Denmark is a country located in Northern Europe. Consisting of several island groups, this country is considered to be the happiest and least corrupt country in the world. Today in this article we are sharing interesting information about this happy country. Read 55 interesting facts about Denmark ( 55 Interesting Information About Denmark)
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Short Description Of Denmark
|Capital of Denmark||The capital of Denmark is Copenhagen .|
|Largest City of Denmark||The largest city in Denmark is Copenhagen .|
|Area of Denmark||The area of Denmark is – 42,933 km 2|
|Population of Denmark||The population of Denmark is 5,822,763.|
|Currency of Denmark||The currency of Denmark is Danish Krone .|
|The official language of Denmark||The official language of Denmark is Danish .|
Top 10 Fun Facts About Denmark
- According to the UN World Happiness Report, Denmark is the happiest country in the world .
- In Faroe Island, a self-governing part of Denmark, there are 2000 men behind 1 woman. The men here import brides from Thailand.
- In Denmark, if someone is unmarried till the 25th birthday, then it is customary to give cinnamon and sugar on the 25th birthday. It is customary to give black pepper to an unmarried person on the 30th birthday.
- In Denmark, parents can name their child only after choosing from 7000 names set by the government.
- The most common name for men in Denmark is Peter and for women, Anne.
- The number of sheep in the Faroe Islands of Denmark is twice that of humans.
- The number of bicycles (4.2 million) in Denmark is twice that of cars (1.8 million).
- There is no word for “please” (“please”) in Danish.
- In the English alphabet there are three letters not found in the Danish alphabet: , , . These three are vowels and come after the letter Z in the alphabet.
- The larger of the two jellying stones of Denmark is called “Denmark’s Birth Certificate”.
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1. Denmark is an archipelago. There are 444 islands, but only 76 of them are inhabited.
2. The literal meaning of Denmark is ” Land of the Danes “. The first mention of the word Denmark is found in 900 AD in the translation of ‘King Alfred the Great’ of England ‘Orosius Georaphy’.
3. The Danish Monarchy of Denmark is the oldest continuously in power monarchy in the world and has been in existence for more than 1,000 years.
4. According to the UN World Happiness Report, Denmark is the happiest country in the world .
5. Denmark is the “least corrupt country” in the world .
6. The oldest national flag in the world is Denmark’s “ Dannebrog ”, which was adopted as the national flag in 1219.
7. Burning the flag of another country is illegal in Denmark.
8. Most of Denmark is flat. The highest mountain here, MøllehØj , has a height of only 170.86 meters (561 ft) above sea level.
9. Denmark just touches the border of one country and that country is – Germany.
10. The length of the Danish coast is 7314 miles (11,771 km). It is longer than the Great Wall of China .
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11. No place in Denmark is higher than 30 miles (50 km) above sea level.
12. Greenland has been declared a part of Denmark since 1953. It is the largest island in the world. About 80% of it is covered by a huge ice sheet. This ice sheet is up to 2 miles (3.2 km) thick.
13. In 1946, the US offered to buy Greenland from Denmark for $100 million. This offer was turned down by Denmark.
14. It rains or snows every other day in Denmark. On average, Denmark receives more than 0.004 inches (0.1 mm) of precipitation in 171 days. In the year 2009, it rained 184 days in Denmark.
15. Strong winds blow throughout the year in Denmark. That’s why wind energy is better used here. 42% of the electricity here is produced from wind power.
16. The number of bicycles (4.2 million) in Denmark is twice that of cars (1.8 million). Copenhagen’s residents cycle more than 1.13 million km per day. Copenhagen has 35 times more people cycling than any other country in the world.
17. So far 14 Nobel Prizes have been won by the people of Denmark, which were received in the fields of Literature (4) and Physiology/ Medicine (5), Physics (3) Peace (1) and Chemistry (1). With a relatively small population, this is the world’s largest number of Nobel laureates per capita.
18. There is no age restriction for those who love in Denmark. In 2009, the oldest couple got married, in which the bride was 94 years old, while the groom was over 100 years old. In Denmark the youngest bride was only 19 years old and her groom was also 19 years old.
19. Practically all citizens of Denmark are aware of swimming. Here the chapter of swimming is included in the compulsory syllabus of all the state schools.
20. Since 1948, Faroe Island , a self-governing part of Denmark, has 2000 men behind 1 woman. To maintain the population here, men import brides from other countries especially Thailand.
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21. Almost 1/5 of the families in Denmark are victims of crime every year. The number of reported crimes has tripled in the past 30 years.
22. Pedophiles are considered sick in Denmark. There it is believed that instead of punishing them, they should be helped. In Denmark there are registered societies of such people and they meet in municipal clubhouses to discuss their common interests and share their experiences.
23. The most frequently watched foreign language film by Danish people is ‘Titanic’, which sold 1.4 million tickets here.
