Denmark is one of the Scandinavian countries, bordered by Germany, Sweden and Norway. It’s the smallest of the Nordic countries with an estimated population of around 5,78 mio.
Denmark together with two autonomous constituent countries – the Faroe Islands and Greenland – constitute the Realm of Denmark.
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Back in time, Denmark, Sweden and Norway were ruled together by a single sovereign ruler and were called the Kalmar Union. After the Swedish secession in 1523, Denmark and Norway remained united under the same monarch until 1814, when Norway was ceded to the King of Sweden.
The country covers an area of 43,094 square kilometres and it consists of 443 islands, of which only 74 are inhabited.
Denmark’s northernmost point is the city Skagen, where at the top of it people can marvel at the two seas – the Baltic Sea and the North Sea – that meet.
A fun fact is that you are always around 50km from the sea from any given point in Denmark.
Danes are extremely attached to their flag, which was first acknowledged already in 1219 and has its own name – “Dannebrog”. To this day the Danish flag remains the oldest state flag in the world that is still in use by the nation.
Denmark is considered to be one of the most socially and economically developed countries. There is a high level of income equality, good health-care, easy access to education and more, which results in the fact that the country ranks as one of the happiest in the world almost every year.
Cycling is an extremely important part of the Danish lifestyle. More than 50% of people in Copenhagen cycle to and from work every day, all year long. Biking in Denmark is a very safe and popular way to travel. There is more than 12.000 km of tracks and lanes for bicycles throughout the country.
Denmark is also home to the two oldest amusement parks in the world. When you visit you have a choice between the lovely Bakken just 30 min outside of Copenhagen and Tivoli Gardens situated in the heart of the city, both full of activities and rides to enjoy. In Billund, you will also find the world-famous Legoland.