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Denmark Facts for Kids | Denmark for Kids | Travel | Geography | Food (1)Copenhagen's Nyhavn and the Little Mermaid

  • Population: 5.8 million people live in Denmark (2021)
  • Capital: Copenhagen, with 1.3 million inhabitants, is Denmark's biggest city.

Denmark Facts for Kids | Denmark for Kids | Travel | Geography | Food (2)Flag of Denmark

  • Name: Kingdom of Denmark, in Danish:Kongeriget Danmark
  • Government: Parliamentary Monarchy
  • Queen: Margrethe II of Denmark (since 1972)
  • Official languages: Danish - and in some regions also Greenlandic, Faroese or German
  • Literacy: 99% can read and write
  • Religion: mainly Christians (of these mainly Lutherans 74%)
  • Currency: 1 Danish Kroner = 100øre
  • National Symbols: Mute swan (national bird), Lion (national animal), red and white (national colours).
  • History: The first people in the region were hunters andgatherers. They settled on the islands around 10,000 BC. During the Iron Age, the Danes traded goods such as amber and animal furs with the Roman Empire. By 200 AD the Rune language was used. Denmark is known as the home of Vikings who ruled from about 800 - 1050 AD. The Vikings were excellent sailors and shipbuilders and known to invade other countries. They controlled parts of England and France in the 11th century. During the reign of King Harald Bluetooth, the Danes converted to Christianity. The Kalmar Union (1397 - 1523) was a union of including Denmark, Sweden and Norway and was ruled by Queen Margarete I. Power struggles with the Germans continued over many decades in the 18th and 19th century. Denmark did not join World War I and II. Neutral Denmark was invaded by Germany in 1940. On 5 May 1945 Denmark was liberated.
  • National Day: 5 June (Constitution Day)

Denmark Geography
Where is Denmark?

Denmarklies in Northern Europe.Denmark belongs to the Scandinavian countries and is the smallest country of Scandinavia.

Scandinavia usually includes the three kingdoms Sweden, Denmark and Norway, but in a wider view also includes Finland and Iceland. These nordic countries are all highlighted in blue on the map below.

Denmark Facts for Kids | Denmark for Kids | Travel | Geography | Food (4)Denmark is a country in Scandinavia

Denmark borders the North Sea and the Baltic Sea of the North Atlantic Ocean.

Denmark is the southernmost country of Scandinavia if one excludes Greenland and the Faroe islands. Denmark has one land border with Germany of 140 km/ 87 miles.

Denmark Facts for Kids | Denmark for Kids | Travel | Geography | Food (5)Map of Denmark

Denmark is also referred to as the Kingdom of Denmark, which includes the peninsula Jütland where it borders Germany, the many islands in the Baltic Sea as well as Greenland and the Faroer islands in the North Sea.

The kingdom of Denmark is spread over 443 islands. Only 72 of these islands are inhabited. Due to the many islands, Denmark has a remarkably long coastline of 7,314 km/ 4,545 miles - The coastline is almost as long as those of Brazil or India!

Denmark Facts for Kids | Denmark for Kids | Travel | Geography | Food (6)Øresund-Bridge

Øresund-Bridge links Copenhagen/Denmark with Malmö/Sweden. This is the longest combines road and railway bridge in Europe and road and runs over 8 km/5 miles.

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Denmark is about twice the size of Bolivia or Massachusetts/USA or about half the size of Ireland. A flight to Copenhagen takes roughly 2 hours from London/England and 7.5 hours from New York/USA.

The country is flat and only some low rolling hills. The climate is temperate with mild but windy winters and cool summers.

Denmark for Kids
Geography Superlatives

Here are some interesting facts about Denmark's geography:

  • Denmark's highest point is called Møllehøj. The summitnear Skanderborg is a mere 171 m/ 561 ft. high and is marked by a millstone.
  • Denmark's longest river is theRiver Guden with 149 km/ 93 miles.
  • The largest lake in Denmark isArresøwhich is located on Zeeland. Denmark has about 1 000 lakes that are named and many thousand more unnamed lakes and ponds.
  • Denmark's Faroe archipelago consists of 18 islands in the North Atlantic Sea. The largest lake on the Faroer archipelago is Lake Sorvagsvatn which you can see below.

