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Destination Denmark, a virtual travel guide to The Kingdom of Denmark. This page aims to give you a broad overview of Denmark's art, culture, people, environment, geography, history, economy and government.
Beside a country profile with facts and figures, the page contains links to sources which provide you with all the information you need to know about this European nation, e.g.: official web sites of Denmark, addresses of Danish and foreign embassies, domestic airlines, city- and country guides with extensive travel and tourism information on accommodation, tourist attractions, events and more like weather information, maps, statistics and local newspapers from Denmark.

Christiansborg Palace
Christiansborg Palace © visitdenmark.com
 

Kingdom of Denmark | Kongeriget Danmark

Country Profile



Flag of Denmark
Dannebrog - the Flag of Denmark

Background:
Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the political and economic integration of Europe.
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.
(Source: CIA - The World Factbook)

border countries: Germany, Norway, Sweden
related countries/dependencies: Faroe Islands, Greenland
 
Where in Europe is Denmark?

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: Tue-Sept-23  04:18
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 (2012)
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 partners: Germany 16.9%, Sweden 14%, UK 6.9%, USA 5.4%, France 5.2%, Netherlands 5.1%, Norway 4.8% (2004)

Imports partners: Germany 22.9%, Sweden 12.4%, Netherlands 7.6%, France 5.6%, UK 5.4%, Norway 5%, Italy 4.3% (2004)

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
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
Foreign Embassies and Consulates in Denmark.


Statistics
Danmarks Statistik
Statistics Denmark.


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.

 

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.
 

 

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
 

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.
DR
DR is Denmark's oldest and largest electronic media enterprise.
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.
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.
 
Nyhavn - Denmark
Nyhavn © visitdenmark.com

Destination Denmark - Travel and Tour Guides

Discover Denmark: accommodation, hotels, attractions, festivals, events, tourist boards, biking, hiking, cruising, diving, tours 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.
 

Travel and Tour Consumer Information

Danish Mermaid
The Little Mermaid - Langelinie
Sculptor: Edvard Eriksen's Heirs

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
Denmarks webportal (Danish)

great site Made in Denmark
Danish Links.

Additional Information on Denmark

BBC News Country Profile: Denmark
Governments on the WWW: Denmark
Wikipedia: Denmark
Open Directory: Denmark

The World Factbook -- Denmark

 
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