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Discover the most interesting Denmark Facts. From Viking’s history to funny facts to kids, here are over 100 of them to help get you ready to visit Denmark.

Facts About Denmark

Looking for some facts about Denmark? Then, look no further. Below are over 100 facts that prove why Denmark is one of the best countries in the world to visit.

Many of the facts are more interesting than you might first imagine! Like did you know that Denmark’s simultaneously one of the smallest and largest countries in the world? How is that possible you ask? Well, find out in this post.

This post contains facts for everyone! Whether you are looking for the most popular 40 facts about Denmark, facts for kids, or facts about the booming economy. Use the table below and jump around to the facts that interest you. 

Interesting Denmark Facts

Denmark Facts

Denmark is a country of Islands. 

The Kingdom of Denmark is made up of hundreds of islands. Four hundred forty-three islands, to be exact. However, only 70 of the islands are inhabited. 

Denmark owns the largest island in the world

Another fact about Denmark relating to islands is that Denmark technically owns Greenland. In many ways, Greenland maintains autonomy, however, the largest island in the world is a Danish-dependent territory.

Greenland’s Budget Comes from the Danes

Greenland has a limited government and parliament. However, 2/3 of the Greenlands budget comes from Denmark. 

Danish Tallest Mountain…. isn’t tall. 

Are you a hill hater? Well, Denmark’s the place for you. The tallest mountain in Denmark is only 170 meters tall – just over 550 feet. Maybe the lack of tall hills contributes to why Denmark is obsessed with biking.

Rain, Snow, or Shine, Biking is always Fine

As you read through all these facts about Denmark, you start to see that many of them revolve around biking. The Danes are obsessed with biking. So much in fact, that the weather is never an issue. 3/4 Danes country to bike even in the winter months. So if you like the cold, this could be one of the best places to travel in December.

Lots of Rain or Snow

Speaking of weather, it rains (or snows in the winter) every other day. Denmark on average gets 171 days of precipitation of 0.004 in or more. 

The Country has 7,456 miles of Bike Tracks

Danes love to cycle! Even many of the things to do in Copenhagen, have to do with biking. So many people love to bike in Denmark that the country has over 12,000km of bike lanes and cycle tracks.

The United States Wanted to Buy Greenland 

One last fact about Denmark (and Greenland) is that in August 2019, the president of the United States ( Donald Trump) floated the idea of trying to buy the island. Was he serious? 

Lego was started in Denmark in 1932

And they are the most well-known export of the country.

Lego’s Touched Every Entertainment Outlet Since then

 Lego has become a worldwide phenomenon that has touched everything from video games and movies to theme parks and clothing.  

Lego’s Taken Over the World 

Lego’s become one of the biggest companies in the world. And Now, Lego is a multibillion-dollar company.

Denmark’s for Foodies 

Denmark has some of the best restaurants in the world. None more famous than Noma, which has held a top spot of the “best restaurants in the world” for over 7 years. 

Europe’s Fittest Women

 While they love food in Denmark they know how to maintain a proper diet. The WHO (World Health Organization) has found that Danish women have the lowest rate of obesity in the European Union

Michelin Star Madness 

Speaking of high-class cuisine, Denmark has 25 Michelin Star Restaurants, with a total of 33 Michelin Stars. 

16 of the country’s Michelin Star Restaurants are in Copenhagen

These 16 restaurants hold 23 of the country’s stars. 

Coolest Neighborhoods in the World 

Vesterbro, in downtown Copenhagen, has been voted by Lonely Planet and Bussiness Insider as one of the coolest neighborhoods in the world. 

The Bottom of Scandinavia 

One easy and fun fact about Denmark for kids is that it’s the southernmost of the Nordic countries. And I know live just 15 minutes from Denmark, which is just one of the fun facts about me.. It’s below Norway, Sweden, and Finland. And on Denmark’s southern border it touches Germany.

Danes Have A High Level of Trust 

Because Denmark is uncorrupt and everyone is happy the people have a high level of trust in each other, the monarchy, and government institutions. Trust in each other is a cornerstone of life in Denmark. 

