The Kingdom of Denmark is a Scandinavian country in northern Europe consisting of the Jutland Peninsula and 443 islands. Of all the Islands, the largest is Zealand, followed by Funen and North Jutlandic Island.
The country recorded a population of 5.806 million in 2019 and it covers an area of 42,933 km2.
The capital city is Copenhagen which is ranked as the happiest city in the world for it has shorter working days.
Arhus city is also a major city in the country which was elected in 2007 as the European cultural capital.
Boats docked in Copenhagen harbour.
The Kingdom of Denmark was united during the 10th century when Christianity was introduced in the country. Greenland became part of Denmark in 1729. Germany took over the control of Danish matters in 1943 after their resistance campaign and the majority of the Jewish citizens escaped to Sweden.
Germany ceded its control in 1945; Denmark also recognized the independence of Iceland the same year. The country joined NATO in 1949.
The country’s culture is attached to its long history along with Christianity. It is demonstrated in their politeness, simplicity and equality.
The major crops grown here include barley, wheat, sugar beets, oats, rye, potatoes and turnips. The common dishes include pork with parsley sauce and potatoes, fresh seafood and breaded pork patties.
The most common wildlife animals include the roe, fox, squirrels and red deer.
Annual events/ celebrations/ festivals
The New Year is celebrated on 1st January.
Winter jazz festival is celebrated in the month of February.
Easter holidays are celebrated around 9th April to 13th April.
Things to see
There is the Copenhagen Zoo that is home to a variety of animals.
Thy National Park is also a good place to visit to see wild animals.
Other must-go places are Rabjerg mile for climbing, Egeskov Castle, Viking burial grounds of Lindholm Hoje and Skagen buried Churches.
Denmark has the oldest flag in the world. It’s been believed to have existed since June 1219 but it was officially acknowledged as the national flag in 1625.
The country is ranked amongst the top three happiest countries in the world.
The official language is Danish.
It adopted Christianity very long ago and the majority of them are members of Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Denmark is located at the southwest of Sweden and south of Norway. It is bordered by Germany on the south.