The Kingdom of Denmark is a country in Northern Europe with a population of just 5.7 million. Denmark has one of the oldest continuous monarchies in the world with Queen Margrethe II being able to trace her ancestry back to the Viking days more than 1000 years ago.
Many world-famous artists, authors and poets were born in Denmark and inspired by the Danish nature and culture. Among these is Hans Christian Andersen, who wrote fairy tales like “The Little Mermaid”, “The Ugly Duckling”, “The Nightingale” and many others. When visiting Denmark, the rich artistic heritage, the exciting and dramatic history and the impressive and varied nature is seen everywhere and reflects in the Danish lifestyle.
Denmark ranks extremely high in numerous comparisons of national performance and Danes have a very high standard of living. The country is known for an extensive welfare system and is consistently ranked as the happiest country in the world in cross-national studies of happiness.
Denmark has shown that economic growth and building a green society can go hand in hand. The country has a long-standing tradition in environmental sustainability, clean and renewable energy, as well as a progressive climate policy, making it one of the leading nations in this field. Still, Denmark is continuously taking initiatives to work towards global climate goals and improve the sustainability of the Danish society.
Quick facts about Denmark
The Danish flag is the oldest in the world, dating back to about 1370
The capital of Denmark is Copenhagen with a population of 1.3 million
The coastal line of Denmark stretches over 7314 km, which is almost the same size as Brazil’s coastal line
The highest point in Denmark is 180 meters above sea level
The Kingdom of Denmark includes the self-governing areas of Greenland and the Faroe Islands
Denmark has 5.7 million inhabitants but produces enough food products for three times as many