Awesome National Parks 

There are five national parks spread around a handful of the major islands. Each of these parks holds a diverse amount of flora, fauna, beachfront, and wildlife. Nature lovers with love these Denmark Facts

Pork, it’s what Danes Love to Eat for Dinner 

Being a maritime superpower you would imagine that the national dish would be seafood-related. However, that’s not the case. The National dish of Denmark’s called stegt flæsk ( Or fried pork) which is usually served with potatoes and a parsley sauce. 

Swans Are Denmark’s National Bird

This is a strange choice for any Nordic country. However, the National Bird of Denmark is the swan.

Denmark’s Windy

The average wind speed in Denmark is 13 miles an hour. In 2013, during Hurricane Allan, Denmark had record-smashing winds that went as high as 119 miles an hour. 

Denmark Exports A Massive Number of Wind Turbines

 Denmark puts all that wind to good use. In the 1970s, Denmark was a pioneer in developing wind turbines. To this day they are a massive exporter of wind turbines around the world.

Denmark, a mass mink exporter

Speaking of exports, Denmark’s largest exporter, and producer of ranch mink in the entire world. That’s a lot of mink fur.

Denmark has the Longest Pedestrian Street in Europe

Stroget, in Downtown Copenhagen, is the longest car-free shopping street in the world. It is famed for its food shopping, and entertainment. 

Denmark culture facts

Denmark – the happiest place in the world? 

A lot of surveys pinpoint Denmark as the happiest country in the world to live in. Like the un world happiness report And no matter how the survey is measuring happiness, Denmark always seems to come out on top. And as a huge fan of Denmark, I agree with this wholeheartedly. Danes are good-hearted people, and the country has a happy vibe to it. And 

Bicycle Mania 

Danes are obsessed with biking; so much so that there are double the amount of bikes are cars in the country.

In that same vein, over 50 percent of Copenhageners bike to work. And biking is one of the main things to do in Copenhagen for travelers. On average Copenhageners bike 1.13 million km a day. 

In Denmark, You Are Always Near the Ocean

The furthest place point in Denmark from the sea is 30 miles. 

Danish people love being comfortable

They even have their word to describe it “hygge”. 

You Can’t Translate Hygge

And while “hygge’s” is a concept that doesn’t have a direct translation in English. Although, the word that comes the closest is comfy. 

Denmark is one of the Smallest Countries in the World by Size

As far as size Denmark is small, it ranks 130th in size in the world.

Danes are liberal and have a progressive attitude about sex

Danes are known for their liberal and progressive attitude toward sex. And they have a stricter attitude toward violence. Almost the opposite of the United States which are liberal on violence, but strict on sexual content.

In 1969 Danes legalized pornography

Meaning it can even be found on tv. Prostitution is also legal in Denmark. 

Unmarried Men Have a Strange Birthday Tradition

On your 25th birthday, if you are unmarried, you get a cinnamon roll thrown over you. This is one of the craziest facts about Denmark. 

A Society Based on Agriculture 

The Danes has a society based on the land for hundreds of years. Their roots are in agriculture and fishing. 

Tied to the Land 

Because their society was based on agriculture the Danes have a deep connection to the land. This might be why they are a pioneer in green sustainability. They have a holistic attitude towards water and waste management, and renewable energy. 

Denmark Powered By Wind 

I mentioned earlier that Denmark led the charge in producing and exporting wind turbines. However, the country uses them itself. Denmark loves green energy, and 41% of the energy in Denmark is produced by wind. Per capita, they produce twice as much as the next runner-up. 

Punctuality’s Important 

Being on time for work, a meeting, or even just to see friends is a big deal in Denmark. A key part to integrate into Danish society. 

Awesome Material Leave 

Women get 18 Weeks of paid leave. Men get an extra 2. As well as another 32 weeks of paid leave they can split between themselves. 

Denmark and the Faroe Island

 Besides Greenland, the Kingdom of Denmark owns the self-governing area of the Faroe Islands.

