DENMARK

Information about travelling to Denmark

Denmark is located in Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, on a peninsula north of Germany (Jutland); also includes two major islands (Sjaelland and Fyn)

Facts about Denmark
Population5,484,723 (July 2008 est.
CapitalCopenhagen
Time zoneUTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time) daylight saving time: +1hr, begin
Location Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, on a peninsula north of Germany (Jutland); also includes two major islands (Sjaelland and Fyn)

General info about Denmark
Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.
Languages spoken
Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic (an Inuit dialect), German (small minority) note: English is the predominant second language
Ethnic division
Scandinavian, Inuit, Faroese, German, Turkish, Iranian, Somali
HIV/AIDS prevalence rate
0.2% (2003 est.)
Climate
temperate; humid and overcast; mild, windy winters and cool summers
Resources
petroleum, natural gas, fish, salt, limestone, chalk, stone, gravel and sand
Economy
After a long consumption-driven unswing, Denmark's economy began slowing in early 2007 with the end of a housing boom. This cyclical slowdown has been exacerbated by the global financial crisis through increased borrowing costs and lower export demand, consumer confidence, and investment. This thoroughly modern market economy features high-tech agriculture, up-to-date small-scale and corporate industry, extensive government welfare measures, comfortable living standards, a stable currency, and high dependence on foreign trade. Unemployment is low and capacity constraints are limiting growth potential. Denmark is a net exporter of food and energy and enjoys a comfortable balance of payments surplus. The government has been successful in meeting, and even exceeding, the economic convergence criteria for participating in the third phase (a common European currency) of the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), but so far Denmark has decided not to join 15 other EU members in the euro. Nonetheless, the Danish krone remains pegged to the euro. Denmark's fiscal position is among the strongest in the EU. Economic growth gained momentum in 2004 and the upturn continued through 2006. A slowing global economy cut growth to 0.3% in 2008. Because of high GDP per capita, welfare benefits, a low Gini index, and political stability, the Danish living standards are among the highest in the world. A major long-term issue will be the sharp decline in the ratio of workers to retirees.
Environment
air pollution, principally from vehicle and power plant emissions; nitrogen and phosphorus pollution of the North Sea; drinking and surface water becoming polluted from animal wastes and pesticides

Cities in Denmark

aabenraa     aabybro     aakirkeby     aalborg     aalestrup     aars     aarup     allingabro     arden     arhus     arslev     asnaes     assens     assentoft     augustenborg     aulum     auning     beder     bellinge     billund     birkerod     bjaeverskov     bjerringbro     blovstrod     bogense     bording     borkop     borup     braedstrup     bramming     brande     brejning     broager     bronderslev     brorup     brovst     bullerup     christiansfeld     copenhagen     dianalund     dragor     dronninglund     dybbol     ebeltoft     egtved     ejby     esbjerg     espergaerde     faaborg     fakse     fakse ladeplads     farso     farum     fensmark     fjerritslev     flong     forlev     framlev     fredensborg     fredericia     frederiksberg     frederikshavn     frederikssund     frederiksvaerk     frejlev     fuglebjerg     ganlose     gilleleje     gistrup     give     gjellerup kirkeby     glamsbjerg     gorlev     graested     gram     grasten     grenaa     greve strand     grindsted     guderup     gundsomagle     haarby     haderslev     hadsten     hadsund     hals     hammel     hammerum     hanstholm     harboore     harlev     haslev     havdrup     hedensted     hellebaek     helsinge     helsingor     herning     hillerod     hinnerup     hirtshals     hjallerup     hjorring     hjortshoj     hobro     hojby     hojslev     holbaek     holeby     holstebro     holsted     hong     hornbaek     horning     hornslet     horsens     horsholm     horuphav     horve     humlebaek     hundested     hurup     hvalso     hvide sande     ikast     ishoj     jaegerspris     jelling     juelsminde     jyderup     jyllinge     kalundborg     karup     kas     kerteminde     kibaek     kjellerup     klarup     koge     kolding     kolt     korsor     krusa     langa     langeskov     lejre     lillerod     lind     liseleje     logstor     logten     logumkloster     lojt kirkeby     lunderskov     lynge     lystrup     malling     malov     mariager     maribo     marslet     marstal     middelfart     munkebo     naestved     nakskov     neder holluf     neder vindinge     nexo     nibe     niva     nodebo     nordborg     nordby     norre aaby     norre alslev     nyborg     nykobing     nyrad     odder     odense     oksbol     olgod     olstykke     orslev     osted     otterup     padborg     pandrup     praesto     randers     ribe     ringe     ringkobing     ringsted     rodby     rodbyhavn     rodding     rodekro     ronde     ronne     ronnede     roskilde     rudkobing     ry     ryomgard     sabro     saeby     sakskobing     seden     silkeborg     sindal     skaelskor     skaerbaek     skagen     skanderborg     skibby     skive     skjern     skorping     skovby     slagelse     slangerup     smorumnedre     snejbjerg     snoghoj     soften     solbjerg     solrod     sonder bjert     sonderborg     sonderso     soro     spentrup     starup     stavnsholt     stavtrup     stege     stenlille     stenlose     stige     stilling     stoholm     store heddinge     storvorde     stovring     strandby     strib     stroby egede     struer     stubbekobing     sundby     sunds     svebolle     svejbaek     svendborg     svenstrup     svinninge     svogerslev     taastrup     tarm     tars     taulov     thisted     thuro     thyboron     tinglev     tjaereborg     toftlund     tollose     tommerup     tonder     torring     tranbjerg     trige     trorod     tune     ulfborg     ullerslev     ulstrup     vadum     vaerlose     vamdrup     varde     vejen     vejle     vekso     vestbjerg     vester hassing     viborg     viby     videbaek     vildbjerg     vindeby     vinderup     vindinge     vipperod     virklund     vissenbjerg     vodskov     vojens     vordingborg     vra    

National airlines
SAS Scandinavian Airlines -Denmark, Norway, Sweden.airline website


Airports in Denmark
AalborgAAL
TirstrupAAR
BillundBLL
SindalCNL
Copenhagen AirportCPH
EsbjergEBJ
KarupKRP
MariboMRW
BeldringeODE
SonderborgQSG
Roskilde AirportRKE
SonderborgSGD
VojensSKS
Skive AirportSQW
ThistedTED
vejleVEJ


Beer in Denmark (0.33l)
Aalborg~ 2.4 EUR
Aarhus~ 3.5 EUR
Blavand~ 2.4 EUR
Copenhagen~ 3.2 EUR
Copenhagen~ 3.2 EUR
Esbjerg~ 3.8 EUR
Horsens~ 3.9 EUR
Nyhavn~ 4.2 EUR
Odense~ 2.5 EUR
Odense~ 2.5 EUR
Roskilde~ 2.7 EUR
Sonderborg~ 5.1 EUR
Vejle~ 0.6 EUR
Viborg~ 3.8 EUR
Vinding~ 0.3 EUR

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