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country code: DK
EU membership: yes
NATO membership: yes
GPS: 56 00 N, 10 00 E
Danish Krone: DKK
1DKK = 0.170 USD
1DKK = 0.134 EUR
Travel advices and warnings Denmark
||Tourists in Denmark consist mainly of people from neighboring countries, especially Germany, followed by Sweden, Norway, and the Netherlands. With 4. 7 million visitor arrivals in 2007, Denmark ranked 43rd in the UNWTO's World Tourism rankings. Statistics show, however, that the total annual number of overnight stays in Denmark is currently declining.
Denmark has many sandy beaches which attract mainly German tourists. Swedish and Norwegian tourists often come to visit the relatively lively city of Copenhagen while many young Scandinavians come for Denmark's cheap and readily accessible beer, wines and spirits.
||The culture of Denmark has some general characteristics often associated with Danish society and everyday culture. Modesty, punctuality but above all equality are important aspects of the Danish way of life. Indeed, deliberate attempts to distinguish oneself from others may be viewed with hostility in line with Jante's Law, respected by some as an unofficial code of Scandinavian conduct. In Denmark, culture and the arts thrive as a result of the proportionately high amount of government funding they receive, much of which is administered by local authorities so as to involve citizens directly. Thanks to a system of grants, Danish artists are able to devote themselves to their work just as museums, theatres, and the film institute receive national support.
||Danish cuisine (Danish: Dansk køkken) is shaped by the practice of fishing and farming, including the cultivation of the soil for raising crops and the raising of domesticated animals, and the history of Denmark. Danish cuisine is known for its open sandwiches (Smørrebrød), meat balls (Frikadeller) and sweet pastry. When it comes to drinking, Denmark is known for its beer (Carlsberg and Tuborg are world famous breweries) and its bitters, such as Gammel Dansk.
||Danish (dansk, pronounced [danˀsɡ̊] ( listen); dansk sprog, [ˈdanˀsɡ̊ ˈsb̥ʁɔʊ̯ˀ]) is a North Germanic language spoken by around six million people, principally in the country of Denmark. It is also spoken by 50, 000 Germans of Danish ethnicity in the northern parts of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, where it holds the status of minority language.  Danish is a mandatory subject in school in the Danish crown territories of the Faroe Islands (where it is also an official language after Faroese) and Greenland (where, however, the only official language since 2009 is Kalaallisut), as well as the former crown holding of Iceland. There are also Danish language communities in Argentina, the U. S. and Canada. It is, to a considerable extent, mutually intelligible with the Norwegian Bokmål and to a lesser extent with Swedish.
||Shopping in Denmark is always a double-edged sword – it’s no secret the prices are high, but the quality of craftsmanship is often beyond compare. The Danish, like their Nordic compatriots, are world famous when it comes to furniture. It was out of this industry that Denmark found its defining export – the Lego block. One of the world’s premier toys for children of all ages, they are popular enough to warrant their own theme park.
||The krone (sign: kr; code: DKK) is the currency of the Kingdom of Denmark. The krone is pegged to the euro via the European Union's exchange rate mechanism. The plural of krone is kroner. The krone is divided into 100 øre, the singular form being the same as the plural. The ISO 4217 code is DKK; the domestic abbreviation is "kr. " Occasionally, the variants DKR or Dkr are seen, but these are not official. The currency is sometimes informally referred to as the "Danish crown" in English (since krone literally means crown in the Danish language).
From wikipedia about Denmark
Denmark. It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden
and south of Norway
, and bordered to the south by Germany
borders both the Baltic and the North Sea. The country consists of a large peninsula, Jutland (Jylland) and many islands, most notably Zealand (Sjælland), Funen (Fyn), Vendsyssel-Thy (commonly considered a part of Jutland), Lolland, Falster and Bornholm, as well as hundreds of minor islands often referred to as the Danish Archipelago. Denmark
has long controlled the approach to the Baltic Sea (dominium maris baltici); before the digging of the Kiel Canal, water passage to the Baltic Sea was possible only through the three channels known as the "Danish straits".
Denmark is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government. Denmark
has a state-level government and local governments in 98 municipalities. Denmark
has been a member of the European Union since 1973, although it has not joined the Eurozone. Denmark
is a founding member of NATO and the OECD. Denmark
is also a member of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Denmark, with a mixed market capitalist economy and a large welfare state, Esping-Andersen, G. (1990). The three worlds of welfare capitalism. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. ranks as having the world's highest level of income equality. Denmark
has frequently ranked as the happiestFrancesca Levy,.
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