Salty Sweet 

A favorite snack of Denmark, actually of most of Scandinavia, is salty licorice. 

Half the People in Copenhagen Bike to Work Ever Day

Yep, 50% off Copenhageners bike back and forth to work every day.

Another Fun Fact About Biking

The average person in Copenhagen bikes up to 3km a day. On average, the total sum of km biked in a day is 1.13km. 

If you stretched out all the kilometers biked in Copenhagen in a single day, it would go around the world 35 times each day. 

Traffic Lights Especially for Bikers

Another fun fact about Denmark that revolves around biking is the traffic lights. Denmark’s bike is crazy, so much so that the country has specific traffic lights for bikers. 

Certified Food Lovers

Danes love eating! Danes are the 5th largest exporter of food in the entire world. 

Prince on the Catwalk

Prince Nikolai, the grandson of Queen Margrethe, currently moonlights his princely duties and works as a model around the world. 

Denmark Has Awesome Sandwhich’s 

One of Denmark’s best culinary delights is the Smørrebrød. An open-faced sandwich. Over time these sandwiches have become more and more elaborate. 

Everyone’s Equal

The Danish word “Janteloven” doesn’t have a direct translation in English. But the closest meaning is that it’s no better or less than, it’s equal. In Sweden, they have a similar word, that I’m still trying to grasp the proper way to use.  

Copenhagen’s Water is Clean Enough You Can Swim in It

The Harbour water in Copenhagen is so clean you can in it. They even have built-in baths at the Harbor.  

Denmark’s Most Famous Musicians 

Lars Ulrich, Metallica’s drummer, was born in Denmark. 

Extra Letters in the Alphabet 

Like Sweden, Denmark has three extra letters in the Alphabet. Though the letters are different than in Sweden. The Danish letters are Æ, Ø, Å.

The World’s Oldest Musical Instruments 

Denmark has the world’s oldest surviving musical instruments. These curving horns date back to the Bronze Age – which ran from 3,000 B.C. to 1,200 B.C.

Salty Liquorice is a Way of Life

This fact about Denmark boggling my mind. (and to be honest, it’s true for every country in Scandanavia). But the Danish are obsessed with salty and dark licorice. The Swedes are as well. They put salty licorice is sweet like chocolate and cakes. This is one part of Denmark’s culture I can’t understand, as I hate it.

Copenhagen has teh Most Popular smørrebrød resteruant

smørrebrød’s one of the best things about Denmark. Ida Davidsen restaurant in Copenhagen’s the best place in the country to get it. For four generations the family has been making them. And using the same recipe for 100 years. 

Christiania is a city in Copenhagen.

Christiania is a free-spirited, hippie-like community in Copenhagen. The Danish government lets the community run by its laws as long as they keep it in its area. There’s a lot of weed and a communal type of living atmosphere. It’s like walking into another country. Visitors are welcome to visit, though taking photos is discouraged. 

Facts About Denmarks Economy  

Denmark Has a High Tax Rate

Denmark Has one of the highest taxes in the world at 25%.

Denmark Also Has High-Income Taxes 

Danes also have one of the most expensive income taxes in the world. With some Danes paying as much as 45%.

Danes Are Happy About the Tax Rate

Shocking surveys have found that 90% of Danes are happy with the tax rate. 

Free Economy 

Denmark has an economic freedom score of over 78 percent. Making it the 8th freest economy in the world.

4th Freest in Europe

This also makes Denmark the 4th Freest Economy in Europe. Only Switzerland, Ireland, and the UK have freer economies. 

Property Protection 

A un basis, independent judicial system strongly enforces property rights in Denmark. Property owners have a lot of rights. 

No Corruption 

Denmark’s the least corrupt nation in the world, according to the 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index. A close 2nd place is New Zealand.

Denmark is a Shipping Giant 

Denmark has always been a waterway shipping power. 10% of Globally Traded Goods are transported in Danish Shipping Containers 

A Hard to Please Langauge 

Strangely enough, there’s no word for please in Danish. Maybe this goes back to the Viking’s days when they took what they wanted. Who knows? 

