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Great Belt Bridge between Zealand and Funen
Great Belt Fixed Link, the "Great Belt Bridge" (Danish: Storebæltsbroen) connects the Danish islands of Zealand and Funen.
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Location map of Denmark
 
Destination Denmark, a virtual guide to the Kingdom of Denmark, a Scandinavian country on the Jutland Peninsula and several islands, bordering Germany in south. The last dependencies of Denmark are the Faroe Islands‎ and Greenland. The country shares maritime borders with Norway, Sweden, Poland, and the United Kingdom.


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


Country Profile



Background:
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
 
 

Official Name:
Kongeriget Danmark
short form: Danmark
int'l long form: Kingdom of Denmark
int'l short form: Denmark

ISO Country Code: dk

Time:
Time Zone: Central European Time (CET)
Local Time = UTC +1h
Actual Time: Sun-Dec-11  05:12
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)

Other Cities:
Aarhus (289 000), Odense (184 000), Aalborg (162 000).

Government:
Type: Constitutional Monarchy.
Constitution: 5 June 1953.

Geography:
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.

People:
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.
Literacy: 100%

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)

 

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Official Sites of Denmark

royal Kongehuset
The Danish Royal Family.


Denmark
Denmark's Official Website, the online portal to everything about Denmark.

Folketinget
The Danish Parliament.

Statsministeriet
Official website of the Prime Minister's Office.

Udenrigsministeriet
Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Diplomatic Missions
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.
Consular Services
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
Danmarks Statistik
Statistics Denmark (in Danish).


Weather
Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut (DMI)
The institute makes weather forecasts and observations for Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands.

Maps

 Map of Denmark
Political Map of Denmark.

Google Earth Google Earth Denmark
Searchable map and satellite view of Denmark.
Google Earth Google Earth Copenhagen
Searchable map and satellite view of Denmark's capital.

Map of Europe
Political Map of Europe.


Copenhagen, Denmarks largest city and capital, seen from Vor Frelsers church
View of the city center of Copenhagen, Denmark's capital and largest city, seen from Vor Frelsers church.
Image: Thue

 

News


__ Newspaper
Berlingske
National daily newspaper based in Copenhagen.
Børsen
Danish daily newspaper specialising in business news.
The Copenhagen Post
The Danish news in English.
Ekstra Bladet
National and international news (in Danish)
Information
Danish newspaper.
Jyllands-Posten
A Danish daily.
Politiken
Danish daily broadsheet newspaper (in Danish)

__ TV/Radio
DR Online
The Danish Broadcasting Corporation.
TV 2
Publicly owned television station based in Odense.
 

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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.

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 Design
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
Verner Panton is considered one of Denmark's most influential 20th-century furniture and interior designers.

Museums  
Denmark's principal museums for cultural history, history of art and natural history, respectively are:

Nationalmuseet
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.

Hans Christian Andersen
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.

Festival
Roskilde Festival
Roskilde Rock Festival is one of the biggest music festivals in Europe.

Film
Det Danske Filminstitut
The Danish Film Institute.

 
Verner Panton
Phantasy Landscape by Verner Panton




Lego blocks
A pile of Lego blocks of assorted colors and sizes. Lego Group, is a Danish family-owned company based in Billund, Denmark.
Image: © Alan Chia (713 Avenue)

Business & Economy

Dansk Erhverv
The Danish Chamber of Commerce.
Københavns Fondsbørs
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.
Nationalbanken
The Danish National Bank is Denmarks centralbank.

Danish Brands
Bang & Olufsen
Danish Hifi.
Bodum
Danish coffeepots.
Carlsberg
Danish Beer.
Lego
Danish construction toys.
Maersk
Danish business conglomerate and largest container ship operator and supply vessel operator in the world.
Royal Copenhagen
Danish porcelain.
Royal Greenland
Seafood from Greenland.
Skagen
Danish watchmaker.
Tuborg
Danish Beer.

Denmark-Brands.com
Directory of family-friendly websites from Denmark.

Transportation

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines System
SAS is a multi-national airline for Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Airports
Billund Airport
Denmark's second busiest airport is an air cargo center, as well as a charter airline hub.
Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup
Denmark's principal airport.

Rail
Danske Statsbaner
Danish Railroad.
 
Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen
Christiansborg Palace in central Copenhagen.
© visitdenmark.com


Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nyhavn, the 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen
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Travel and Tour Consumer Information


Destination Denmark - Travel and Tour Guides


Discover Denmark: accommodation, hotels, attractions, festivals, events, tourist boards, and much more.

The Danish Tourist Board
Facts about Denmark.


City-Guides
København
Københavns Kommune - The Municipality of Copenhagen.
VisitCopenhagen
Official guide to Copenhagen.
AOK - Visiting Copenhagen
City Guide - Best of Copenhagen.


Århus
The City of Aarhus.
Odense
The City of Odense.
Aalborg
The City of Aalborg.

Hotels
Hotels in Denmark
Find a Hotel in Denmark.
 

Danish Mermaid
The Little Mermaid - Langelinie promenade Copenhagen.
Sculptor: Edvard Eriksen

Education & Research



great site KaosPilot University
Leadership development program, an alternative business school located in Arhus.


Københavns Universitet
Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest and largest university and research institution in Denmark.
Roskilde University
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.

Research
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)
Geoscientific studies, research, consultancy and geological mapping.

Nano-Science Center
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

Government Bodies
Miljøministeriet
Danish Ministry of the Environment.

Danish NGOs
Danmarks Naturfredningsforening
The Danish Society for Nature Conservation is the biggest nature conservation and environmental organisation in Denmark.
Greenpeace 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)

Organic
Danish Organic Links
Organic food and farming companies in Denmark.
 
 

History

Denmark- History
Denmark's history from prehistory to the modern kingdom of today.

History of Denmark
Wikipedia about Denmark's history.

 
 

Search

Danske Links
Dansk Link directory.

Denmark-Brands.com
Directory of family-friendly websites from Denmark.

Jubii
Danish webportal (in Danish)

great site Made in Denmark
Danish Links.

Additional Information on Denmark

BBC News Country Profile: Denmark
Wikipedia: Denmark
Open Directory: Denmark

The World Factbook -- Denmark

 
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