19 Delightful Facts about Denmark
- Denmark is an archipelago consisting of around 406 islands and islets surrounding the mainland in Northern Europe.
- It is bordered only by Germany to the south. It also has a coastline along the North Sea to the west and north, and the Baltic Sea to the east.
- The coordinates for Denmark are 55.7200° N, 12.5700°
- The terrain here is mostly low and flat with some gently rolling plains. Perfect for long strolls or bike rides!
- The total land area of Denmark is 16,640 square miles (43,098 square kilometres).
- Denmark’s population was 5.6 million in 2013.
- Residents here are known as ‘Danes’ or ‘Danish’.
- The capital city is Copenhagen, which covers an area of 34.1 square miles (88.3 square kilometres) and has a population of 562,379 (2013).
- The average life span here is 77 years.
Flag of Denmark
- The climate in Denmark is temperate, with mostly humid and overcast weather. The Danish enjoy mild, windy winters and cool summers.
- On average, there are around 170 days of rain in Denmark. Better pack your coat and umbrella – it’s like a home from home!
- Denmark is apparently the third happiest country in the world! In 2013, Copenhagen was actually voted the happiest city in the world!
- Copenhagen was also the first Bicycle City in the world with over 390km of bicycle lanes and around 50% of residents cycling to work! Perhaps lots of fresh air and exercise is the secret to their happiness?
- The official language of Denmark is Danish, whilst Foaroese and Greenlandic are also spoken here too.
- Exchange your holiday money for Danish Krone, the official currency, to sample a fresh pint of Carlsberg at the factory or a Smørrebrød (an open rye bread sandwich).
- Denmark boasts the oldest continually used flag in the world!
- This happy-go-lucky country grows potatoes, barley, wheat and sugar beets, rears pigs, catches fish and produces dairy products.
- Its industry consists of food processing, machinery and equipment, chemical products, textiles and clothing.
- Denmark also exports meat and meat products, machinery and instruments, dairy products, fish and chemicals.
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