Only one Land Border 

The only land border Denmark shares is with Germany. Water divides the other borders from Sweden and Norway. 

Free Health Care

Yes, Denmark has free health care for everyone.

Freed Education As Well

Denmark also has free education. Free education and health care are part of the reason the country has such high taxes. But the people believe it’s worth it. 

Mass Immigration to the United States

In the late 1800s to early 1900s, over 10 percent of Denmark’s population emigrated to the United States. 

Denmark and Greenland’s Relationship

The relationship between Denmark and Greenland can be compared to Scotland in the UK. Denmark gives the country of Greenland around half a billion dollars a year. 

Denmark Wants to Keep Greenland Happy

Denmark owns Greenland. But they have an invested interest in keeping the country happy, as Greenlands is an important strategic spot. 

Fun Facts About Denmark for Kids

Denmark Facts

Denmark is the birthplace of Amusement Parks. 

The world’s oldest theme park, Bakken, is just outside of Copenhagen. There’s also Tivoli Gardens, in downtown Copenhagen. Both of these theme parks are still open today. And Tivoli Gardens was visited by Walt Disney, who used the park as inspiration to start Disney World, so a great option if you are traveling as a family.

The Little Mermaid Also Comes from Denmark

Speaking of Walt Disney, the famous Disney movie “the little Mermaids” is based on the tale of renowned Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. 

Being so close to the sea at all points means that knowing how to swim is vital

 Swimming lessons are part of the curriculum in every state school. 

Denmark’s Small Surface Size

The Kingdom of Denmark is roughly the size of Maryland or West Virginia in the United States. 

The Danish company, Lego, started out making wooden toys

It wasn’t until the mid-1900s that they started making the blocks that have become a worldwide obsession. 

No drinking age 

There are no laws in Denmark that set an age limit on drinking. 

You can try but can’t Buy 

While there is no age limit for drinking booze, there are age limits on how old you must be to buy alcohol. Beers can be bought at 16. And you need to be over 18 to buy hard liquor. 

No drunks 

This attitude towards booze has led to a more controlled and relaxed atmosphere about drinking. 

A Good, yet Ironic Sense of Humor 

Yep, Danes do have a strong sense of humor. However, their sense of humor is rooted in irony. 

Sausage Crazy

The average Dane eats an average of 42 sausages a year. 

A country of Small Cities

Copenhagen is by far the biggest city in the country. However, the 2nd largest city, Aarhus, has a population of 330,000. The 3rd biggest city Odense has a population of just over 200,000.

Related Languages 

Surprise surprise, Danish is the national language of Denmark. However, did you know that language is similar to Norwegian and Swedish? 

Copenhagen the most Popular Nordic City

Copenhagen’s the most visited city in Scandinavia and attracts around 30 million travelers a year. That 6 times the population of the entire country. 

Denmark’s a Kingdom

Most people know Denmark, as well as Denmark. However, the official name of the country is the Kingdom of Denmark. 

Denmark’s Royal Family

As you might expect, now that you know that Denmark’s a kingdom, the country has a Royal Family. The Danish monarchy is the oldest in the world. 

The Viking Queen

Queen Margrethe II, the current queen of the Kingdom of Denmark, can track her lineage back to the Vikings over 1,000 years ago.  

Connected to Sweden via Bridges

Even though they are right next to each other Denmark, and Sweden don’t touch. They are connected by Oresund Bridge. 

The Danish Parliament

The Danish Parliament consists of 179 members elected by proportional representation. It meets every 4 years. The current government is a coalition of Social Democrats and Liberal Party.

Over 5 Million People Speak the Danish Language 

Danish is spoken by approximately 5 million people worldwide. It is one of the official languages of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands.

Danes have won 14 Nobel Prizes 

Yep, 14 danish people have won the Nobel prize or Nobel Laureates. 

Denmark Facts – historical facts about Denmark

Day Trips from Copenhagen

Denmark has one of the oldest monarchies in the world.

 It started in 935, during the age of Gorm the Old. Today this day, the monarchy is still going, even though it’s evolved and taken different forms over the last thousand years.

