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Denmark is located in northwestern Europe, a peninsula of land extending from Germany and surrounded by the sea on its eastern, northern and western shores. Denmark is a land of fascinating and diverse history, most known as the land of Vikings, seafarers and explorers. The North and Baltic Seas and numerous surrounding islands border Denmark. Denmark has a landmass of approximately 43,000 square kilometers and shares only one border with another country - Germany, a country of low, rolling plains and coastal environments.
Denmark is known as the homeland for many famous individuals, including author Hans Christian Andersen, its castles, and its beautiful countryside, its fish dishes and its friendly people.
Population and Language
Denmark boasts a population of approximately 5 million individuals who speak Danish as their main language. The swan has been christened as their national bird. Ethnic groups in Denmark include Scandinavians of Norwegian, Danish and Swedish descent, as well as from German, Turkish, and Inuit influences. With approximately five million inhabitants, Danes speak mainly Danish, although English is a common second language.
The major religion in Denmark is Evangelical Lutheran, although other Christian denominations including Catholic and Protestant are practiced in the country. Less than 5% of Denmark residents practice Islam or other religions.
Major Cities and Tourist Destinations
Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark, boasting nearly one million residents. However, other major cities and tourist destinations within the country include Odense, Aalborg and Aarhus. Denmark is a democratic country of Scandinavia, and belongs to the European Union. Denmark’s beauty is unequaled in Scandinavia, and visitors to Denmark should not miss numerous sites, including:
- Tivoli Gardens (Copenhagen)
- Copenhagen Zoo (Copenhagen)
- The National Museum (Copenhagen)
- Hans Christian Andersen Museum (Odense)
- Bornholm Island
Denmark enjoys four seasons, some of them much cooler than many travelers are accustomed to. In the wintertime, Denmark averages a temperature of 5°C, but in severe winters, temperatures can drop to -20°C.
The main currency in Denmark is the Danish krone. The economy of Denmark is relatively stable, and the country is known for its renewable energy, high-tech industries such as pharmaceuticals, and because of its geographical location, a hub in maritime shipping. The GDP of Denmark is approximately U.S. $206 billion according to a 2011 estimate, with industries focusing on machinery and transportation equipment, electronics, furniture, shipbuilding, and pharmaceuticals and medical equipment. Denmark exports just over U.S. $100 billion a year, mainly dairy, fish and meat products, furniture, and machinery, trading mostly with other Scandinavian countries and Germany. Imports averaged approximately U.S. $1 billion a year, including grain, consumer goods, raw materials and chemicals.
Transportation in Denmark offers a variety of options for inhabitants and travelers including airways, railway, and roadways. Major shipping ports in Denmark include Copenhagen, Aalborg, Esbjerg and Fredericia.
The Danske Statsbaner is the largest railway operating system in Denmark, with the Copenhagen Central Station serving numerous routes throughout Denmark and South toward the German border. Fairies are also common forms of transportation in Denmark, as his passenger traffic by sea. Individuals wishing to see Denmark up close and personal are recommended car hire or rental options, as over 73,000 kilometers of paved roads offer travelers access to nearly every corner of the country.
Major airports include the Aalborg Airport, serving the North Denmark region, the Aarhus Airport, serving the Central Denmark region, and the Copenhagen Airport, serving its capital city. Other airports include the Esbjerg Airport, in southern Denmark, and Odense Airport, also serving southern Denmark.
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