Denmark

Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Scandinavian country in Europe and a sovereign state. The southernmost and smallest of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.

 

Official language is Danish. Denmark uses the metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00 with daylight saving time. Denmark uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type E, Type F and Type K.

Climate

Denmark has a temperate climate, characterised by mild winters, with mean temperatures in January of1.5 °C (34.7 °F), and cool summers, with a mean temperature in August of 17.2 °C (63.0 °F).

Regions

Jutland The European mainland. Home to Skagen - the beautiful old holiday town, Denmark's oldest town of Ribe, Legoland and the rugged west coast.

Funen and Surrounding Islands Homeland of the world famous author H.C. Andersen, and his childhood house in Odense as well as the picturesque island sea.

Zealand Denmark's largest island, and seat of the capital Copenhagen, Hamlet's Elsinore and the vikings' Roskilde

Lolland-Falster Islands south of Zealand. Home to Denmark's greatest nature scenery, The Cliffs of Møn.

Bornholm The vacation island, also known as the "rock" island, home of the fabled roundhouse churches connected to the crusades, and some excellent beaches.

  • population:
    5.676 million (2015)
  • DIAL CODE:
    +45
  • currency:
    Danish krone (symbol: kr), code DKK
  • cost of living:
    $$$$
  • Tipping:
    Not expected, but can leave extra tip
  • crime rate:
    Low crime rate
  • BEST TIME TO VISIT:
    The best time to visit Denmark is May-Aug when the days are at their longest, temperatures are mild and the countryside is in full bloom.
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