Burn the Flag

 It is currently not illegal to burn the Danish Flag in Denmark.

Don’t Burn, Baby

However, it is illegal to burn a flag from any other countries

Denmark was settled in the New Stone Age

Denmark started being settled more than 4,700 years ago. During the New Stone age, farmers started settling here. 

In 1989 Denmark became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex unions. 

And over 85% of the population support this decision. 

Denmark led the way for same-sex marriages

And since then 28 countries have followed suit. 

The Vikings First Raid

Vikings from Denmark raided the Lindisfarne Abbey in 793. Marking the first Viking raid in Britain. 

700 years of Viking Raids

From the 4th to 11th century Vikings raided the coast of Europe. From the 8th to the 11th century they raid Britain as well. 

The Oldest Flag

Back to flags, did you know that the oldest state flag in the world is the Danish Flag or Dannebrog? And dates back over 800 years. Technically, it’s not the oldest flag that ever existed. However, it’s the oldest flag in continuous use. 

Danish Pastries Trace Back to Vienna

The famous Danish Pastry “wienerbrød” actually translates to “Viennese bread” as it was brought to the country in the mid-1800s by a group of Austrian bakers that moved to the country. It is a big part of Danish culture. 

The Foundation of Copenhagen

Copenhagen was founded in 1167 by Bishop Absalon. 

Royal Models

Prince Nikolai, who’s currently working as a model around the world, isn’t the first Danish royal to strut on the catwalk. 

150 Years of Carlsberg

Carlsberg, the most well-known Danish beer, started in Copenhagen and has been providing beer to Denmark for over 150 years. And the brewery is one of the best things to do in Copenhagen . 

Denmarks have Been Inhabited for Thousands of Years

The oldest archeological findings in Denmark show that the country has been lived in since at least 12,500 B.C.

Denmark’s Princess Is from Tasmania

The wife of Spanish Crown Prince Frederik, Princess Mary, comes from Tasmania, Australia. 

Greenland Improves Denmark, US relations. 

Denmark and the United States have a close relationship. A part of this is because Denmark lets the United States house several military bases on the island. 

The Vikings Kingdoms in England

In 1832 the Danes landed in England and set up two Kingdoms there.

Towns in England

To this day, over 2,000 towns and villages still have traces of the Danish occupation in their names. 

Denmark’s neutral Country

Throughout history, Denmark has remained a neutral country. They even remain neutral in World War I. 

Denmark Used to Own the Virgin Islands.

The Virgin Islands now belong to the United States. However, these islands used to belong to the Kingdom of Denmark. In 1917 the United States bought the Virgin Islands from Denmark. 

Denmark Transformed into a Constitutional Monarchy

In 1843, Denmark changed from a monarchy to a constitutional monarchy. This established a two-chamber parliament system. 

Denmark Started Nato

Well, maybe started isn’t the right word. But in 1949 Denmark became a COfounder of Nato. 

Bickering with Canada

In more recent history Denmark’s had a little argument with Canada over the small islands of Hans in the arctic. 

Women’s Rights

In 1915, Denmark gave women the right to vote. That was 4 years before women could vote in the United States. 

Finland Gave Women the Right to Vote Before Denmark. 

While Denmark was an early adopter of giving women the right to vote they were not the first. The first country in Europe to give women the right to vote was Finland, which let women vote 30 years before Denmark.

The Kingdom of Denmark and Norway

Denmark and Norway used to be one massive Kingdom ruled by Denmark. In the 15th Century King Christian I of Denmark, connected Denmark, Norway, Sleswick, and Holstein. 

The Treaty of Kiel

In 1814, the Treaty of Kiel forced the Kingdom of Denmark to cede Norway to the Kingdom of Sweden. 

Why is Denmark, Called Denmark?

No one is sure why Denmark is called Denmark. According to legend. According to the myth, Denmark means “flat land.” Others say it means “Land of the Danes”. 

The longest River in Denmark

Gudenåen flows 98 miles – or 158km – making it the longest river in Denmark. 