Denmark Facts for Kids | Denmark for Kids | Travel | Geography | Food (7)Lake Sorvagsvatn on the Faroer islands

  • The largest islands of Denmark are Greenland, Disko Island (offGreenland) and Zealand where the capital city Copenhagen is located.

Denmark Facts
Facts about Greenland

  • Greenland is the world's largest island.
  • In Greenlandic, Greenland is called Kalaallit Nunaatwhich means "Land of the People".
  • 56,000 people live on the arctic island that is located about 3,400 km/ 2,110 miles off the Danish north western coastline - and the island of Greenland belongs geographically to the North American continent.
  • Once a Danish colony, Greenland is now a district of Denmark since 1953 and has its own local government.

Denmark Facts for Kids | Denmark for Kids | Travel | Geography | Food (8)Nuuk

  • Nuukis the capital of Greenland.
  • 80% of Greenland is covered byice and snowand most people live along the coastline.
  • Greenlandicis recognised as an official language in Denmark.
  • Summer is the time to visit as then the temperatures are a bit warmer. July is also the only month when temperatures reach above freezing. This is the time to experience the warm magical light of themidnight sun. The sun does not set for two months, from May 25 to July 25.
  • TheNorthern Lights, a wonderful spectacle can best be admired on clear autumn and winter nights.

Read more Denmark Facts about Greenland here.

Denmark Facts | Animals in Denmark

Arctic wildlife include walruses, polar bears, humpback whales, reindeers and musk oxen.

Denmark Facts for Kids | Denmark for Kids | Travel | Geography | Food (9)Musk ox

The Faroe islandswhich are located between Iceland and Norway are also called 'sheep islands' because on the islands live about twice as many sheep than people. The sheep are used there as 'lawnmowers' as many houses on the island have grass roofs which are mown by sheep!

Denmark Facts for Kids | Denmark for Kids | Travel | Geography | Food (10)Faroe islands house with grass roof

Denmark Facts | Attractions

  • Copenhagen: When visiting the capital city, a stop at the royal palace is a must as is experiencing a stroll along Nyhavn or riding a carousel in Tivoli Gardens, one of the world's oldest amusement centres. The Little Mermaidis a bronze and granite statue at the harbour entrance and is a famous landmark in Copenhagen.

Denmark Facts for Kids | Denmark for Kids | Travel | Geography | Food (11)Little Mermaid statue - image by Pocholo Calapre

  • Aarhus: Denmark's second largest city is located on Jutland. Aarhus has more than 1.2 million inhabitants. Marvel at the architecture of the Isbjerget or Iceberg building or walk on the Infinity Bridge, a circular bridge along the coast, which will be built up at the coast again in May. Or visit the 'Old Town' open-air museum with timber buildings and learn about the city's history.

Denmark Facts for Kids | Denmark for Kids | Travel | Geography | Food (12)Aarhus' stunning Iceberg buildings

  • Odense: Denmark'sthirdlargest city is the birthplace of fairytale writer Hans Christian Anderson (1805-1875). Today, the city is one of the most liveable and future-proof cities in Europe. More than 120 robotics companies are located in the city. There are regularly fairs and exhibitions in the city that also attract young inventors and robotics enthusiasts.

Denmark Facts for Kids | Denmark for Kids | Travel | Geography | Food (13)Hans Christian Anderson Statue in Odense

  • Råbjerg Mile: The dunes near Skagen are known to be the largest migrating dunes in Northern Europe.

Denmark Facts for Kids | Denmark for Kids | Travel | Geography | Food (14)Råbjerg Mile - migrating dunes in Denmark

  • Roskilde: The city in Zeeland houses the famous Viking Ship museum which displays five longships.The largest cathedral of Denmark is located in the city. The cathedral is the official royal burial church and the final resting place of Danish kings and queens.

Denmark Facts for Kids | Denmark for Kids | Travel | Geography | Food (15)Tomb of Margarete I in Roskilde

  • Frederiksborg: This castle inHillerød is known as thelargest Renaissance castle in the Nordic region.

Denmark Facts for Kids | Denmark for Kids | Travel | Geography | Food (16)Frederiksborg castle and gardens

There are so many great places in Denmark to visit, there are just to many to mention here. We will show you more places on a special page with more Denmark Facts here soon.

