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Denmark is famous for Danish lifestyle furniture design architecture and culture. and today, Denmark is equally famous for food, films and sports. The world's best restaurant 'Noma' has introduced a whole new way of cooking the New Nordic Cuisine. Filmmakers such as Lars von Trier and Susanne Bier have won a multitude of international awards. But the friendly Danish population is always one of the greatest attractions.

Danish architecture has a long and fine history and world famous architectural buildings can be seen right across the globe. From the iconic Sydney Opera House designed by Jørn Utzon to the world's best residential house in 2011 designed by Bjarke Ingels for '8 House' in Copenhagen.

Denmark is divided into five administrative regions, - has 406 islands and 7314 km of coastline, and the highest point in the country is only 170 metres above sea level. The average wind speed is 7.6 metres per second, and explains why Denmark is one of the world's largest exporters of wind turbines

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Provinc Area Popul. Densi.
Northern Denmark 7.927 km² 0,57Mill. 34/km²
Towns: Aalborg Frederikshavn Skagen Mariager  
Central Denmark 13.142 km² 1.24 Mill 35/km²
Towns: Viborg Aarhus Horsens Viborg Herning
Southern Denmark 12.191 km2 1.19 Mill 35/km²
Towns: Vejle   Fredericia Odense Soenderborg
Region Sealand 7.273 Km2 1.7 Mill 55/km²
Towns: Roskilde  Holbaek Ringsted Slagelse
Capital Region 2.561 km² 1.7 Mill 62/km²
Towns: Copenhagen Elsinore Hilleroed Roenne

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Danish Seal

Denmark (Danish: Danmark) is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The country of Denmark, together with Greenland and the Faroe Islands, comprises the Kingdom of Denmark.

DenmarkDenmark is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark borders both the Baltic and the North Sea.

 Denmark 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 is divided into five regions + Greenland and the Faroe Islands with partial autonomy. Each region is headed by a 41-member high elected regional councils, whose political leader has the title of regional council chairman. The system of government is a flexible executive control, which means that the Executive Committee is the only committee in addition to the regional council to make decisions and the only thing standing committee. The Executive Committee must have at least 11 and not more than 19 members. There will be regional election simultaneously with local elections. The first elections to regional councils took place 15 November 2005.

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Denmark has long controlled the approach to the Baltic Sea; 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).

How to get to Denmark
Visit Denmark By plane:
Denmark is served by two major and several minor airports who nearly all offer international connections. Most European airlines offers routes to Copenhagen, and many also to Billund, but SAS Scandinavian Airlines  remains the dominant carrier. Key players in the low-cost market include the national Cimber-Sterling or Norwegian, Easyjet, Transavia and finaly Ryanair which has services only to provincial airports. .

Visit Denmark By train

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There are five direct trains per day from Hamburg to Copenhagen, approximately every two to three hours. These trains are loaded onto a ferry for the sea passage from Puttgarten to Rødby, and the total journey time is around 4.5 hours. There are also two train lines to Jutland from Hamburg, one via Padborg and the other via Tønder/Toender.
Trains run every twenty minutes from Malmö to Copenhagen. The total journey time is 35 minutes.

Visit Denmark By car:

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Denmark enviroment

Denmark is directly connected to the German Autobahn on route E45 (German route 7),

Visit Denmark By bus:
If you are in one of the neighbouring countries, long distance buses offer a good economical alternative to trains. From Germany serveral bus companies operate routes from Hamburg and Berlin to Copenhagen and Aarhus. 

Visit Denmark By boat:
The fastest way between Norway and the continent are through the Danish highways, this has ensured frequent ferry connections to Norway, with the busiest port being Hirtshals, from where a trip to Norway takes as little as 3½ hours. Other busy routes are the Rødby/ Roedby-Puttgarden ferry - the fastest route between Sweden and Copenhagen to continental Europe - Or between Sweden and Elsinore - which remains one of the busiest ferry crossings in the world (though a bridge is on the drawing board). And though it has been waning for years, with the ever increasing competition of low cost carriers, Denmark also has the only remaining ferry route between the UK and Scandinavia (Harwich-Esbjerg, 18 hours). Ferries are generally of a very high standard and safety regulations are strictly adhered to.

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Bjarke Engels bridge

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Jørgen Utzon, known from the concert house in Sydney - the new triumphal arch in Paris
Opera concert house in Sydney

Denmark is world renowned for design and architecture
Denmark is world renowned for design and architecture, and the world's very best and award winning architects are Danish. 

Two world-renowned architects residing in Elsinore Jørgen Utzon, known from the concert house in Sydney - the new triumphal arch in Paris and many other great buildings - the young award-winning architect Bjarke Ingels is also resident of Elsinore Bjarke Ingels Cube Expo 2010 China

Denmark is Everything you can dream of
Copenhagen, with its 1.2 million inhabitants, is the capital, but big cities as Aarhus, Aalborg and Odense have everything you could ask for of a capital, just on a smaller scale.

Being part of Scandinavia does not make Denmark very cold or very expensive. The climate has no extremes – in winter the temperature averages minus 1 degree Celsius and during summer time it is normally 20-25 degrees Celsius. This is due to the Gulf Stream that flows into the seas around Denmark.

Denmark is less expensive than many people think. As a student, 600 Euro per month should easily cover your living expenses in Denmark, which is less than in most countries in Europe.

Happiest people in the world
According to the World Database of Happiness, The Danes are known for being the happiest people in the world – not surprisingly as Denmark is a safe country with a modern welfare state that offers education at a world class level.

Denmark also have a long tradition for a flexible education system where you can enroll at any time during your life.

The language
The official language is Danish, which is spoken by more than 5.3 million Danes.

However, most all of them also speak very good English, and therefore it is not a problem to be in Denmark as a foreigner not knowing the Danish language.

An informal attitude
Denmark is known for its commitment to human rights and its fight for a sustainable climate. Our discussions are free and we are very informal. That is a key attitude to the Danes.

Danish attractions of the UNESCO World Heritage List

Five Danish attractions included on Unesco's prestigious World Heritage List, which contains the most worthy and unique cultural heritage and natural resources in the world. Recently, Denmark has the Wadden Sea and Stevns Klint with the fine company.

Jelling Monumenterne
The Jelling Monuments

Jelling Monumenterne

Visit the Jelling stones, also known as "Denmark's birth certificate", for here it is carved into how King Harald around the year 965 Christianized the Danes..READ MORE

Roskilde Cathedral
Visit the Roskilde Cathedral, which has been the Danish royal family's burial church for centuries. Here rests a total of 38 kings and queens. READ MORE

Kronborg Slot
The old castle Kronborg is known worldwide as Hamlet and Shakespeare's castle and the place where sagnfguten Holger Danish sitting and sleeping in the casemates.READ MORE.

The Wadden Sea is one of the world's 10 most important wetlands where the tide twice a day move enormous quantities of water and produces Bais for a full undik wildlife. Read more

Stevns Klint
Stevns Klint is at once beautiful and dramatic, while a super exciting and unique source of a dramatic epoch in Earth history .READ MORE.

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