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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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Destination Denmark, a virtual guide to the Kingdom of Denmark, a Scandinavian country situated on the Jutland Peninsula and several islands, north of 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.

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

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, DNK

Time Zone: Central European Time (CET)
Local Time = UTC +1h
Actual Time: Sat-May-18  08:16
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).

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.
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)

Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen
Christiansborg Palace in central Copenhagen, the Neo-baroque style building was formerly the principal residence of the Danish kings, today it is the seat of the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) and houses also the Royal Reception Rooms, the Prime Minister's Office and the Supreme Court of Denmark.
Image: Julian Herzog

Political system
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 Denmark

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royal Kongehuset
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.

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.

Danmarks Statistik
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 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 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.



__ Newspaper
National daily newspaper based in Copenhagen.
Danish daily newspaper specialising in business news.
The Copenhagen Post
The Danish news in English.
Ekstra Bladet
National and international news (in Danish)
Danish newspaper.
Danish webportal (in Danish)
A Danish daily.
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.

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 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.

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.

Famous Danes
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.
Thorvaldsens Museum
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 Festival
Roskilde Rock Festival is one of the biggest music festivals in Europe.

Det Danske Filminstitut
The Danish Film Institute.


Danish Mermaid by Edvard Eriksen, Copenhagen
The Little Mermaid - Langelinie promenade in Copenhagen, it is one of the best known symbols of Denmark.
Sculptor: Edvard Eriksen

Phantasy Landscape by 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)

Painting by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg - Morgentoilette Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg - Morgentoilette

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.
The Danish National Bank is Denmarks centralbank.

Danish Brands
Bang & Olufsen
Danish Hifi.
Danish coffeepots.
Danish Beer.
Danish construction toys.
Danish business conglomerate and largest container ship operator and supply vessel operator in the world.
Royal Copenhagen
Danish porcelain.
Royal Greenland
Seafood from Greenland.
Danish watchmaker.
Danish Beer.
Directory of family-friendly websites from Denmark.


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

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.

Danske Statsbaner
Danish Railroad.
Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen
Christiansborg Palace in central Copenhagen.

Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nyhavn, the 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen
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

Travel and Tour Consumer Information

Destination Denmark - Travel and Tour Guides

Discover Denmark:
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 Denmark

World Heritage Site Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church
Runic stones and burial mounds in central Jutland, legacy of a pre-Christian Nordic culture.
World Heritage Site Kronborg Castle
The Royal castle of Kronborg is a strategically important site at the Øresund strait in Helsingør at the tip of the island of Zealand.
World Heritage Site 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.

Kronborg Castle, Zealand, Denmark
The Kronborg Castle is situated on the northeastern tip of the island of Zealand, it is one of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe, and it is the rampart from Shakespeare's Hamlet play.
Image: Fiskfisk 

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.

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
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)

Danish Organic Links
Organic food and farming companies in Denmark.
Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, North Zealand, Denmark
Early 17th century Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, a Danish town in the center of North Zealand island about 30 km north of Copenhagen. The castle is the largest Renaissance residence in Scandinavia.
Image: Luis Antonio Carrasco


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

History of Denmark
Wikipedia about Denmark's history.



Danske Links
Dansk Link directory.

Additional Information on Denmark

Amnesty International: Denmark

BBC Country Profile: Denmark

EU Member Countries: Denmark

FAO: Denmark

GlobalEDGE: Denmark

The Heritage Foundation: Denmark

Human Rights Watch: Denmark

OEC: Denmark

Reporters Without Borders: Denmark

Wikipedia: Denmark

The World Factbook -- Denmark

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