Denmark Facts | Danish Royals

Denmark is among the oldest monarchies in the world. The Danish royal heritage dates back to the first king in 958.

The current reigning monarch is Margrethe II. She is the Queen of Denmark since 1972. Her son, Crown Prince Frederick, will succeed on her throne. The Crown Prince is married to Crown Princess Mary, an Australian. They have four children.

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The Danish royal familylives most of the times in Amalienborg Palace in the capital city.

Denmark Facts for Kids | Denmark for Kids | Travel | Geography | Food (17)Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen

Amalienborg royal palace consist of four identical buildings that are guarded by the Royal Life Guards. Many people come to watch the Changing of the Guards that takes place every day at 12h00 noon.

The duties of the royal family include welcoming foreign state visitors and promoting charitable causes. However, the queen does only play a very limited part in the Danish government, however, she appoints a new government after national elections.

Denmark Facts | The Danes

The people in Denmark are referred to as Danes.

The Danes hold their midsummer festival on 23 June, this festival has pagan roots. The main attraction of the festival are the community bonfires on which a dummy of a witch is burned. Families and friends meet at the bonfires and celebrate at home with a family dinner.

Denmark Facts for Kids | Denmark for Kids | Travel | Geography | Food (18)Sankt Hans bonfire - image by Stig Alenas

Soccer and handball are the most popular sports in Denmark.Many Danish people aresoccer fans.

Famous Danes
Famous Danish People

Among the most well known Danish sculptors, writers and artists are:

  • Edvard Eriksen (1876 - 1959) - sculptor of the "Little Mermaid" statue in Copenhagen
  • Hans Christian Andersen (1805 - 1875) writer, poet and author of fairy tales such as The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina and many others. The story of the movie 'Frozen' was initially based on his fairy tale "The Snow Queen'
  • Ole Kirk Christiansen (1891 - 1958) - carpenter who founded the Lego company. He first started with interlocking wooden bricks as toys. The name Lego stems from the Danish words leg god meaning 'plays well’ but also is used in the Latin term legowhich means 'I put together’. The Lego brick as we buy it today was invented in 1958.

Denmark Facts for Kids | Denmark for Kids | Travel | Geography | Food (19)Legoland in Billund - image by Anna Soelberg

  • Karen Blixen (1885 - 1962) - author of 'Out of Africa'. The famous story is based on her life in Kenya.
  • Arne Jacobsen (1902 - 1971) - furniture designer is known for his modernist chairs such as the Egg chair
  • Jorn Utzhorn (1918 - 2008) - architect and designer of the Sydney Opera House

Facts about Denmark
Languages in Denmark

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Danish is spoken in Denmark and in some regions in northern Germany. Danish speaking minority groups are also found in the other Scandinavian countries Norway and Sweden as well as in some countries around the world such as in the USA, Canada and Brazil.

Standard Danish refers to the language based on the dialects spoken around the capital city Copenhagen.

Most Scandinavians can understand each other fairly well as Norwegian, Swedish and Danish languages are quite close in vocabulary and grammar.

English is the most common second language in Denmark and most young people speak English fluently.

Denmark Facts | Danish Language

The Danish language has many similarities with the English language as they both belong to the Germanic language family.

There are 29 letters in the Danish alphabet which includes also the vowels æ,ø, andå. The letters c,q,w,x and z are only used in words that stem from a different language, in so-called loan words.

Here are some useful Danish words:

  • god dag: Good day
  • Hej! Hello!
  • Jeg er...: My name is...
  • farvel: goodbye
  • tak: thank you
  • velbekomme: you are welcome
  • Jeg elsker dig: I love you

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Denmark Economy

The country has some of the world-leading companies in renewable energy, pharmaceuticals, shipping industry and high-tech machinery.

The main export and import partners are Germany and Sweden. Denmark's Maersk shipping company is the world's largest container shipping operator and transports over 12 million containers every year!

The main Danish exports are wind turbines and machinery, pharmaceuticals, meat and dairy products as well as furniture and design products.

In 2019, Denmark generated 50% of its electricity needs with solar and wind energy.

Denmark Facts for Kids | Denmark for Kids | Travel | Geography | Food (22)Offshore wind farm near Copenhagen

A giant wind farm is currently built off the island of Møn in the Baltic Sea. When completed in 2022, this wind farm will produce enough energy for 600 000 households.

