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Capital : Copenhagen
Language :  Danish
Currency :  Danish krone
Population : 5 745 526
Area : 43 094 km2

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Denmark facts

1. Denmark separated from the Kingdom of Iceland in 1918.
2. The population density is 130 people / km2.
3. The country is 7.3 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Lutheranism.
5. The highest peak is Mollehoj 170 m above sea level.
6. The longest river is Gudena, 158 km.
7. The full name of the country – the Kingdom of Denmark.
8. Political system – constitutional monarchy.
9. Motto of the country – “God’s help, love of the Nation, strength of Denmark”.

11. Danish women have the lowest levels of obesity in the EU.

12. The Danes love cookies. You can buy them in most stores.

13. Treatment is completely free, and compensation is paid by the government.

14. They have a strange sense of humor. They are often offended by jokes.

15. Danish children are very calm, they rarely cry or shout.

16. In Denmark there are very high taxes (on average, 43% of the employee takes up the job).

Author: Turyst

17. Danish women prefer to dress in comfortable clothes than in elegant ones.

18. There is free Wi-Fi access in every public transport.

19. Owning a car is something very luxurious.

20. The Danes love cycling, it is also the most popular means of transport.

Author: MR

21. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 42 place,
      – 2018 year – 53 place.

22. Number of soldiers:
      – 2014 year – 25,000 professional and 65,000 reservists, < br>       – 2018 year – 20 800 professional and 54 300 reservists.

23. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 57 tanks, 700 armored vehicles, 85 jet aircraft and 33 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 57 tanks, 673 armored vehicles, 111 jet aircraft and 35 helicopters.

24. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $4,400,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $4,440,000,000 .

25. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around ships, in 2018 the year is about 28 ships.

Author: Wojak

26. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille.

27. In Denmark, on July 4, the United States Day is celebrated.

Author: alfa

28. About 30% of the area of ​​Denmark are small islets, of which there are 406.

29. This country has the oldest flag in the world.

Author: Ilona

30. A woman in Denmark can not wear a wig.

Author: Kinia

31. In public places you can not have a face mask.

Author: Kinia

32. On the northern waterfalls of Denmark there is a point called Grenen, where the North Sea connects with the Baltic Sea. It looks very interesting, because these seas have opposite directions of currents

Author: Michał

33. In Denmark, as much as 30% of electricity is obtained from wind farms.

Author: Obrak

34. Denmark in 2014 took 1st place in the NEF English Proficient Index, which assesses the level of English proficiency.

Author: Obrak

35. The Dyrehavsbakken (Bakken) Danish park is the oldest active theme park in the world. It was founded in 1583.

36. In the center of Copenhagen is also the second oldest amusement park in the world – Tivoli Gardens. It was opened on August 15, 1843.

37. The first rules of modern handball were written by Dane Holger Nielsen in 1898.

38. The Kingdom of Denmark is Greenland and Faroe Islands.

39. The eastern part of the bridge over the Great Belt connecting the islands of Zealand and Funen is the longest hanging bridge in Europe (17 km).

40. In 1947, Ole Kirk Christiansen began production of LEGO bricks that are currently known all over the world. The name comes from combining the words leg and godt which means “have fun”. In Latin, lego means “link.”

41. In Danish, the word YES means “THANK YOU” in Polish.

Author: Grzegorz

42. The minimum wage is 110 coron per hour (data from 2014).

43. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 40 100 kr.

44. The amount of income tax in Denmark is 23.5%.

45. Men and women can retire at the age of 65.

46. The average amount of the pension is SEK 5,120.

47. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 3.9% .

Author: Daria

48. 5 Danes have accumulated assets greater than a billion US dollars.

49. The richest of them is Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen with assets worth over $9.7 billion.

Author: $$$NaBogato$$$

50. The government of Denmark in April 2014 in the game “Minecraft” created an exact copy of Denmark, in order to raise the level of geographical awareness of the country in children.

Author: Katalizak

51. In Denmark, an average person consumes about 11.4 liters of pure alcohol per year.

52. Akvavit is the national alcohol.

53. The most wine is drunk – 48%, then beer – 38%, and spirit – 14%.

Author: AlkoWorld

54. In this country, compulsory education lasts 10 years.

55. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

56. The average IQ level is 98.

Author: EduKacJa

57. National animals are a mythical lion, a mute swan and a petiole butterfly.

Author: Kos

58. The change from daylight saving time to winter time (turning clockwise back one hour) is the last Sunday in October.

Author: Adrianna

59. The national tree is beech.

Author: Alma

60. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 30 to 50 km / h.

Author: AutoMania

61. Outside the built-up area, the speed limit on the normal road is 80 km / h, and on highways from 80 to 130 km / h.

62. In 2013, 191 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

63. The country has more than 2,911,000 motor vehicles registered (511 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

64. In this country there are over 73,929 km of paved roads, including over 1,143 km of expressways (0.12% of all roads in the world).