Buying a Car in Denmark’s Expensive

Denmark charges an insane tax for buying a car. In fact, on new car purchases, the country charges a tax of 150%.  

Denmark has 14 Nobel Prizes

Demark has 14 Nobel Prizes. These prizes have come from medicine, physiology, and literature. 

Denmark, Land of the Creek Men

No one is 100 percent sure of what the word Vikings means. However, most believe it means “men of the creeks”. Another popular translation is sea warriors. 

Christan X, the couragous King. 

Denmark was occupied by the Nazis in World War II. The Danish King, Christian X, would ride the streets of Copenhagen every day. He wanted to show and inspire courage against the Nazis. And would occasionally be caught in gunfire. 

Danish Vikings

Denmark was founded by the Vikings in the 8th century AD. It became a kingdom in 958 AD. In 1536, Christian IV took over the Danish throne. He was succeeded by his son Frederick II who ruled until 1648 when he died without issue. His brother Christian V then ascended the throne.

Denmark facts population

Denmark has a population of under 6 million. 

The total population of the country is 5.8 million. 

While Denmark has a tiny population compared to the rest of Europe.

 It has the second largest population in Scandinavia, only surpassed by Sweden, which has close to 10 million. 

Pre Approved Names 

The government has a list of 7,000 names that you are allowed to name your baby. Yep, there’s no going be no baby “prince.” 

Growing Life Expectancy

 Between 2005 and 2015 Life Expectancy at Birth has grown by 4 years. 

Copenhagen, Denmark’s Largest City

 Just under a quarter of the Denmark population live in the capital. 

The Smallest Kingdom

Denmark’s the smallest kingdom in smallest of the Three Kingdoms in Scandinavia. One of the short but fun facts about Denmark

Small in Size

The country of Denmark is half the size of Scotland. Well, a little over half the size, but it’s close enough. In terms of square miles, New York State is 3 times bigger than Denmark. 

Is it small? 

It’s the 12th Largest Country in the World. If you count all the islands the Kingdom of Denmark owns, like Greenland, it’s the 12th largest country in the world.

Greenland for Independence! 

Most of the population of Greenland wants independence from Greenland someday. Denmark has now given up a claim to Greenland’s natural resources. And many Greenlanders expect to be independent of Denmark in their lifetime. 

Greenland relies on Denmark

While Greenlanders want to be independent of Denmark the country has no floating currency, no military, and no seat at the UN. Denmark represents Greenland in all these things. 

Denmark has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe

As of 2020, Denmark has an unemployment rate of 4.9 percent. Making it one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe. Next to Germany and the Czech Republic. 

 The Faroe Islands import a lot of Brides

 Men outnumber women by over 2,000 on the islands of Faroe. And to keep the population up, they have resulted in important brides from other countries like Thailand. 

The Safest City in the World, Copenhagen? 

In general Denmark’s one of the safest countries in the world, being safe is a point of pride for Danes. And Many people consider Copenhagen the safest city in the world. Denmark has a low crime rate, and so does the capital. 

Danes are Art Lovers

Denmarks has a vast wealth of museums, art galleries, and artistic structures. Some of the art museums are famed across the entire world. The country loves promoting history and art and is a great thriving country for any artist to visit. 

