Copenhagen for Danish and international design and crafts.
Danish Design Centre
DDC in the centre of Copenhagen has permanent and special exhibitions promoting Danish design.
Verner Panton is considered one of Denmark's most influential 20th-century furniture and interior designers.
Denmark's principal museums for cultural history, history of art and natural history, respectively are:
National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen is Denmark’s museum of cultural history.
Statens Museum for Kunst
The Danish National Gallery.
Statens Naturhistoriske Museum
The Botanic Garden, the Botanical Museum & Library, the Geological Museum and the Zoological Museum have merged to become the Natural History Museum of Denmark.
More information you will find at
Copenhagen Museums and Attractions
Offers a list of all museums and attractions in Denmark, Wow.
Hans Christian Andersen online
On the occasion of his 200 year anniversary in 2005 the Danish Royal Library has made editions and documents available online in order to illustrate important aspects of Hans Christian Andersens, the famous Danish author, fairy tale writer, and poet.
Hans Christian Andersen
Wikipedia page about Hans Christian Andersen.
Official website of the museum dedicated to the artwork of Bertel Thorvaldsen, the Danish/Icelandic sculptor of international fame, who spent most of his life (1797–1838) in Italy.
Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (2 January 1783 – 22 July 1853)
Wikipedia page about the father of Danish painting and originator of the Golden Age of Danish Painting.
Roskilde Rock Festival is one of the biggest music festivals in Europe.
Det Danske Filminstitut
The Danish Film Institute.
Sculptor: Edvard Eriksen
Image: © Alan Chia (713 Avenue)
Business & Economy
The Danish Chamber of Commerce.
The Copenhagen Stock Exchange is one of the OMX Exchanges, which was founded in 2003 and since February 2008 part of the NASDAQ OMX Group.
The Danish National Bank is Denmarks centralbank.
Bang & Olufsen
Danish construction toys.
Danish business conglomerate and largest container ship operator and supply vessel operator in the world.
Seafood from Greenland.
Directory of family-friendly websites from Denmark.
Scandinavian Airlines System
SAS is a multi-national airline for Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
Denmark's second busiest airport is an air cargo center, as well as a charter airline hub.
Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup
Denmark's principal airport.
Travel and Tour Consumer Information
Destination Denmark - Travel and Tour Guides
Kronborg, 16th-century castle Helsingør (Elsinore). Legoland Billund Resort, everything LEGO. Lille Vildmose, said to be the largest raised bog in north-western Europe. Skibsklarerergården, travel back in time to the late 1500s in Helsingør. Tivoli Gardens, amusement park in central Copenhagen. Tørskind Grusgrav, sculpture park near Egtved, Vejle. Trelleborg, a Viking ring castle. The Old Town in Aarhus is a open-air living history museum from the time of Hans Christian Andersen.
Find accommodation, hotels, attractions, festivals, events, tourist boards, and much more.
The Danish Tourist Board
Facts about Denmark.
Københavns Kommune - The Municipality of Copenhagen.
Official guide to Copenhagen.
AOK - Visiting Copenhagen
City Guide - Best of Copenhagen.
The City of Aarhus.
The City of Odense.
The City of Aalborg.
Some World Heritage Sites in DenmarkJelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church
Runic stones and burial mounds in central Jutland, legacy of a pre-Christian Nordic culture.
The Royal castle of Kronborg is a strategically important site at the Øresund strait in Helsingør at the tip of the island of Zealand.
The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand
The cultural landscape comprises the two hunting forests of Store Dyrehave and Gribskov, and the hunting park of Jægersborg, where Danish kings with entourage practiced par force hunting.
Education & Research
Leadership development program, an alternative business school located in Arhus.
Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest and largest university and research institution in Denmark.
Danish public university, located in Roskilde on the island of Zealand.
University of Aalborg
Established in 1974, the university is located in the city of Aalborg, it became the fifth university in Denmark.
University of Aarhus
Denmark's second oldest and largest university, founded in 1928.
University of Southern Denmark
The University has six campuses, mainly located in the southern part of Denmark.
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)
Geoscientific studies, research, consultancy and geological mapping.
The Nano-Science Center of the University of Copenhagen is dedicated to the teaching and research of nanotechnology.
Niels Bohr Institute
Research institute of the University of Copenhagen. The research of the institute spans astronomy, geophysics, nanotechnology, particle physics, quantum mechanics and biophysics.
Environment & Nature Organizations Denmark
Danish Ministry of the Environment.
The Danish Society for Nature Conservation is the biggest nature conservation and environmental organisation in Denmark.
The Danish section of Greenpeace.
NOAH Friends of the Earth Denmark
NGO aims to protect the environment by actively preventing environmental damage. (in Danish)
Danish Organic Links
Organic food and farming companies in Denmark.
Image: Luis Antonio Carrasco
Denmark's history from prehistory to the modern kingdom of today.
History of Denmark
Wikipedia about Denmark's history.
Dansk Link directory.
Additional Information on Denmark
Amnesty International: Denmark
BBC Country Profile: Denmark
EU Member Countries: Denmark
The Heritage Foundation: Denmark
Human Rights Watch: Denmark
Reporters Without Borders: Denmark
The World Factbook -- Denmark
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