Information about Denmark

Denmark is situated in Northern Europe, in the area that is known as Scandinavia. Denmark is sited to the north of Germany and to the south/southwest of Norway and Sweden.

Denmark is an island country appraises about 43,000 square KM. It contains the peninsula, Jutland and 474 islands, of which Zealand, Lolland, Funen, Falster and Bornholm are the largest. The Faroe Islands and Greenland are component of Denmark, but they have home rule and also they are not EU/EEA members.

Denmark has 5.5 million inhabitants. Of these, just about 300,000 are foreign nationals, 64% of whom come from Scandinavia, the EU or North America. Commencing 1 January 2007, there were about 480,000 immigrants and their descendants in Denmark. In addition, there is a German minority inherent in in Southern Jutland that encompasses about five percent of the population.

The official language of Denmark is Danish. English is compulsory in primary schools and is spoken and understand by almost all Danes. A big number of Danes moreover converse and comprehend German. Danish, Norwegian and Swedish are awfully similar and are understood by residents of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
The currency of Denmark is the Danish Krone. Although Denmark is a component of the EU, Denmark has not adopted the euro; as a result Danish stores are not appreciative to recognize payments in euro. Though, many stores in central Copenhagen and tourist areas do accept payments in euro.
The capital of Denmark is Copenhagen, situated on the island of Zealand. There are approximately 1.25 million citizens in Greater Copenhagen.

Public Holidays:
There are 12 official holidays in Denmark. These are Ascension Day, New Year's Day, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Common Prayer Day, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Whitsun Sunday, Whitsun Monday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Additionally, numerous Danes do not have to work on Christmas Eve and Constitution Day (June 5), and lots of take May 1 off.

There is liberty of religion in Denmark. The official belief is Evangelical Lutheran and is practiced by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark.

The climate is temperate with far above the ground humidity and is extremely windy.

Summer is all through the months of June, July and August. Winter is during the months of December, January and February. The typical temperature is 15.6 degrees Celsius in July and 0 degrees Celsius in January.


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