Denmark officially the Kingdom of Denmark is a Scandinavian country comprising the Jutland Peninsula and numerous islands. It’s linked to nearby Sweden via the Öresund bridge. Copenhagen, its capital, is home to royal palaces and colorful Nyhavn harbor, plus the Tivoli amusement park and the iconic “Little Mermaid” statue. Odense is writer Hans Christian Andersen’s hometown, with a medieval core of cobbled streets and half-timbered houses.

For the most part, Denmark consists of flat lands with very little elevation, except for the hilly central area on the Jutland Peninsula.

Its average height above sea level is only 31 meters (101 feet) and the highest natural point is Mollehoj, at 170.86 meters (560.6 ft). Denmark’s lowest point is Lammefjord, at 7 meters below sea level. The coastline is indented by many fjords, with LimFjord (in the north) the largest. In addition to the Jutland Peninsula, the country includes over 440 named islands; Zealand is the largest, followed by Funen, Lolland, Falster and Bornholm, an island located in the Baltic Sea to the east of Zealand. The country is drained by a dozen or so rivers, and the most significant include the Guden, Odense, Skjern, Stora, Susa and Vida – a river that flows along its southern border with Germany. The longest river in Denmark is the Guden at 160 km, (99 miles) in length.

Key Cities

Key cities in Denmark include: Copenhagen, AAarhus, Odense, Aalborg, Frederiksberg, Esbjerg, Randers, Kolding, Vejle, Horsens.

 Historical, Cultural facts & Religion

The history of Denmark as a unified kingdom began in the 8th century, but historic documents describe the geographic area and the people living there the Danes —as early as 500 AD. Eventually, Denmark lost these conflicts and ended up ceding first Skåneland to Sweden and later Schleswig-Holstein to the German Empire.

According to the latest Eurobarometer estimates, as of 2015, 71.7% of Danish people are Christians (60.0% are Protestant, 2.2% are Orthodox and 1.2 are Catholics), 25.7% are non-religious and 2.6% are members of other religions.

 Brief Country History

The first inhabitants of Denmark were nomadic hunters but present-day Denmark can trace its roots back to when the region was settled by the Danes, a tribe that possibly migrated south from Sweden around 500 AD. In the late 9th century, Norwegian Viking warriors conquered the Jutland peninsula and Danish monarchy dates back to Viking Chief Hardegon’s son, Gorm the Old.

In the 16th century, the Reformation swept through the country. Although the fighting ended in 1536 and a Danish Lutheran church headed by the monarchy was established, the Thirty Years War with Sweden was even more damaging for Denmark. During the Napoleonic Wars, Britain attacked Copenhagen twice and the Swedes then wrested Norway from Denmark.

By the 1830s, there was a cultural revolution in Denmark. Neutral in WWI, Denmark reaffirmed its neutrality at the outbreak of WWII; but, on 9 April 1940, with German warplanes flying over Copenhagen, Denmark surrendered to Germany. When Norway broke its political ties with Denmark in the early 19th century, the former Norwegian colonies of Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands stayed under Danish administration.

 Language (s) Written & Spoken

The Kingdom of Denmark has only one official language, Danish, the national language of the Danish people, but there are several minority languages spoken, namely Faroese, German, and Greenlandic.

Although there are many languages spoken in Denmark, the official and state. there is a large incongruence between written and verbalized language.

 Important Types of Commerce in Denmark

Denmark is one of the most prominent Scandinavian nations and an important part of the European Union since 1973. With an area of 42,924 square kilometers and a population of nearly six million, it is located in the north of Germany. On the other hand, Sweden and Norway share its northeastern and northern borders across the North Sea. Regardless of its small size and population, Denmark holds an important role in European history dating back to the Iron Age.

The country holds a prominent position in the world economy. It is ranked 39th in the list of world’s largest national economy index with a nominal gross domestic product of 0.32 trillion dollars. At the same time, it is the world’s 60th largest economy in terms of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP). It has a diverse economy that is a mixture of agriculture, services, and industry. With more than 75% contribution by the service sector in GDP, Denmark’s economy mainly relies on Human Resources. On the other hand, the industrial sector contributes 19.1 percent to the gross domestic product of the country. This makes it the 2nd main resource that contributes to the total GDP of Denmark. With that, the following are the biggest industries that make Denmark a strong economy in the world:

  • Agriculture
  • Tourism
  • Energy
  • Transportation

 Language Services US and others will provide working with Denmark

Although the main business language of Denmark is English but to interact and transmit a lossless messages across the people in Denmark it is required to professionally translate important documents in Danish. Many multinational service sector companies including financial services, transport, communications, and trade do business in Denmark. Moreover, Copenhagen, Denmark also houses the headquarters of a number of major pharmaceutical and biotech firms. This sparks the urgent need of specialized Danish translators for the Life Sciences have experience working with an array of documents including Danish clinical trial questionnaires, Danish CRFs, Danish IFUs, Danish informed consents, Danish package inserts and labels, Danish patient surveys, Danish product datasheets, Danish protocols, and more.

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