DENMARK

DENMARK (Kongeriget Danmark)

  • Flag:  Called the Dannebrog, the Danish flag is the oldest in the world. It is believed that it fell from the sky during the Battle of Lyndanisse in Estonia in 1219. The red flag with a white cross was used as a crusader symbol.
  • Total Area: 16,639 sq mi (43,094 sq km)
  • Government: Constitutional monarchy
  • Languages: Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic (Inuit dialect), German; English is the predominant second language
  • Religion: Evangelical Lutheran (official) 80%, Muslim 4%, other (denominations of less than 1% each, includes Roman Catholic, Jehovah’s Witness, Serbian Orthodox Christian, Jewish, Baptist, and Buddhist) 16% (2012 est.)
  • Date/s Visited: Lived from April 2013 to July 2015 (2 years, 3 months), March 2016 (1 day), October 2016 (2 days)

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Blog Entries:

  1. Skål! Exploring Carlsberg Byen in Copenhagen (Copenhagen)
  2. Freetown Christiania (Copenhagen)
  3. Take me to Copenhagen! (Copenhagen)
  4. De Sidste 33 Dage i Danmark (The Last 33 Days in Denmark)
  5. Copenhagen, Denmark: A Walking Tour (Copenhagen)
  6. Bakken: The oldest amusement park in the world! (Klampenborg)
  7. A Brille-‘good’ weekend trip to Brillegård! (Day 1)  (Svendborg)
  8. A car ride across Svendborg (Day 2) (Svendborg)
  9. Brillegård: A gem in the heart of Denmark (Day 3) (Svendborg)
  10. That pretty little town called Birkerød (Birkerød)
  11. KØGE: The fields and playgrounds of peaceful Bjæverskov (Køge)
  12. Marielyst, Falster – A taste of the Danish seaside (Guldborgsund)
  13. Kronborg Castle – Home to Shakespeare’s Hamlet (Helsingør)
  14. Frederiksborg Castle – The largest Renaissance castle in Scandinavia (Hillerød)
  15. A lovely autumn day at Copenhagen Zoo (Copenhagen)
  16. Tivoli Gardens – Scandinavia’s most visited amusement park and pleasure gardens (Copenhagen)
  17. Copenhagen Sakura Festival – A feel of Japanese atmosphere in cold Scandinavia (Copenhagen)
  18. Post and Tele Museum –  Denmark’s national museum of post and telecommunications (Copenhagen)
  19. Nationalmuseet – Denmark’s largest cultural and historical museum (Copenhagen)
  20. KBHS Høstfest (Harvest Festival) – A wonderful volunteer experience! (Copenhagen)
  21. Visiting the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in July (Humlebæk)
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