Denmark Openarms!



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Full name Kingdom of Denmark

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Population 5,564,219 (2011)

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Capital Copenhagen / Kobenhavn

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Area 43098 sq km ( 16640 sq miles )

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Major language Danish ( Around 6 million native speakers )

Major religion Christianity ( Evangelical Lutheran Church )

Life expectancy 75 years ( men ), 79 years ( women )

Monetary unit Danish Krone, 1 DKK = 100 ore

Main exports Machinery, Equipment, Foodstuff, Chemical

GDP per capita 56.800 USD ( 2010)

Queen Margrethe II ( Since 14 January 1972 )

Prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Official Website – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Did you know, that Denmark is the oldest monarchy of west and until 19th sentry Denmark controlled whole northern Europe and was very important power! Also you can easily remember Vikings , in old days they had conquered England and Normand. Very long time ago Denmark owned Iceland, Sweden, and Norway but in 20th century Denmark has lost all this territory

The slogan : “Beauty in small”, has been invented in order to justify modern claims of the country.

The Vikings lived from 800 to 1200 in the period of time known as the Viking Age. Originally , they come not only from Denmark but also from Norway and Sweden.

The Vikings were good sailors and most fearsome warriors of this period. Once the French capital, Paris was seized. The French king didn’t dare to fight against them. He decided to pay money so Viking would live France.This money now are called Dannegeld.

Greenland and the Faroe Islands have been a part of Denmark since the 1700s.

Faroe Islands used to belong to Norway, but not any more – Norway lost the islands after the King of Norway has lost drunken poker game with King of Denmark.

For now Faroe Islands is part of the Kingdom of Denmark .The Faroes have been self-governing since 1948 and they refuse to become a member of European Union. This allows them ignore strict Euro laws regarding slaughter of protected mammals.

In 1989 Denmark become the very first European country to legalize same-sex marriages and offer for gay partnership the same rights as for heterosexual couples.

Most Famous Danes is writer Hans Christian Andersen , whose fairy tales have been translated into more languages then any other book in the whole world ( except off course the Bible ).

Lars Ulrich ( One of founders of Metallica ) was born in Denmark. This facts is interesting, because in whole history only two famous performers of heavy metal were ever born in Denmark: King Diamond and Ulrich himself.
Stroget in Copenhagen is one of the longest shopping street in whole Europe.

Copenhagen’s Tivoli amusement park is one of biggest and popular in Europe.Actually it is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world.
Once Walt Disney visited Tivoli and he was so exited with it that later he decided to make something similar. As the result he built famous Disneyland

Carlsberg and Tuborg ( beer), Royal Copenhagen (porcelain ), Danish company Danfoss , Arla, Danish masters a well known for their furniture design. Also widely known are Danish sweet dainty- Danish Pastry. Denmark produce a lots of stuff. Some of the goods well known in the world. In 1847 Denmark started to export to England wonderful Danish bacon. People in England liked it very much.
Today Denmark export bacon worldwide.

“Lurpak” butter is probably the best known brand of butter in the world. You can buy it in more then 100 countries.

In fact the famous Sail-like Opera House in Sydney, Australia was designed by Dansh Architect J�rn Utzon in 1957. Later he designed the Melli Bank in Teheran and Kuwaiti parlament.

Among other things Danish people have invented the widely known children playthings LEGO. Lego started to produce toys in 1932. The really interesting fact , for the more than sixty years was sold over 320 billion units of Lego bricks all around the Globe.If we make very simple calculation we found out that every human being in the world is owner of about 56 Lego bricks.

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