65. In this country there are 80 airports, 28 of the paved surface.

66. In this country there are more than 2 667 km of railway tracks.

67. In Copenhagen there is a 20.4 km metro line (22 stations). It was opened in 2002. Approximately 56 million people use it annually.

Author: Marlène

68. In this country, over 5,432,000 (2015) 5 574 770 (2018) people have access to internet (around 98% of the population).

69. About 3,500,000 (2015) 3,700,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

70. The average internet connection speed is 14 Mb / s, and the maximum speed is 50.1 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

Author: NET

71. The country’s top-level domain is .dk . There are over 1,200,510 websites with such an extension.

72. The most popular pages with the extension .dk are: google.dk, ekstrabladet.dk and dr.dk.

Author: http

73. This country has 2018 over year $72 934 000 000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.64% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

Author: Vinamra

74. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $361 335 000 000 ,
      – 2018 is $325,000,000,000 .

75. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was 45.2% GDP, or around: $163 323 420,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 36.4% GDP, or around: $118 300,000,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $20,757.

76. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 the year was around: $534 621 000 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $509,000,000 .

Author: Komornik

77. In this country the average adult person smokes 118 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

78. In this country homosexual marriages are legal from June 15, 2012.

Author: Tęczowy

79. In this country there is 1% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 56 992 people).

Author: Reebeka

80. Because more than half of the Danes are employed in the public sector, they rarely oppose high taxes.

Author: czarnaaaa 

81. The lowest temperature: -31.2 °C was measured at Thisted Municipality.

82. The highest temperature: 36,4 °C was measured at Holstebro.

Author: weather

83. The most deadly disease in this country is lung cancer.

Author: medi

84. The average life expectancy in this country is 78.3 years (women – 80.5 years and men – 76 years).

Author: Wilga

85. 13 Danish citizens received the Nobel Prize.

Author: redsun

86. Denmark is one of the 12 countries in the world that on April 4, 1949, after signing the North Atlantic Treaty, formed a political and military organization called NATO.

Author: Weteran

87. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

Author: Nadia

88. In this country, women having their first child on average 29.1 years old.

89. 10 women give birth to 17 children on average

Author: Nadia

90. The average age people living in this country is 41.8 years.

Author: Sara19

91. The country is around:
957,000 people (16.77%) in the age range 0-14 years.
3,684,000 individuals (64.55%) in the age range 15-64 years.
1 066 100 people (18.68%) over 65 years old.

92. In this country, about 58 600 children are born annually (1.0% of the population), and about 58.500 people die (1.0% of the population).

Author: Sara19

93. The lowest situated place in the country is Lammefjord – 7 m.p.p.

Author: Klemens

94. The percentage share in the global economy of Denmark in 2015 is 0.46% (for comparison, Poland’s share is 0.74%, and the United States – 23.32%).

Author: Setar

95. The Kingdom of Denmark is one of the 12 monarchies in Europe.

Author: KAsia

96. Left-hand traffic was in force until 1758.

Author: AutoMania

97. In this country, a person of 15 years of age is subject to criminal liability.

98. There are 26900 km2 of agricultural land in Denmark (63% of the country).

99. 120 people in 1000 possess firearms.

100. Ejer is the highest located city in the country.

101. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 5 days.

102. The country joined the UN on October 24, 1945.

103. The work week is 37 hours.

104. 85% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

105. 5056 km2 of the country is covered by forests (11.9%)

106. The last death penalty was carried out in 1950.

Author: Statyk

107. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 55.8%, and for companies 22% (2018).

108. The tax on goods and services is 25% (2018).

109. The level of inflation in 2018 is 1.1%.

Author: Fan%

110. Denmark has 66500 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Author: Vinamra

111. In Denmark, recycled biogas called blomethane is increasingly used for refueling cars. It can be used in any car with CNG drive.

Author: Mika

What is the highest peak in Denmark?
The highest peak in Denmark is Møllehøj (170 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Denmark?
The largest river in Denmark is Gudena, 158 km.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Denmark?
The largest lake in Denmark is Arresø (40.72 km2).

answer: Marta

What is the national dish?
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Which dishes has national colors?
National colors: red and white.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
Akvavit is the national alcohol.

answer: Marta

What is the national animal?
A national animal is a mythical lion. mute swan and butterfly tortoiseshell.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
National football is football and handball.

answer: Marta

Which countries borders Denmark?
Denmark borders on countries such as Germany 68 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 41.8 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum weight?
The minimum wage is 110 koron per hour (data from 2014).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Denmark?
The population density is 134 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “God’s help, love of the Nation, strength of Denmark”.

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 36,4 ° C was measured at Holstebro.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -31.2 ° C was measured at Thisted Municipality.

answer: Marta

answer: Marta