Denmark (Danmark) is the southernmost country in the geographical region of Scandinavia, in Northern Europe. Denmark comprises the Jutland Peninsula and 443 named islands. Formally called the Kingdom of Denmark, the state also includes the Faroe Islands and the Greenland, two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean. Copenhagen is Denmark’s capital, a vibrant and distinctive city on the east part of the island of Zealand. Among the numerous attractions in Copenhagen, there is the second oldest amusement park in the world, the Tivoli Gardens, offering beauty, leisure as well as top restaurants and accommodation. The historic centre of Copenhagen (Indre By) is the core of the city around rectangular lakes, featuring narrow picturesque streets, landmarks and outstanding shopping options.
Denmark has other charming historic cities including Odense, in the island of Funen, Ribe, the country's oldest town, Skagen, at the north end of the country, Ærøskøbing, on the island of Ærø, Christiansfeld in Southern Jutland, and Hillerød, within the Capital Region of Denmark.
The Danish Riviera in North Zealand is a favoured holiday destination offering outstanding beaches, beautiful seaside towns and villages. Inland, there are forests such as the King Christian V's royal hunting grounds, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as outstanding castles to admire. Denmark has many natural wonders to explore including Råbjerg Mile, a migrating coastal dune, the Rold Forest, the Mols Bjerge National Park and the geological diversity of the Fur Island.
Denmark is considered the happiest country in the world, and among the rich cultural heritage is the concept of “hygge” related to the “coziness” among friends and enjoying the good things in life.
Population: Denmark proper: almost 6 million; Faroe Islands: 50 thousand; Greenland: 55 thousand
Other major cities: Aarhus, Aalborg, Odense, Esbjerg, Vejle
Religion: Church of Denmark, Church of the Faroe Islands
Climate: Temperate with mild winters and cold summers
Main attractions: Copenhagen including Tivoli Gardens, and the Little Mermaid statue, Kronborg Castle, The Blue Planet (National Aquarium Denmark), Viking Ship Museum (Roskilde), Den Gamle By (open-air town museum), Legoland Billund, Oresund Bridge, Skagen beaches, Bornholm island, White Cliffs of Møn (Møns Klint), Jægersborg Deer Park