Denmark is a member country of the European Union, but not a member of the European monetary union and thus did not introduce the Euro.

The unemployment rate is low. About 5% of the Danish people are registered as unemployed. Most people work in the services sector.

Denmark Facts | Danish Food

The Danish main dishes contain: potatoes, fish, seafood, meat, vegetables or salad and some fruit.

The national dish is stegtflaeskwhich is fried pork belly strips with crackling and served with potatoes and a white parsley sauce or red cabbage.

Open faced sandwiches orSmørrebrødare very popular and can be bought in many bistros and coffee shops. Slices of rye bread are topped with cold meat, pickled or fried fish and eggs and onion.

Here is some other typical Danish food:

Denmark Facts for Kids | Denmark for Kids | Travel | Geography | Food (23)Smørrebrød in a foodmarket in Copenhagen

  • Smørrebrød: buttered open sandwich, usually on rye bread with various toppings
  • Frikadeller: meatballs made with pork or veal meats
  • Rullepoelse: rolled pork sausage cold cuts
  • Spegesild: pickled herring
  • Rødgrød medfløde: sweet dessert or red berry compote made with strawberries, raspberries and rhubarb and served with cream orice-creamtopping
  • Drømmekage:meaning 'dream cake' is a simple sponge cake but with a delicious coconut and brown sugar topping
  • Wienerbrød: similar to what we can 'Danish pastry :-)

Denmark Facts for Kids | Denmark for Kids | Travel | Geography | Food (24)Typical Danish pastry called Wienerbrod

Denmark Facts | Did you know...

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... that the Bluetooth logo includes the letters H and B of the Scandinavian runes writing system?

H and B were the initials of Harald Bluetooth. The letters were merged and then used as the new logo by the creators of the Bluetooth wireless technology.

... and that Denmark has two national anthems?

The royal anthem (which is normally played internationally) and the national anthem (which is only played in Denmark and only when royalty is not attending the event)

Resources for Denmark Facts

These are useful resources for Denmark Facts:

  • Central Intelligence Agency. "Denmark"World Fact Book.Updated 1 February 2021. Last accessed 5 February 2021
  • Visit Denmark. "Official Guide to Copenhagen."VisitCopenhagen.Last accessed 21 February 2020
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. "Official Website of Denmark." accessed 21 February 2020
  • Government of Greenland. "Explore Greenland." Visit Greenland.Last accessed 5 February 2021
  • Innovative Languages. "Danish Key Phrases List." DanishClass101.Last accessed 5 February 2021
  • Kim Nielsen. "Recipe for Danish Dream Cake."Nordic Food & Living. Last updated 11 April 2020.Last accessed 5 February 2021

Edited Scandinavia map 2020: Thanks for the corrections, Olympia!

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How old is Denmark? ›

The area now known as Denmark has a rich prehistory, having been populated by several prehistoric cultures and people for about 12,000 years, since the end of the last ice age.
Earliest literary sources.
Kingdom of Denmark in the Middle Ages Kongeriget Danmark i middelalderen
• Formed8th century
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Why is Denmark good for children? ›

Denmark is a pretty good place to raise children. Working hours are short, and it's perfectly OK to leave work at 3 or 4 o'clock to pick up your kids. There's a good system for early childhood health. A nurse visits your home when your child is a baby.

What is Denmark known for? ›

Like the rest of Scandinavia, Denmark is known for its high-quality design and architecture. Just think Bang & Olufsen, Arne Jacobsen's Egg chair, Royal Copenhagen porcelain and the Royal Opera House in Sydney – all the work of Danish designers and companies.

What are 10 key facts about Denmark? ›

25 Interesting facts about Denmark
  • Denmark is reported to be the happiest country in the world. ...
  • The highest mountain in Denmark is only 170.87 meters tall. ...
  • The Danes have a term called Janteloven. ...
  • Denmark has been inhabited since at least 12 500 BC. ...
  • The Danish flag is the oldest state flag still in use.
Dec 1, 2019

What is Denmark famous food? ›

A true classic: Smørrebrød

The Danish 'open faced' sandwiches, smørrebrød, are perhaps the most famous of the Danish food classics. Smørrebrød is simply a slice of rye bread with various combinations of toppings such as pickled herring, roast beef and eggs topped with mayo and shrimps.