24. The world famous Danish Lurpak butter is from Denmark. It is sold in shops in more than 100 countries of the world.
25. In the English alphabet there are three letters not found in the Danish alphabet: , , . These three are vowels and come after the letter Z in the alphabet.
26. The number of pigs in Denmark is twice the number of humans. According to Eurostat there are 215 pigs per 100 people. There are about 5000 pig-farms in Denmark, where 28 million pigs are produced every year. In Denmark, pigs are reared for meat.
27. The number of sheep in the Faroe Islands of Denmark is twice that of humans.
28. The larger of the two jellying stones of Denmark is called “Denmark’s Birth Certificate”. It was built in 965 AD by King Harald in honor of his parents King Gorm and Queen Thyra. This is the first recorded stone inscription on which the word “Denmark” is written.
29. The world’s oldest amusement park Dyrehavsbakke or Bakken is located in Dyrehaven, Denmark. The world’s second oldest amusement park Tivoli Gardens is located in Copenhagen, Denmark.
30. Copenhagen’s Strget, located in Copenhagen, Denmark, is the world’s oldest and longest footpath, which is about 2 miles (3.2 km) long.
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31. The World Clock is located in Copenhagen, Denmark . It was created by the inventor Jens Olsen after 27 years of hard work. It is in current condition since the year 1955 and it is believed that it will show the correct time for the next 570,000 years.
32. The world’s oldest surviving musical instrument ‘curving lur horns’ is from Denmark. This instrument dates back to the Bronze Age.
33. The first Danish newspaper was published in 1666. It was written entirely in verses of poetry. The oldest of the existing newspapers is the ‘Berlingske’, published in 1749 by a Copenhagen printer.
34. The national sport of Denmark is football. It is also the most popular sport in Denmark. At present there are 3,00,000 players and 1614 football clubs registered in the Danish Football Association.
35. Knud Rasmussen, a Danish polar explorer and anthropologist, was the first European to cross the Northwest Passage by dog sled.
36. Copenhagen, the present capital of Denmark, was a fishing colony until 1157. In 1157, Valdemar the Great gave it to Bishop Absalon. It was originally called Købmændenes havn (Merchants’ Harbor). Later it became Copenhagen. In the 15th century it became the capital and royal residence of Denmark and Sweden.
37. There is such a mosque in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, which is operated by women. The name of this mosque is ‘Mariam’. It has been started by a woman named Sherin Khankan.
38. There is no word for “please” (“please”) in Danish.
39. Danish language is considered one of the difficult languages of the world due to many silent letters and complex pronunciation. There are 3 extra letters in the Danish alphabet, which further complicates the language. Those letters are: , and .
40. Denmark is the first country in the world to legalize homosexual relations, which recognized homosexual relations in 1989. In the year 2012, same-sex marriage was also recognized here.
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41. As of 19 March 2009, homosexual couples in Denmark have the right to adopt children from or outside Denmark.
42. Denmark is included in the countries where there is a law for naming children. Here parents can name their child only after choosing from 7000 names set by the government.
43. If the guardian wants to have a name other than these 7000 names, then he will have to get the permission of the local church. After which that name will be sent to the concerned department for approval. From where the guardian will be able to keep the name of his child only after the approval is given.
44. In Denmark every year more than 1100 names are proposed for approval to the concerned department, out of which about 15 to 20% proposals are rejected.
45. The most common name for men in Denmark is Peter, followed by the names Jens and Michael. Anne is the most common name among women. Next come the names Kristen and Matty.
46. Cancer rate in Denmark is very high. One-fourth of the deaths here are due to cancer. Breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men are common.
47. Employees in Denmark work an average of 37 hours a week. This is much less than in other countries.
48. The people of Denmark consider birthday to be a very important day. According to Danish tradition, the weather on the day of your birthday reflects your behavior over the years. It is believed that if your behavior has been good for the last few years, then the weather will be good on your birthday.
49. In Denmark it is customary to put the Danish flag on the office table of the person who has a birthday on his birthday.
50. In Denmark, if someone is unmarried till the 25th birthday, then it is customary to give him cinnamon and sugar on the 25th birthday. It is customary to give black pepper to an unmarried person on the 30th birthday.
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51. Dentistry is very expensive in Denmark. People here go to Poland or Hungary to get their teeth fixed.
52. According to the study, 39% of the people in Denmark light candles almost daily. Women (especially those over the age of 55) light more candles than men.
53. The cleanest drinking water in the world is from Denmark. The tap water here is even cleaner than bottled water.
54. Bluetooth is named after Heranls ‘Blatand’ Gormsson, the Scandinavian king who ruled Denmark and Norway from 958 to 985.
55. The world’s largest toy company ‘ Lego ‘ is a Danish company.
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