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Denmark is located at the exit of the Baltic Sea to the North Sea in northern Europe. It is a hub of traffic in Western Europe and the northern Europe. It is called the "Bridge of Northwest Europe". It includes most of the Jutland Peninsula and 406 islands including Sealand, Funen, Lorland, Falster and Bonnholm, covering an area of 43096 square kilometers (excluding Greenland and the Faroe Islands). It borders Germany in the south, the North Sea to the west, and faces Norway and Sweden in the north. The coastline is 7,314 kilometers long. The terrain is low and flat, there are many lakes and rivers in the territory, the climate is mild, and it belongs to the oceanic temperate broad-leaved forest climate. |
Denmark, the full name of the Kingdom of Denmark, is located at the exit of the Baltic Sea to the North Sea in northern Europe. It is a transportation hub in Western Europe and the North Europe, and is known as the "Bridge of Northwest Europe". It includes most of the Jutland Peninsula and 406 islands including Sealand, Funen, Lorland, Falster and Bonnholm, covering an area of 43096 square kilometers (excluding Greenland and the Faroe Islands). It borders Germany in the south, the North Sea to the west, and Norway and Sweden across the sea to the north. The coastline is 7314 kilometers long. The terrain is low and flat, with an average elevation of about 30 meters. The central part of Jutland Peninsula is slightly higher, and the highest point is 173 meters above sea level. There are many lakes and rivers in the territory, the longest river is the Guzeng River, and the largest lake, Ali Lake, covers an area of 40.6 square kilometers. The climate is mild and belongs to the oceanic temperate broad-leaved forest climate, with an average annual rainfall of about 860 mm.
The country consists of 14 counties, 275 counties and two dominions of Greenland and the Faroe Islands (the national defense, foreign affairs, justice and currency are in charge of Denmark). The 14 counties are: Copenhagen, Frederiksborg, Roskilde, West Hiland, Storstrom, Bornholm, Funen, South Jutland, Ribe County, Vieux County, Ringkobing County, Aarhus County, Vyborg County, North Jutland County.
Denmark formed a unified kingdom around 985 AD. Since the 9th century, Denmark has continuously expanded to neighboring countries and crossed the sea to invade England. In the 1120s, it conquered all of England and Norway and became a powerful pirate empire in Europe. The empire collapsed in 1042. In the 14th century, it became stronger and stronger. In 1397, the Kalmar Union was established with Queen Margaret I of Denmark as its leader. The territory includes parts of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. It began to decline at the end of the 15th century. Sweden became independent from the Union in 1523. In 1814, Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden after defeating Sweden. The first constitution was promulgated in 1849, ending the hereditary monarchy and establishing a constitutional monarchy. Neutrality was declared in both world wars. It was occupied by Nazi Germany from April 1940 to May 1945. Iceland became independent from Denmark in 1944. Joined NATO in 1949. Joined the European Community in 1973. It still has sovereignty over Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
Flag: The Danish flag is the oldest in the world and is called "the power of the Danes". It is rectangular with a ratio of length to width of 37:28. The flag ground is red, with a white cross-shaped pattern on the flag surface, slightly to the left. According to the Danish epic, in 1219, the Danish King Valdemar Victoris (also known as the Victory King) led an army to fight against the Estonian pagans. During the battle at Rondanis on June 15, the Danish army was in trouble. Suddenly, a red flag with a white cross fell from the sky, accompanied by a loud voice: "Grab this flag is victory!" Encouraged by this flag, the Dan army fought bravely and turned defeat into victory. Since then, the white cross red flag has become the national flag of the Kingdom of Denmark. Up to now, on June 15th, Denmark celebrates "Flag Day" or "Valdemar Day".
Denmark has a population of 5.45 million (December 2006). Danes account for about 95% and foreign immigrants account for about 5%. The official language is Danish and English is the lingua franca. 86.6% of residents believe in Christian Lutheranism, and 0.6% of residents believe in Roman Catholicism.