Is Denmark a rich country? ›

GDP per capita adjusted for relative purchasing power gives us an idea, albeit an imperfect one. Luxembourg on the left is the world's richest country and Burundi on the right is the poorest.
RankCountryGDP-PPP ($)
11San Marino65,446
12Hong Kong SAR65,403
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Is Denmark a free country? ›

Denmark is a robust democracy with regular free and fair elections. Citizens enjoy full political rights, the government protects free expression and association, and the judiciary functions independently. However, Denmark has struggled to uphold fundamental freedoms for immigrants and other newcomers.

Is Denmark safe? ›

Generally speaking, Denmark is considered an extremely safe country to visit. It is a country with almost no risk of natural disasters and unlike most other European countries, the crime rates in Denmark are average and common sense should keep you out of any trouble.

What age kids start school in Denmark? ›

In Denmark 10 years of education is compulsory. Children must start school in the year they turn six years old. Whether the education is re- ceived in a publicly provided school, in a private school or at home is a matter of individual choice, as long as accepted standards are met.

Is Denmark child friendly? ›

There are a lot of opportunities and activities for families and children. There are a lot of parks and playgrounds in the cities, and adventure parks outside the cities. In Denmark, everything is family-friendly.

How long is a school day in Denmark? ›

The school day in Denmark is from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, but the first three years of school end at 12:00 noon. There is a half-hour lunch break. The school year is from August to June. The curriculum for primary and lower secondary education comprises compulsory courses and some optional for older students.

Why Denmark is so rich? ›

Denmark supports a high standard of living—its per capita gross national product is among the highest in the world—with well-developed social services. The economy is based primarily on service industries, trade, and manufacturing; only a tiny percentage of the population is engaged in agriculture and fishing.

How Denmark got its name? ›

In Old Norse, the country was called Danmǫrk, referring to the Danish March, viz. the marches of the Danes. The Latin and Greek name is Dania. According to popular legend, however, the name Denmark, refers to the mythological King Dan.

Why is Denmark a happy country? ›

Denmark ranks highly on all the main factors found to support happiness: caring, freedom, generosity, honesty, health, income and good governance, and comes in second to Norway in this year's World Happiness Report. The World Happiness Report 2017 is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness.

How many pigs are in Denmark? ›

The total Danish pig population as at 1 January 2021 was 5.2% higher than a year earlier. Overall pig numbers totalled 13.4 million head, in the latest figures published by Statistics Denmark. This increase is due to higher numbers of fattening pigs and piglets according to the Danish Agriculture & Food Council.

What language does Denmark speak? ›

Denmark has one official language: Danish. However, there are several minority languages spoken throughout the territory, if you include The Faeroe Islands and Greenland. Danes are taught English from a very young age and 86% of all Danes speak English as a second language.

What is Denmark's culture? ›

Key values in a typical Danish family include punctuality, planning, and responsibility. They often trust and share their daily lives with each other. It is common for all family members to attend sports clubs or other local activities after work and school.

What is Denmark's national animal? ›

The Danish national animal is the mute swan, which is famously known for its snow-white feathers, and for being the main character in H. C. Andersen's fairy tale, The Ugly Duckling.

What is a Danish name? ›

Danesh or Danish (دانش) is a Persian word which literally translates to "knowledge", "science" and "wisdom". It is a popular Muslim name in the Indian subcontinent.

What candy is Denmark known for? ›

Salmiaklakrids, flavored with salmiak, and salty Salt lakrids are typical Danish candy. Denmark produces some of the strongest licorice in the world and many Danes have a tendency to put licorice (“lakrids” in Danish) on everything, which foreigners sometimes really can't understand.

Which country is No 1 rich country? ›

1- United States: Located in North America, the United States ranks third in the world in terms of size and population. It has again beaten China, to become the richest country in the world.

Who is richest in world? ›

Jeff Bezos' net worth is approximately $131.9 billion, according to Forbes. The founder, chairman and former CEO of Amazon held the number one spot on Forbes' billionaire list for four years until he was overtaken by Musk. Bezos owns The Washington Post and Blue Origin, an aerospace company.

