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Country Fact File – Denmark


Denmark is a small Scandinavian country with picture-postcard cities and towns, and an ancient history.
Denmark is a small Scandinavian country with picture-postcard cities and towns, and ancient history.
Capital City:


Major Cities:

Aarhus, Odense, Aalborg, Frederiksberg.




5.77 million (2017)


A temperate climate. Mild winters and cool summers

Top Destinations:

The delightful yet poignant Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen.

Stroll through the iconic Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen.

If you are interested in ships and shipping, the Maritime Museum of Denmark is a must. Located in Helsingør, you can gawp at stunning trading ships dating back to the 15th century.

Did you know Lego comes from Denmark? You can take the kids to the LEGO House in Billund for a fantastic day out. The best bit? It’s shaped like a giant pile of LEGO bricks!

Important Dates:

Grundlovsdag (Constitution Day) 5 June

Sankt Hans Aften (Midsummer) 24 June

Sankt Mortens Aften (St. Martins Day) 23 November

Lille Juleaften (Little Christmas Eve) 23 December

Juleaften (Christmas Eve) 24 December

Juledag (Christmas) 25 December

Nytaarsaften (New Year’s Eve) 31 December


Hans Christian Andersen, the author of The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling and more, was Danish. Be warned, the originals versions ain’t Disney.

Denmark is an archipelago (a group of islands) made up of over 100 islands

You can get more information from the Visit Denmark tourist site.


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