Interesting History Facts About Denmark

Interesting History Facts About Denmark


Hi there, today we are going to tell you about another beautiful Scandinavian country. This country is known for many things such as modern architecture, high standard of living, sustainable development and its people, geography facts, and much more that we’re going to tell you in this post. So let’s begin…
 

Interesting Facts About Denmark

1. Where it’s located (geography facts)

Denmark country is located in the Scandinavia region of Europe. Unlike its other Scandinavian fellows, it doesn’t have a lot of mountains and Fjords. It’s a flat country and the highest natural point is Ejer Baunehoj Mollehoj, which is just 170.86m (560.6 ft) above the sea level. It shares a land border of 68km) Germany to the south. And on three sides it’s surrounded by sea.

2. History Facts of Kingdom of Denmark

The Kingdom of Denmark comprises Denmark and its two overseas territories of Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark itself is a fairly small country with an area of 42,933 Km square (16,577 sq mi) and a population of about 5.84 million people. But if we add its overseas territories then it has a combined area of 2,210,579 km2 (853,509 sq mi) and a population of slightly more than 5.95 million.

The Kingdom of Denmark and the Royal Family is more than a thousand years old. Currently, Margrethe-II is the Queen of Denmark and Commander in Chief of the Danish Armed Forces. And not just, she is also the most popular regent in Europe. 

3. Free Healthcare

Healthcareis free in Denmark. While in other countries the cost of medical services is getting higher and higher, healthcare services are free in Denmark and provide free medical services to not just Danish citizens but also to foreigners. Foreigners coming to work or study in Denmark don’t need to have applied for health insurance, as when they are granted residency they automatically get covered under the national healthcare program. 

4. Capital

Copenhagen, is the capital city of Denmark. With a population of 697549, it’s also the most populous city of Denmark. Copenhagen is known for its modern architecture and high standard of living, around the world. The average cost of living of about $1000-$2500 largely depending on your lifestyle

The Freetown Christiania or Fristaden Christiania is also in Copenhagen. It’s an autonomous town. Even though they have an area of just 7.7 hectares, they have their own laws and Flag. It’s a society of around 800-1000 people living independently in the Christianshavn borough of Copenhagen. 

5. Happiest country

No matter where you go in Scandinavia, you’ll definitely find these countries on the top position of most of the lists and that is also for some good reason. Denmark is among the happiest countries.  According to World Population Review reports of 2021, Denmark is the 2nd happiest country in the world, with a happiness score of 7.646.

The population is slightly more than 5.8 million as per the 2021 estimates. Denmark enjoys a high standard of living and a high value of the Human Development Index(HDI). With a value of 0.94 on the HDI scale in 2019, which put the country in the very high human development category positioning, Denmark is at 10 places on the table, out of a total of 189 countries on the list.

6. Tall People

The people of Denmark country are amongst the tallest people in the world. In 2019 the people of Denmark were ranked 4th  in the world in terms of average height. The average height of Danes is 174.29cm (5 feet 8.61 inches).

 The Danish men have an average height of 181.38 cm (5ft 11.4 inches), while the height of women is 167.21 cm (5ft 5.83in), which is quite tall

7. Oldest Flag

Denmarkhas the oldest acknowledged flag in the world. The Danish Flag is called “Dannebrog“. It was first acknowledged in 1219 and it still remains in use, which makes it the oldest continuously used flag in the world. It’s now 802 years old in 2021, which is very impressive and something that Danes could celebrate.

Interesting History Facts About Denmark

 

8. High Income and Taxes

According to Statistics Times, Denmark ranked 6th place in the world in terms of per capita income in 2021. With people enjoying a per capita income of $67,217. But like other Scandinavian countries, with high income comes high taxes. Here income tax could fall in between 27%-45% of your income depending on in which tax bracket your salary fits in.

9. Sustainable Development

Sustainable development is a kind of development in which human development goals are achieved while maintaining a healthy balance with the ability of natural resources to sustain itself to meet the needs of future generations.

Denmark is a leading country in the field of Sustainable Development. It ranks 3rd amongst the world, with a score of 84.86 on the scale of SDG in 2021. 

10. Cycling

Cycling is a very popular means of transport in Denmark. Just like the Dutch, Danes also like cycling.

 In Denmark every 4 out of 10 people owns a car and every 9 out of 10 people owns a bicycle. Around 75% of Danes prefer bicycles over other means of transport to commute in daily life, even in winters. Most of the people go to their offices by riding on their bicycle. And they also have a cycling embassy.

Because Denmark is a flat country, that’s an advantage for cycling enthusiasts. They have more than 12000km of cycling track, which makes it a convenient and safer means of travel.

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