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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Denmark – A Charming Scandinavia’s Nation

A world famous travel destination

Map of Denmark

Map of Denmark

With Scandinavia magical and charming attractions, Denmark is one of the world famous travel and vacation destinations.

Denmark is located in Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, on a peninsula north of Germany. The Kingdom of Denmark comprises Denmark and two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Excluding the Faroe Islands and Greenland, Denmark has total land area about 42,434 square kilometers, slightly less than twice the size of Massachusetts of the United States.

Denmark has about 5,569,077 (2014 estimate) population. About one-quarter of the Denmark population lives in greater Copenhagen. Ethnic groups include Scandinavian, Inuit, Faroese, German, Turkish, Iranian and Somali.

The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen

The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen

Danish is the official language but Faroese, Greenlandic (an Inuit dialect), German (small minority), and English are widely spoken in Denmark.

A Prosperous Nation

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 political and economic integration of Europe.

Today, Denmark modern market economy features a high-tech agricultural sector, state-of-the-art industry with world-leading firms in pharmaceuticals, maritime shipping and renewable energy, and a high dependence on foreign trade. Denmark is a member of the European Union (EU); Danish legislation and regulations conform to EU standards on almost all issues.

The Fountain at the Royal Palace with Frederik's Church in the background, Copenhagen

The Fountain at the Royal Palace with Frederik’s Church in the background, Copenhagen

Danes enjoy a high standard of living and and Denmark ranks highly in numerous comparisons of national performance, including education, health care, protection of civil liberties, democratic governance, prosperity and human development. Denmark is frequently ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world.

Danish kroner (DKK) per US dollar exchange rate is about 6.87 in March 2015.

Statue of Denmark's most beloved author, Hans Christian Andersen, in the town hall square in Copenhagen.

Statue of Denmark’s most beloved author, Hans Christian Andersen, in the town hall square in Copenhagen.

Denmark is a net exporter of food and energy and enjoys a comfortable balance of payments surplus, but depends on imports of raw materials for the manufacturing sector.

Denmark has a modern telephone system with excellent services. In 2009, Denmark has 4.75 million Internet users.

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875) was a famous Danish author who is best remembered for his fairy tales and children stories. Andersen’s fairy tales have been translated into more than 125 languages.

Some of Andersen’s most famous fairy tales include “The Little Mermaid”, “The Snow Queen”, “The Ugly Duckling”, “The Nightingale”, “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and many more. His stories have inspired plays, ballets, and both live-action and animated films.[source: Wikipedia]


Computer Software Engineering

Danish software engineers have taken leading roles in some of the world’s important programming languages: Anders Hejlsberg, (Turbo Pascal, Delphi, C#); Rasmus Lerdorf, (PHP); Bjarne Stroustrup, (C++); David Heinemeier Hansson, (Ruby on Rails); Lars Bak, a pioneer in virtual machines (V8, Java VM, Dart); Lene Vestergaard Hau (physicist), the first person to stop light, leading to advances in quantum computing, nanoscale engineering and linear optics. [Source: Wikipedia]

Lego Color Bricks

Lego Color Bricks

Lego

The Lego Group is a family-owned company based in Billund, Denmark, and best known for the manufacture of Lego brand toys.

The company was founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Christiansen. The word Lego is derived from the Danish words “leg godt”, meaning “play well.” The word “lego” also means “I put together” in Latin, and “I connect” or “I tie” in Italian.

Model of St Paul's Cathedral, Legoland Windsor, Berkshire, England

Model of St Paul’s Cathedral, Legoland Windsor, Berkshire, England

After 2014 the Lego Group became one of the the world largest toy companies by market value.

The Lego Group built 4 amusement parks, known as “Legoland”, around the world. The first Legoland park was built in Lego’s home town of Billund in Denmark. Another 3 Legolands are Legoland Windsor in England, Legoland California in Carlsbad, US and Legoland Deutschland in Günzburg, Germany.

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Copenhagen – Scandinavia’s Liveliest City

Copenhagen City Hall, Denmark

Copenhagen City Hall, Denmark

Copenhagen, the capital of the Kingdom of Denmark, is Scandinavia’s liveliest and magical city. This capital city offers visitors many famous tourist attractions including the Christiansborg Palace, home of Danish Kings and Queens, Amalienborg Palace, the Royal Library, Borsen, the world’s oldest stock exchange, the famous Little Mermaid that inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, and the beautiful Tivoli Gardens amusement park.

Copenhagen Admiral Hotel

Copenhagen Admiral Hotel

Copenhagen has many luxury hotels such as Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Radisson Blu Falconer Hotel & Conference Centre, The Square, Copenhagen Admiral Hotel, Marriott Copenhagen, Best Western Hotel, and the Hotel Kong Arthur.

Aarhus – Denmark second-largest city

Aarhus is the second-largest city in Denmark and is located on the east coast of the Jutland peninsula, in the geographical centre of Denmark. With the largest container terminal in Denmark, the Port of Aarhus is one of the largest industrial ports in Northern Europe.

Helnan Marselis Hotel, Aarhus, Denmark

Helnan Marselis Hotel, Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus has many tourist attractions including the ARoS Art Museum, the Old Town Museum and Tivoli Friheden.

Aarhus University is one of the largest universities in Denmark. It is ranked among the top 150 universities in the world by major world university rankings reports.

Aarhus has many luxury hotels including Helnan Marselis Hotel, Comwell Aarhus Hotel, Scandic Aarhus City Hotel.