Is Denmark poor? ›

This is one of the lowest poverty rates in the world, around 10% less than the United State's poverty rate in 2020. With a high poverty rate in the late 1980s of around 1.2%, the decline has occurred steadily over the years. While the poverty rate tends to fluctuate from year to year, it remains relatively low.

Is Denmark the best country? ›

According to a recently published report by U. S. News & World Report Denmark is the 13th best country worldwide. Furthermore, the 2020 edition of the report “Best Countries” ranks Denmark as number one in two specific areas.

Is Denmark a good place to live? ›

Denmark has been named the world's best country to live in for both business and life by CEOWORLD magazine. Denmark wins for its healthcare services, clean environment and affordable housing and living costs.

Is Denmark powerful? ›

How Powerful Is Denmark? - YouTube

Can you smoke in Denmark? ›

Denmark has a smoking ban in all public indoor areas along with most other western European countries. In Copenhagen, smoking is forbidden in public buildings and private businesses - including restaurants, shops, transport, entertainment venues, workplaces etc.

How safe is China? ›

In terms of crime, China is recognised as being one of the safest countries in the world. Tough law enforcement, a 99% conviction rate, and draconian criminal penalties act as harsh and effective deterrents to serious crime.

Is Japan safe? ›

Japan is generally safe and is rated among the safest countries in the world. Reports of crime such as theft are very low and travellers are often stunned by the fact that locals leave belongings unaccompanied in cafes and bars (though we certainly don't recommend it!).

Does Denmark have homework? ›

Shorter school day (but fewer vacation days)–Here in Denmark, my kids will be going to school for six fewer hours per week. Hours are 7:45-2pm Mon-Thurs and 7:45-12:45 on Friday. With little to no homework, this will add up to a significant reduction in hours dedicated to schoolwork each week.

Do Danish schools have uniforms? ›

There are no requirements for school uniforms in Denmark, with students wearing whatever it is they feel comfortable in.

Is college free in Denmark? ›

Higher education in Denmark is free for students from the EU/EEA and Switzerland and for students who, according to EU law, are entitled to the same status as Danish citizens. Similarly, if you are participating in an exchange programme, you can study in Denmark for free.

What age is kindergarten in Denmark? ›

In Denmark, children typically enroll in kindergarten at the age of 3. Most kindergartens are more focused on teaching the children social skills, but in the final 3rd year before school starts, many children will receive some pre-school training based on their readiness.

Is Danish education good? ›

best Higher Education System in the World. The 2016 Universitas 21 Ranking ranks 50 countries separately by four areas, given an overall score. Once again Denmark is in the top 3.

What Colour is the Danish flag? ›

It consists of a white cross on a red background. The Danes were the first to adopt the cross design, which now features on all of the Nordic flags.

What age is high school in Denmark? ›

Education System in Denmark
MiddleMiddle School15–17
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Is English taught in Denmark? ›

Much like the neighboring Scandinavian countries of Sweden and Norway, English is firmly embedded into the society and very prevalent among the population. Children are taught English rigorously from the age of 6 onwards in the schools, so they are very fluent by the time they reach adulthood.

Do Danish schools teach in English? ›

English taught study programmes

Danish higher education institutions offer a large range of English taught programmes. Moreover, more or less all Danes speak English, so it is easy to communicate with your teachers, classmates and generally in your daily life.

Is Denmark a First World country? ›

Under the original, 1950s Cold War-era definition of the term, any list of First World countries would have included NATO members the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Turkey, and West Germany.

Does Denmark get much snow? ›

The country sees snowfall for about 20 to 25 days of approximately 6 inches (152 per year, with January and February being the snowiest months. Average winter temperatures, especially for the coldest months – January and February – are just above freezing point, that is, 32 degrees Fahrenheit or zero degrees Celsius.

Is Denmark a country? ›

Denmark is a country in northern Europe. It is made up of the Jutland Peninsula and more than 400 islands in the North Sea.

Is Denmark a last name? ›

In the United States, the name Denmark is the 17,800th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name.

How small is 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.

