Denmark is officially called the Kingdom of Denmark. This is a sovereign state in Northern Europe. Two additional overseas countries are included in the kingdom; the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic, and Greenland in North America. Mainland Denmark is the southernmost of the Nordic countries. It is located southwest of Sweden, south of Norway, and is also bordered to the south by Germany. The country is made up of a large peninsula, known as Jutland—and includes several major islands, most notably Zealand, Funen, Lolland, Falster, and Bornholm. There are also hundreds of minor islands that are often referred to as the Danish Archipelago. The Kingdom of Denmark is a constitutional monarchy that has its seat of government in the capital city of Copenhagen.
Denmark has a large and important agricultural sector, two-thirds of the national produce is exported. Most of Denmark’s trade is conducted within the EU, of which it is a member. Its main exports are machinery, food, chemicals, wind turbines, and furniture. The major imports are consumer goods, chemicals, food, petroleum, and raw materials. Denmark’s main trading partners are the UK, USA, Sweden, Norway, and Germany. The World Bank ranks Denmark as the easiest place in Europe to do business. Establishing a business can be done in a matter of hours and at very low costs. There are many executive suites throughout the country. Some of the largest companies include Mxller-Maersk, Danske Bank Group, TDC Group, and Novo Nordisk.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Denmark is the birthplace Lego. There is no better place in the world to buy and explore the possibilities of Lego bricks than at the Legoland theme park in Billund. Danish cuisine often centers on fish. In Denmark there are over a dozen Michelin starred restaurants, but you will also find fast food outlets, and sausage (pølser) stalls offering soft drinks and beer. One of the country’s specialties includes Smørrebrød - a traditional Danish dish that is typically eaten for lunch. It consists of a slice of dark bread with butter, topped with sliced meat, fish or cheese.
Denmark is well-connected with the rest of the European continent and Scandinavia. Copenhagen Airport serves as a main Scandinavian hub because its southern latitude makes it a natural stop for flights between Scandinavia and the rest of Europe. There is a large selection of ferries tying Denmark with Europe and Scandinavia. The national rail company is Danish State Railways. Copenhagen is connected by rail to all other major European cities, and typical express journey times to Copenhagen are: from London 24 hours; Hamburg 4 hours 30 minutes; Berlin 11 hours 30 minutes. All international trains connect with ferries where applicable.