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Interesting Facts about Denmark

Denmark Interesting Facts

Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a country in Scandinavia. Here are some interesting facts about Denmark:

  • The Danish language doesn’t have a direct translation for “please”. So, it means there is no word for “please” in Danish.
  • Denmark’s flag is the oldest flag in the world.
  • An interesting fact about Denmark is that it is surrounded by many seas but has no mountains.
  • Two of the oldest amusement parks are located in Denmark.
  • In general, Denmark consists of 1,419 islands, of which 443 are officially named, but as of 2013 only 78 are inhabited.
  • Every single person in Denmark - whether rich or poor, has access to high quality health care and good education because it is absolutely free for citizens and residents.
  • Highest peak in Denmark is only 170 meters.
  • Denmark is one of the countries with the highest taxes in the world.
  • Denmark is home to the world’s biggest wind turbine manufacturer which is Vestas.
  • Denmark is leader in pioneering, high quality design and stunning architecture.
  • Denmark has one of the world’s best pension systems.
  • The Bluetooth technology takes its name from Danish King Harald Bluetooth.
  • There is a big bridge “Oresund” which connects Denmark and Sweden.
  • Denmark is highly safe country for cycling. The total area of bike lane in Denmark is 12,000 km.
  • Denmark's 41% of energy comes from wind.
  • Handball was invented by Ernst and Holger Nielsen in 1897, in Denmark.
  • One of the least corrupt countries in the world is Denmark.
  • The national bird of Denmark is the swan.
  • LEGO was invented in Denmark by Ole Kirk Kristiansen in 1932.
  • The national currency of Denmark is the Danish Krone (DKK).
  • Denmark is a country located in Northern Europe. It shares borders with Germany, Sweden, and Norway.

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