Denmark is a developed western industrial country. Its per capita GDP has been in the forefront of the world for many years. In 2006, Denmark’s GDP was 256.318 billion U.S. dollars, and its per capita GDP was as high as 47,031 U.S. dollars, ranking top five in the world. Denmark's natural resources are relatively poor. Except for oil and natural gas, there are few other mineral deposits. The forest covers an area of 436,000 hectares, with a coverage rate of 10%. The agriculture, animal husbandry, fishery and food processing industries are highly developed, and the characteristics of agriculture and animal husbandry are the combination of agriculture and animal husbandry, mainly animal husbandry. There are 2.676 million hectares of arable land and 53,500 farms. About 90% of the farms are family farms owned by individuals. The level of agricultural science and technology and production efficiency rank among the advanced countries in the world. In addition to satisfying the domestic market, 65% of agricultural and livestock products are for export, accounting for 10.6% of total exports. The export volume of pork, cheese and butter ranks among the world's top. Dan is also the world's largest mink producer. Denmark is a country with well-developed animal husbandry processing and production. The animal husbandry industry accounts for 66% of the total agricultural output value. It has a large number of meat, dairy products, and poultry and eggs exports. Its refrigeration technology and food processing, storage, transportation, and sales are very developed. . Denmark is the largest fishery country in the European Union, and its fishing volume accounts for about 36% of the EU’s total fishing volume. The North Sea and the Baltic Sea are important offshore fishing grounds. There are mainly cod, flounder, mackerel, eel and shrimp, which are mainly used to produce fish oil and fish meat.
Industry occupies a dominant position in the national economy, and enterprises are mainly small and medium-sized. The main industrial sectors include food processing, machinery manufacturing, petroleum exploration, shipbuilding, cement, electronics, chemicals, metallurgy, medicine, textiles, furniture, papermaking and printing equipment, etc. 61.7% of products are for export, accounting for 75% of total exports. Products such as marine main engines, cement equipment, hearing aids, enzyme preparations and artificial insulin are world-renowned. The tertiary industry in Denmark is developed, including the central government and municipal public and private services, finance, insurance and other services. The output value accounts for more than 70% of the annual gross national product. Tourism is the number one industry in the Danish service industry. The average annual foreign tourists are about 2 million. The main tourist spots include Copenhagen, Andersen's hometown-Odense, Lego City, the west coast of Jutland and Skayan, the northernmost point.
Denmark gave birth to fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen, writer Karl Nielsen, atomic physicist Niels Bohr, sculptor Tolson, theologian Kierkegaard, and dancer Bunonville Together with architect Jacobsen and other world cultural celebrities and scientists; in the 20th century, 12 Danes won the Nobel Prize. Denmark is a world leader in astronomy, biology, environmental science, meteorology, anatomy research, immunology, light speed calculation, electromagnetics, serum research and nuclear physics research. Pursuing the cultural policy that each member of society can develop culturally, and encouraging local development of cultural undertakings.
Andersen is a world-renowned Danish writer. This fairy tale master wrote more than 160 fairy tales and stories in his lifetime. His works have been translated into more than 80 languages. Andersen’s fairy tales are rich in imagination, profound in thought, poetic, and fascinating. The Andersen Museum is located in the downtown area of Odense in the central part of Fein Island, Denmark. It was built to commemorate the 100th anniversary (1905) of the birth of the great Danish fairy tale writer Andersen (1805-1875). The museum is a bungalow with red tiles and white walls, located in a cobbled alley. The old-style buildings facing the street here make people feel as if they are back in the 19th century when Andersen lived.
Copenhagen: The capital of the Kingdom of Denmark, Copenhagen (Copenhagen) is located in the east of Zealand Island, across the Øresund Strait and Malmö, Sweden’s important seaport. It is the political, economic, and cultural center of Denmark, the country's largest and most important city, the largest city in Northern Europe, and a famous ancient city. Although Colombia has a relatively high geographical latitude, it has a mild climate due to the influence of the Gulf Stream. The temperature is around 0℃ from January to February, and the average temperature is 16℃ from July to August. The annual average precipitation is 700 mm.
According to Danish historical records, Copenhagen was a small fishing village and a place of trade in the early eleventh century. With the increasing prosperity of trade, it developed into a commercial town in the early twelfth century. In the early 15th century, it became the capital of the Kingdom of Denmark. Copenhagen means "merchant's port" or "trade port" in Danish.
Copenhagen is beautiful and tidy. The city’s emerging large industrial enterprises and medieval buildings complement each other, making it both a modern city and antique features. Among many ancient buildings, the most representative ones are some ancient castles. Christiansborg, located in the city center, is the oldest. The current Christiansborg was rebuilt after being burned in 1794. In the past, it was the palace of the Danish king, and now it is the seat of Parliament and government. The Kronborg Palace, built on the rock at the exit of the Øresund Strait, was a military fortress that used to guard the ancient city. The fort and weapons built at that time are still preserved. In addition, the royal palace of the Danish king, Amarin Fort, is also quite famous. The clock tower of Copenhagen City Hall is often crowded with curious visitors. Because there is an astronomical clock with complicated mechanism and exquisite production. It is said that this astronomical clock is not only extremely accurate, it can also calculate the positions of the planets in space, and can tell people: the names of the days of the week, the days and the years of the Gregorian calendar, the movement of the constellations, the solar time, the Central European time and the stars. Time waiting.