When was Denmark founded? ›

The period saw the adoption of the Constitution of Denmark on 5 June 1849, ending the absolute monarchy that was established in 1660 and introducing the current parliamentary system.
Denmark Danmark (Danish)
• Faroe Islands52,110
• Greenland56,081
• Density (Denmark)137.65/km2 (356.5/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2022 estimate
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What's the saddest country? ›

The top saddest countries in the world:
  • Zimbabwe.
  • Rwanda.
  • The Central African Republic.
  • Tanzania.
  • Syria.
  • Botswana.
  • Yemen.
  • Malawi.
May 27, 2022

What is the top 10 happiest country in the world? ›

Top 10 happiest countries

Northern Europe appeared to be one of the happiest regions in the world: All five Nordic countries – Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Sweden and Norway – ranked in the top eight. Here are the top 10 countries and their score: Finland- 7.821. Denmark- 7.636.

How many pigs are in Denmark? ›

The total Danish pig population as at 1 January 2021 was 5.2% higher than a year earlier. Overall pig numbers totalled 13.4 million head, in the latest figures published by Statistics Denmark. This increase is due to higher numbers of fattening pigs and piglets according to the Danish Agriculture & Food Council.

What do I need to know about Denmark? ›

21 Things You Should Know Before Moving to Denmark
  • They're (almost) the happiest country on Earth. ...
  • They have a large cultural emphasis on equality. ...
  • They have particularly high taxes. ...
  • LEGO is Danish. ...
  • Cycling is pivotal to the Danish way of life. ...
  • Denmark is one of the flattest countries in the world. ...
  • Healthcare is free.
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What did the Danish invent? ›

The Loud Speaker: Danish engineer Peter Jensen and American, Edwin Pridham, put their heads together in 1915 to invent the 'Magnavox',' the first loudspeaker the world had ever seen.

What is a blue flag with a yellow cross? ›

The Swedish flag goes back to the middle of the 16th century. The design is said to have been inspired by the Danish flag, the Dannebrog. The precise origin and age of the Swedish flag is unknown but the first confirmed example of a yellow cross on a blue background dates from the middle of the 16th century.

Can you get married in Sweden? ›

You may get married in Sweden even if you do not reside in Sweden. Information from the Church of Sweden about getting married abroad. When the consideration of impediments to marriage is complete, you will receive a certificate of no impediment and a wedding certificate from the Tax Agency.

How old is Sweden? ›

The country has a 1,000-year-long continuous history as a sovereign state, but its territorial expanse changed often until 1809.

Is Danish pork safe? ›

Danish pig production is characterised by high food safety standards and good animal health.

Do pigs get antibiotics? ›

Over half of the farmers used antibiotics for disease prevention in pig production. The total amount of active ingredients mixed into medicated feed for pigs was estimated to be 843 tonnes in 2017. Amoxicillin was the most common antibiotic used for disease prevention and mixed into medicated feed.

Which country has most pigs? ›

There were about 784.2 million pigs worldwide as of April 2022, meaning that China was home to more than half of the global pig population. Unsurprisingly, China is the leading pork producer worldwide, producing about 55 million metric tons of pork each year.

How much is food in Denmark? ›

Food prices in Denmark
Supermarket productsPrice
Big Mac meal64 DKK
Lunch at a café130–160 DKK
Two-course meal (mid-range restaurant)250–300 DKK
Two-course meal (high-end restaurant)300–600 DKK
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Aug 21, 2019

How safe is Denmark? ›

Denmark is, yet again, ranked as one the the safest countries in the world according to the newly released Global Peace Index. Denmark is the fith safest country in the world– only surpassed by Iceland, New Zealand, Portugal and Austria.

What is Denmark like to live? ›

Denmark is a safe and secure country with a very low crime rate. In addition to this, Denmark is one of the least corrupt countries in the world. There are high levels of social trust in Denmark, meaning Danes trust their government and each other.

What are Danes proud of? ›

What Danes are most proud of. One of the things I've learned is that the aspects of Danish culture that the Danes are most proud of can be troublesome for newcomers. For example, the Danes are proud of their egalitarian society and informality.

What are people from Denmark called? ›

The people of Denmark are known as Danes. They are Nordic Scandinavians, many of which are blond, blue-eyed, and tall. In the southern part of the country, some people have German ancestry. Danes have one of the highest standards of living in the world.

Is Denmark a country? ›

Denmark i a small country with a population of approximately 5,8 million. It is one of the three Scandinavian countries, and Denmark also shares border with Germany.


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