More Denmark Facts

  1. Copenhagen Harbour is one of the largest artificial harbors in Europe. There are three main parts to the harbor; the inner part, which is used for commercial shipping; the outer part, which is used mainly for leisure activities; and the middle part, which is used both for commercial and leisure activities.
  2. The Jutland Peninsula is located in northern Europe and is bordered by Germany to the west, Sweden to the north, Norway to the east, and the best things to do in Estonia, just over the Baltic Sea to the south. It is also known as the Danish West Coast.
  3. Lego Was Founded Almost 100 Years Ago.
  4. Ole Kirk Christiansen was born in 1858 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He founded Lego in 1932, which is still headquartered there today.
  5. The Danish language uses the Latin script, which means that the letters æ, ø, å, æ, ø and å are all pronounced the same way. However, there are two exceptions with letters in the Danish Alphabet: Æ is pronounced like the letter E, while Ø is pronounced like O.
  6. Denmark is part of the United Nations
  7. Denmark Has a Prime Minister as well. Similar to the United Kingdom.
  8. The Danish krone is divided into 100 øre. It was introduced in 1924 and replaced the old currency, the rigsdaler. The name “krone” means crown in English.
  9. Denmark Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1536 by King Christian III. It is one of the oldest Protestant churches in Europe.
  10. Faroe Islands is a self-governing country within the Kingdom of Denmark. It consists of 18 islands and two smaller uninhabited areas. Its capital city of the Faroe island is Tórshavn. Just one of the interesting facts about Denmark.
  11. Denmark is located in Northern Europe. This Scandinavian country borders Sweden, Germany, Norway, and Finland. It is bordered by the Baltic Sea to the north and west, and the North Sea to the east.
  12. Denmark is part of the Nordic Council. The Nordic Council is a group of countries that share a common cultural heritage and values. It was founded in 1951 by Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
  13. Denmark is one of Europe’s smallest countries, but according to statistics, Denmark is also one of the most popular in Europe to visit. It also has a small land mass, which means there aren’t many places to visit. However, Denmark offers plenty of things to do, including beautiful scenery, great food, and friendly people.
  14. Denmark is a European country located north of Germany and southwest of Sweden.
  15. The Kingdom of Denmark includes the Faroe Islands and Greenland, both located in the North Atlantic.
  16. The country is predominantly flat, with the highest point, Møllehøj, only reaching 170.86 meters above sea level.
  17. Denmark is composed of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named Danish islands. The largest of these are Zealand, Funen, and the North Jutlandic Island.
  18. The North Denmark Region is one of the five regions in the country, known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant city life.
  19. Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen, is located on the eastern coast of Zealand. A key attraction there is Islands Brygge, a harbourfront area known for its public baths.
  20. Denmark is widely considered one of the world’s most sustainable countries, leading the way in wind energy production.
  21. A favourite among Danes, Christmas Eve is considered a more significant holiday than Christmas Day itself.
  22. Denmark has two national anthems, which is quite unique. They are “Der er et yndigt land” (There is a lovely country) and “Kong Christian stod ved højen mast” (King Christian stood by the lofty mast).
  23. The Danish flag, known as the Dannebrog, is one of the oldest national flags in the world. Legend has it that it fell from the sky during a battle in Estonia in the 13th century.
  24. King Gorm the Old, who ruled in the 10th century, is recognised as the first “official” king of Denmark.
  25. The country saw significant expansion during the Viking Age, from the 8th to the 10th centuries.
  26. The Danish Empire also expanded overseas between the 17th and 19th centuries, establishing colonies in the Caribbean, India, and Africa.
  27. Renowned author Hans Christian Andersen, famous for fairy tales like “The Little Mermaid” and “The Ugly Duckling”, was Danish.
  28. Another notable Danish author was Karen Blixen, who wrote “Out of Africa” under the pen name Isak Dinesen.
  29. In recent years, Denmark has been governed by various Prime Ministers, including Lars Løkke Rasmussen, who served two non-consecutive terms.
  30. Denmark was the first country in the world to recognise same-sex unions, doing so in 1989. It later legalised same-sex marriage in 2012.
  31. Danish Citizen’s Constitution Day, celebrated on June 5th, is a national holiday marking the signing of the Danish constitution in 1849.
  32. Denmark offers a wide variety of culinary experiences, including smørrebrød (open-faced sandwiches) and wienerbrød (Danish pastries).
  33. Arla Foods, a major dairy company based in Denmark, is the largest producer of organic dairy products in the world.

Denmark is an amazing country, it is worth the flight from North America. Or heading up north from Western Europe. I hope you enjoyed these Denmark facts. And that they inspired you to visit this wonderful country.

Denmark is an amazing country, it is worth the flight from North America. Or heading up north from Western Europe. I hope you enjoyed these Denmark facts. And that they inspired you to visit this wonderful country. 

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